This book will have you sitting on the edge of your seat, from the first page to the last. It has vast array of characters, both human and not, old and young. Old Bob the medicine man being one of my favorites. Manny, Old Bobs grandson reminded me of todays youth, rebelious and set in his ways, but with a little guidence from an old man and a coyote, he becomes a true Indian warrior. This book will transport you to a magical place. When done reading, it will take you a while to leave it and come back to this world.
This novel is well developed with a variety of diverse characters. If you like Hillerman, you'll enjoy this one. More spiritual, but not a lot different from current tribal attitudes. It is fast paced but with some really interesting characters. Take the time to read it - it is a great romp. Dr. B
This one is a must for your reading pleasure...you won't be able to put it down, and you can't wait for the next exciting chapter.....what a lady...hope this won't be her last creation. I know Veronica personally...a lady of numerous talents and an imagination and sense of creativity second-to-none. Doyle & Bunny Leathers, Amarillo, Texas
You will not be able to put it down. This book is absolutely amazing. The Author has such an imagination and her creativity will rock you. A must read. She makes you feel like you are right there with the characters. So excited for the next novel!
Manny's parents were murdered when he was still a baby. He has spent his life growing up with his grandfather, a Ute medicine man, whom he barely tolerates, but when an ancient prophecy begins to come to pass Manny will have to learn to rely on his grandfather as he never has before as he and three of his friends are called to become warriors in the upcoming battle. Lawson brings this mystical horror story to life by drawing deeply on Native American, Ute, legends. I found myself lost in the story and never quite sure what was coming. The story was always fresh and exciting and never predictable. The storyline is unique, not in the aspect of an ancient prophecy coming to life, but rather in the way Lawson brings the story to life. She sets it in a small town and on the Ute reservation in Unitah Basin. She relies on the small town setting only as a backdrop for certain key scenes, keeping most of the action on the reservation itself. The scenes she paints come to vivid life on the page and she draws deeply on the mystical elements of Ute legends to help her story become real to the reader. I would highly recommend this book to people who like horror stories, zombie stories - no this story is not about zombies though there are some similarities between zombies and the Ute skinwalkers and people who just want a good escapist read.
* I received a copy of this book free from the author in return for my honest and frank review *
An intriguing read. Miss V. Lawson knows her subject matter and tells an interesting tale with some surprising twists. A story sure to thrill your supernatural senses and keep you eager to turn the page. As you get to know the players that spring to life in Summer of Stolen Souls, you will find yourself immersed within each compelling narrative. You may weep, you may cheer, and you will definitely love the magic that brings this unique cadre of friend and foe together. This Dark Feather novel brings ancient legend to our modern time, and plays on the age old archetype of good vs evil. Your warrior soul will resonate with the eternal champions. Your lovers heart will break, and your rational mind will wonder at the possibilities brought to light. I look forward to her next endeavour, of which she gives us but a tantalizing hint, sure to be a chilling adventure of the surreal kind.
I absolutely loved this book! Ms. Lawson has captured my attention in the very first chapter, and keep the suspense going thru the entire end of the book. She has created such memorable impressions of all her characters, I can hardly wait for her next book! It was such a pleasure to know all of the exact locations she was talking about because we live in the area. It will keep you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next! I recommend this book to EVERYONE, young and old. Very well written. Barb
This one of the best books I have read in years. I was totally engrossed in it and it was extremely hard to put down. Ms. Lawson's writing style is easy to follow,fast moving, and holds the reader's interest. I would highly recommend The Summer of Stolen Souls to anyone who likes scary!