Review: The Void by JD Horn


Publisher: 47 North

Publishing Date: November 2014

ISBN: 9781477825747 

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 1.2/5


Publisher Description: Mercy and her husband, Peter, are happily preparing to welcome baby Colin into their lives. But their excitement quickly becomes overshadowed by a gruesome discovery: someone has scattered severed limbs throughout the city. After a troubling visit from an old foe, Mercy learns dark magic is at play, and someone—or something—wants her and her unborn child out of the picture. To uncover the shocking reason why, the amateur witch must face a force beyond her power…or risk losing everything.

 Review: This received fairly good reviews. Is this a cult of personality where author’s earlier works touched a chord within the misspent youth of lonely housewives and resulted in this maudlin hero worship? Were pillows bunched under hips in hopes that reclining comfortably would lessen the bitter disappointment? Perhaps I am being unfair, as the reviewers in review-landia commented on bludgeoning yourself with the two novels that came before in order to understand the intricacies of witches, witching, witchy-poos and flying monkeys.  How you are able to drag your bleeding eyes across pages and pages of nonsensical blather, uninteresting characters and a bloated story-line is beyond the hitch in my gait.  Reading this was like having your nails peeled off one by one.

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