Wednesday, 6 November 2013
URBAN FANTASY THRILLER: The Secrets of Life and Death - Rebecca Alexander
Release Date: 10/10/13
Publisher: Del Rey
Krakow, 1585 Summoned by the King of Poland to help save his dying niece, Edward Kelley and his master, alchemist and scholar Dr John Dee, discover a dark secret at the heart of The Countess Bathory's malady. But perhaps the cure will prove more terrifying than the alternative...England, 2013 Jackdaw Hammond lives in the shadows, a practitioner and purveyor of occult materials. But when she learns of a young woman found dead on a train, her body covered in arcane symbols, there's no escaping the attention of police consultant Felix Guichard. Together they must solve a mystery centuries in the making, or die trying.
A cracking novel that not only brings the past to life but also gives the reader a story that really will keep you glued from start to finish, especially if you have any knowledge about one of the players from the past, John Dee. Its definitely a book that has high octane thrills, brings some great twists to the fore, storytelling that really doesn’t let up which when backed with cracking prose and clear love of presenting a story all round makes this a top notch title.
Throw into the mix some top notch characters that have a great many facets that the readers will form a few attachments to and all round you’ll be more than happy about picking up this book. Great stuff.