12 August 2013
Review: Saxon's Bane
Saxon's Bane by Geoffrey Gudgion
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is a deliciously subtle horror - and because of that even if horror is not your cup of tea I'd suggest you give it a go.
It is safe to say that I am fascinated by the history of Britain. I know all sorts of obscure trivia. And this book has added to it! Hooray! I absolutely LOVED the historical and archaeological aspects of this story.
The pacing is excellent. The story undulates naturally as the plot unravels. Folklore and tradition play a huge part in this fantastic tale, and this draws you in deeper. You feel a slowly building sense of dread as the story progresses.
But it's not all doom and gloom. In fact, it's far from it. This story is exciting and funny and thought provoking.
The characters are complex. You like some, dislike others, and that's just you getting started. You really get involved. There is passion and anger and religious zeal, but not one bit of it is overbearing. It's all how it's supposed to be.
Thanks to Rebellion via NetGalley for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.
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