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Waking The Merrow
The Merrow Trilogy Book 1
Written by Heather RigneyGenre: Fantasy
John Brownstone's Review
Forget all those tales of those beings that have such beauty and grace.
What if by being half human the mer-folk also had some of the worst traits of humanity. Vicious evil creatures that prey upon humanity with impunity. Heather Rigney has woven just such a tale. In the essence of Stephen King and Clive Barker who are Ms. Rigney's inspiration she manages to thrill and scare with the best of them.
I was hooked from the very first page and while I was scared at times I also couldn't wait to turn the page and find out what happened next. Written as a historical thriller the book does not disappoint at all.
Spanning from the 1700's to the current day a tale that chills to the bone unfolds, a family that becomes intertwined with the merrow and how their future generations pay the price.
The characters she weaves are believable and full of angst bearing the frailties of our modern day life yet they still manage to find that spark within to stand up for what they love and believe in.
Well written giving a full back ground of the merrow and who they are, the book goes back and forth between the beginning of how they became entwined with the land dwellers to the modern day terror they instill.
A must read for any lovers of this genre of writing and I look forward to the future installments of this story.
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