Baba Lenka: Pure Occult Horror Kindle Edition
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- Publication date : June 10, 2020
- File size : 2570 KB
- Print length : 324 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- ASIN : B0865VKCHL
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #130,712 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Bohemia, 1890, Lenka Heller has just turned 16 years old... her mother gives her liquor and tells Lenka the story of her family legacy...
Lenka finds out the hard way that her inheritance is part of a bigger picture of demonic control of world power... There is nothing she can do to prevent participation...
Fast forward to the 1970s, Baba Lenka, as she is known, is old and dying so she must pass on the legacy to a new Baba or be tortured in the afterlife for eternity...
Lenka sends for her rightful heir living in England. The family, including her 8 year old granddaughter Eva, arrive just in time for Lenka to pass the inheritance to Eva by way of a rustic stick figure...
Lenka whispers to Eva: Take it... From me... to you... and with the transference of the doll, Eva unknowingly accepts her inherited legacy of satan worship...
Well, in this year of not-so-stellar "most anticipated" novels this was not the worst novel I've read but I removed some stars for a few problems.
I removed 1 star because though there was adequate development of the character Baba Lenka, most of the others were fairly cardboard and were trotted out only when needed. I would have liked to know more about the secret society and its members who were introduced into the story.
I removed another star for too much repetition and many loose ends (one of my pet peeves). COME CLOSER by Sara Gran is an excellent book if you're looking for a story about demon possession.
Eva experiences a funeral that no child should ever be part to with horrific consequences. She is ripped from her home, her parents and her own little self, forced to grow up and accept that she is a pawn in something much bigger and stronger than anything she ever knew and believed in.
The story of Baba Lenka is fascinating, cruel and sad all at once with the added disbelief of what one person can actually be put through. The lives of those girls are torn away from them when very young and their paths set up into a life of hatred, darkness and loneliness.
Fantastic book and highly recommended to anyone with interest in the paranormal and all things occult.
The story is told from the points of view of Eva Hart as well as her grandmother, Baba Lenka, and spans many years. Of course, there is plenty of terrifying and creepy to be read in this story, to an overwhelming degree, sometimes. I love the relationship that Eva had with Nicky and her mother, but that is about the only light to go with the shade. I liked the way the book ended, I wasn't sure how it was going to be wrapped up. And I cheered when Eva's grandfather got what was coming to him!
There is much out there that we just can't explain yet....
4.5 stars from me.
Top reviews from other countries
I won't give any more of the plot away , just to say that you will absolutely live Eva's story as you follow her into darkness. Once more, the research is exemplary. Whether it's nineteenth century Europe or 1970s Britain, Sarah pulls you right in to history and brings it to life in front of your eyes. The characterisation is perfect too, from the decent to the diabolical to the grotesque. Honestly, wait until you meet Earl Hart...one of the most repulsive characters in modern fiction. All vividly brought to life at the hands of a master story teller.
The ending is deeply poignant and as ever with Sarah, completely unexpected. This author always has the ability to pull the rug from under you right at the end. This is no exception. Personally, I loved it...It felt completely right. A ray of hope in the darkness...I think we all need that. Particularly in the dark days we are living through now. So, if you love dark fiction or if you just love superb writing, this is the book for you.
This is an author at the height of her powers, and in my opinion, the finest writer of dark fiction working in Britain today.
Sarah England is the absolute queen of occult horror and has yet again wrote a fantastic book that has exceeded expectations.
To anyone who already loves occult horror or is just starting off , I would highly recommend Baba Lenka as it’s nothing short of brilliant.
Thank you for writing another wonderful book .
Fantastic read, devoured too quickly and will definitely be read again soon!
To bring the reader the in the young teen's innocent world of the 1970's then plunge us into the murky streange world of 19th century Europe takes quite a gift, to keep the story fast flowing and also introducing us, her readers to the world of the Satanic and the little poppet oh yes that poppet lets just say the word takes on a whole new meaning and its not the cute endearing word I used to call my child when she was little.
It might just be me, but in this book I found the thread running throughout this tale is Matriarchal Deceit, and that disturbed and upset me, the depths to which these people were willing to go knowingly inflicting damaging psychological truama on their children because of Cowardice was truly cruel and shocking.
My read would have been enhanced if Id read it whilst listening to the theme music for Tales Of The Unexpected (another 70's classic) as it was I read my Baba under the duvet and managed to scare myself witless, read this book if you enjoy a good horror that will make you want to say NOOOOOOOOOOOO
Sarah, this is another one of your books I will keep on my ever growing Sarah England re-read pile.