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Brood of the Witch-Queen (A Supernatural Thriller) Kindle Edition
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[Rohmer s] chief love was the mysticism of Egypt and this is clearly apparent in his best novel, Brood of the Witch Queen. --Mike Ashley, Who s Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction
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- File size : 945 KB
- Publication date : December 21, 2018
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Publisher : Musaicum Books (December 21, 2018)
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07MK5G9GC
- Print length : 140 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #937,195 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It begins on a sinister note as Robert Cairn sees Apollo, the king of the swans, who seems to have died without apparent reason right in front of his eyes! When Robert goes to investigate, he discovers that the swan had its neck broken in three places. He goes to the nearest home, the one of Antony Ferrara. Ferrara has always been a strange and mysterious person; he is the "son" of a man who is good friends with Robert's father. While in Ferrara's home, Robert sees and smells some strange things; he glimpses numerous Egyptian artifacts and the strangest of all, an unwrapped mummy. Just who is this Ferrara? The answer to that question while take you through this delightful, almost 100 year old book!
For free on Kindle. This one is definitely worth your time.
There are only a couple of hiccups that make the story less than perfect. First, the character development seems less than realistic. The son in the book never seems to fully grasp the danger of the magic he is in, charging full on into situations despite the repeated instances of it upon him. And the father keeps resisting to explain the happenings to those around all the characters for some unknown reason, just throwing off an excuse that it might somehow upset people.
All of that is minor though beside the major failing of the ending. After traveling half the globe with the characters and building incredible suspense until the last page, the very last paragraph of the book completely destroys the ending and all of the suspense built throughout the book.
This book was all ready to be placed on one of my favorite of all time lists, but the ending blew it. I highly still recommend it for a read though if you are looking for a romp through Egypt, magic and evil.