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- Print Length: 368 pages
- Publication Date: November 28, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B0777P95FJ
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The Celtic Curse: Newgrange Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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Ritualistic and full of twists and turns, the author does a fantastic job of keeping the reader on the edge of their seat. Well written, an engaging plot, and with enough gore and panic inducing moments to be truly worthy of the genre; Newgrange is one exciting read. Doyle doesn't shy away from the macabre, shocking, or truly depraved and its one of the strengths of this novel. I've come to expect great things when I read this author's work and I am NEVER disappointed.
The main character Jess is haunted by dreams and visions of a horrific past but doesn't understand her connection and must embark on a journey to find out the truth. Betrayal, lies, and secrets follow Jess until she's left wondering who she can trust, if anyone. Good vs. evil will clash, both sides warring for dominance. The ending, as usual, was fantastic.
Highly recommended for lovers of horror, thrillers, dark and disturbing tales.
World Building: 4.5/5
Story Flow: 4.5/5
Picky Bitches OVERALL SCORE: 5/5
Jess was a great lead, one who it was a joy to follow. The group of friends all had unique voices and played roles that lent to a reality to layer on the supernatural. It was a perfect blend, making what happened seem plausible, especially because of the attention to detail and respect regarding the myths. I’m not exactly sure why, but I really loved Shamus, he made me laugh out loud in places I’m fairly certain without him, would have been extremely dark. Good work that.
The end smashed into me with an unexpected twist that was impressive. Every stage of the story was told in a way that demanded I read the next. If you are looking for a character driven, dark tale, drenched in myth this is the one you want. You won’t be disappointed.
The contrasts between the different characters and their personal ethics are really interesting, and serve as a reminder that human nature is flawed and can, when devoted solely to an ideology or even to oneself, be truly evil without any additional help from the spiritual realm.
‘The Celtic Curse: Newgrange’ is a highly original and often macabre tale crafted from strands of legend, religion, ancient culture, sex, superstition, loyalty and friendship.
It does contain adult content and violence, so is suitable for an adult audience. If you like your fiction dark and your endings darker, this book is for you.
I whipped through the pages of Newgrange as a dark and Sordid plot unveiled before my eyes - instantly transporting me into a new world of which I've never delved into before.
Doyle doesn't hold back on her character's dialogue, and describes intimacy in full, hardy detail. Its real. There's no room for beating around the bush, which appealed to me.
Newgrange is fast-paced, brilliantly plotted and finishes with a twist that no matter how good you are at predicting endings, im positive 99% of all readers won't see this one coming.
I absoutly reccommend this novel to readers who love a good religious-themed thriller. It's packed with memorable characters who are described in perfect detail, as they jump off the page and straight nto your mind.
5 fantastic stars!
(Hurry up and write the sequel DD!)
Meet Jess, a young, mostly innocent American student, haunted by sinister dreams. Accompanied by several friends, she sets off on a journey to Ireland to investigate her vivid visions. Her fact-finding travels quickly escalate into a terrifying tangle of panic, kidnapping, lust, and ancient secrets. Allies in the form of an ancient religious order and an unusual group of priests come to her aid, but are they enough to stop the relentless evil?
Doyle starts her tale off wonderfully, skillfully exploring early Ireland, Celtic folklore, and an ancient evil. As we move to modern day, the tale slows down, pausing to explore a group of American students. We get to see their perspective of Ireland and uncover their relationships and personalities. The tale picks up speed at the end with a few twists and turns. It ends with a surprising and shocking ending that I certainly didn’t see coming.
Newgrange was an exciting and well-written dark read. The story starts with the backstory that is extremely important to the book as a whole, and the end will leave you pondering the love-hate relationship you now have with the story itself (in a good way).
D.J. Doyle has a dark and intriguing style of writing and storytelling that is sure to leave its mark on you, and have you craving more.
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