It's Monday! What are you reading? (6) June 4, 2012Posted by thehypermonkey in Book talk.
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Title: Dark Seduction
Author: Shaun Jeffrey
Available at: Amazon
Forced into accepting a bet by a group of mysterious card players, Zen Barker soon discovers that there is a world beyond ours. A place of nightmare where the monsters are real: The Shadowland.
The rules of the wager? Kill or be killed. The target? A woman named Melantha who wields a sinister power called the Glamour that allows her to bewitch anyone she meets. She intends using it to take vengeance against the descendents of those who have persecuted her gypsy clan through the ages. But in doing so she risks creating a disturbance in the infrastructure, and if that happens, then the monsters that reside in the Shadowland will be released.
Now the fate of the world rests on the shoulders of a disgruntled anarchist. God help us.
I just started this novella. So far it’s pretty gritty. I don’t imagine it’ll take me long to read it since it’s only 134 pages. It’s more like a horror then a fantasy. If I had known that I might not have picked it up. I’ll still give it a chance though. Maybe it has more fantastical elements in it the further you get into it. Although it’s well-written, it’s still a little disappointing.
After this, I’ll probably read another novella, Along Came A Demon. It looks promising and I’m looking forward to it. You know what they say, don’t judge a book by its cover!
What are you currently reading?