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Veronica G. Henry

Forfatter af Bacchanal

5 Værker 566 Medlemmer 15 Anmeldelser

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Værker af Veronica G. Henry

Bacchanal (2021) 276 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Quarter Storm (2022) 166 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The Canopy Keepers (2024) 77 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Candles Are Burning [short story] (2022) 28 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Foreign Exchange (2023) 19 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse

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Don't Fear the Reaper
Review of the Amazon Original Kindle eBook (November 15, 2022) released simultaneously with the Audible Original audiobook (November 15, 2022)

“She has the forbidden knowledge.”


A woman with a single child loses her husband in an accident. She is reduced in circumstances to living in a deserted shack on her church congregation's property, working as a cleaner and making candles as a sideline to make ends meet. But, the tragedy has provoked her family's dangerous hereditary gift of "the second sight". This puts her in danger from forces beyond this world.

I thought the sweep and imagination of this one was terrific. It takes you to unexpected places about which it would be a spoiler to disclose anything further. A very entertaining horror fantasy read!

American Veronica G. Henry is a fantasy, horror and mystery writer who has published several novels and short stories. Her most popular novel is Bacchanal (2021).

The Candles Are Burning is the sixth of seven Amazon Original Kindle eBooks/Audible Audio audiobooks released on November 15, 2022 as part of the Into Shadow Collection of short stories where "Some truths are carefully concealed; others merely forgotten. In this spellbinding collection, seven acclaimed fantasy authors create characters who venture into the depths where others fear to tread. But when forbidden knowledge is the ultimate power, how far can they go before the darkness consumes them?"

Soundtrack
Could not resist going back to listen to Blue Öyster Cult's (Don't Fear) the Reaper (1976) which you can listen to on YouTube here or on Spotify here.

Bonus Track
(Don't Fear) The Reaper is the music track used in the hilarious and iconic "More Cowbell" skit performed by Christopher Walken and the SNL cast on Saturday Night Live on April 8, 2000 which you can see on Vimeo here.

Trivia and Link
You can watch for current and past Amazon Original Kindle short stories which are usually paired with their Audible Original narrations at an Amazon page here (link goes to Amazon US, adjust for your own country or region).
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alanteder | 2 andre anmeldelser | Jul 16, 2024 |
A combination fantasy and real-world story. The author addresses a lot of topics or issues in this one story. The topics are interesting, yet I think it would be better to narrow the range, and focus deeper on fewer topics. Also, the fantasy aspect, is interesting, and not as fleshed out as I would like. Plus, I have issues with the believability with the fantasy world. I think that's why I want that world delved into more deeply up front. Still, there is too much personification in the trees to be believable for me. I have some minor problems with the main character, and with the writing—the similes in this story don't resonate for me, and that is a hangup. Not sure if I want to continue the series.
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pandr65 | 1 anden anmeldelse | May 4, 2024 |
The story is a slow burn, but I enjoyed the environmental consciousness and fantasy of the story line. I really wished the trees have the conscience and have better way of communicating with human, so we can better protect the environment we inhabit and our descendants will inherit.
 
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Baochuan | 1 anden anmeldelse | Apr 29, 2024 |
dnf early on, very tired premise. Stupid cops making stupid murder accusations that would never stick in reality but MC has to clear her name for some reason.
 
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omission | 4 andre anmeldelser | Oct 19, 2023 |

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Værker
5
Medlemmer
566
Popularitet
#44,192
Vurdering
½ 3.4
Anmeldelser
15
ISBN
9

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