- Paperback: 268 pages
- Publisher: Ink Raven Press (April 1, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0993549004
- ISBN-13: 978-0993549007
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,380,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Making of Gabriel Davenport (Volume 1) Paperback – April 1, 2016
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About the Author
Beverley Lee is a freelance writer currently residing in the south east of England. In thrall to the written word from an early age, especially the darker side of fiction, she believes that the very best story is the one you have to tell. Supporting fellow authors is also her passion and she is actively involved in social media writers’ groups. The Making of Gabriel Davenport is her debut novel.
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So the story is about more than a young man. It's about a process and revenge. And maybe even a bit of young adult attitude and the stealing of a soul- a lot went on and came together perfectly. You see, Gabriel lives in The Manor, a place that studies the paranormal and supernatural. Each resident, other than the curator (Carver), has a talent that assists in discovering and possibly resolving unnatural occurrences. While there, he's continuously observed by things unseen. He's also under protection - been under protection since infancy and never told why.
While he's dealing with such secrets and insecurities, his mother is tucked away in a room in the same home, completely disconnected from reality. Or is she? Things talk to her and convince her to do things, where the ones who care for her can't even carry on a conversation! Gabriel's father, dead fifteen years, decided to pay everyone a visit too. HOW DOES THIS ALL COME TOGETHER?!! Sounds crazy, I know and you don't exactly get all of the answers, thanks to the ending, but I have a feeling I'll be finding out as soon as the follow-up hits shelves and Kindle!
Be sure you grab yourself a copy of The Making of Gabriel Davenport as soon as you can. Find out what all the hubbub is about! On to a new read.
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** Book provided by author, Beverly Lee, for an honest review.
If feels wrong to refer to this as a debut novel, for the writing is seasoned and measured for maximum effectiveness. Is it possible for someone to produce such a potent novel with the first attempt? Apparently. It's long since I've read horror served-up this well. Whatever gives you comfort...keep it close. If you want cheap scares, then go elsewhere. This is classic, burrowing-into-your-head horror. This is a writer at the top of her game, and she's just getting started.
And now I'm amiss, for I've addressed the atmosphere and little more. What else? Uncomfortable twists that cause a person to squirm abound. The pacing is just fast enough to render you breathless. The setting takes on a life of its own. It's all so masterfully sinister. Of course, there are the characters, each fascinating and vividly alive, well, alive most of the time. Like I say, unnerving. It's not often I finish a book wanting to know more about so many.
I encourage any doubters to read the preview. Please do. I sampled before I bought and was sold right away. I bought and wasn't disappointed. Unnerved, startled, and frightened, but never disappointed.
The interview with the author sounded like a really promising start to a new trilogy, so I downloaded it onto my Kindle. Unfortunately, it's not really a "horror" novel at all, even though it does introduce vampires and demons as main characters. It mostly resembles a young-adult dark fantasy series . . . with an emphasis on DARK as some deviant sexual threats are only suggested, but not carried out.
Ms. Lee does a tremendous job of creating an atmospheric thriller about an infant boy who whose family is targeted by a demon during a destructive snow storm (with fatal consequences) that haunts him for the rest of his young life, and the plot twist at the end really caught me off guard. Even though it doesn't qualify as a genuine horror novel, I'm still curious to see what new direction it'll take the story.
When I first heard of 'Gabriel,' I could not wait to read it. When I finally did, it surpassed my expectations! I gave up some sleep to keep reading. It was a very happy trade-off, I assure you (and I was so freaked out at times, I didn't want to sleep anyway!). 😉 'Gabriel' immediately sucked me into the world of the Davenports, and I was right there looking over my shoulder with Beth Davenport (the epitome of 'amazing mother,' by the way. You'll see why!) goosebumps tickling over the surface of my skin, sensing but unable to see something terrible that was lurking with an oppressing heaviness on the edges, waiting, watching. The writing is not only beautiful, but vivid. I was IN every setting, could SEE every character's face, mannerisms. The characters were multi-layered, diverse, and I loved them all. Beverly brought each and every one flaring to life.
This supernatural literary feast is fast-paced (the smaller chapters really worked here!) and stirring. 'The Making of Gabriel Davenport' will take you on a crazy, haunting, and mysterious ride until the 'holy crap!' ending. Can't wait for the sequel! I highly recommend you pick up your own copy tout de suite! 😄