Review: The Fabled Oak by Simon Clark

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Publisher: Venture Press

Publishing Date: July 2016

ISBN: 9781535591713

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 4.4/5

Publishers Description:  Byron and his team are in Wales investigating an ancient tree that the children of a hippy commune claim harbors a wicked spirit. Too afraid to play outside, the young boys and girls of Summer Moon Camp tell Byron of a monster made from the leaves, moss and bark of their once beloved tree.  

Review: A short read that follows the serialized adventures of a modern day paranormal investigation team. This time there is an old haunted oak tree that resides in the midst of a modernized commune.

This was very entertaining and I was surprised at the depth of character development in so short a novella. The movement is constant and revolves around the inter-play between the characters and the haunting.  It helped that the haunting had a human element. There is an excerpt at the end for their next adventure that looks even more entertaining.

I identified with Kit as he hates monkeys and is paranoid that it may attack him. Plus they are dirty and carry all types of diseases. Get this, you will have fun.

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