Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Great Northern Coven by Bruce Jenvey

J.R. is a bush pilot who drifts into small town, Haines, Alaska and signs on with the local flying service. He’s looking for a fresh start, a new beginning, and a place to hide from the painful past that literally haunts him day and night. What he doesn’t realize is the local Inuit Indians believe he is the missing piece in an ancient prophecy they have been waiting centuries to unfold. His arrival sets in motion a series of events that risks everything for everyone, right down to their very souls. It also brings forth a great evil and the only one who can save them all has to draw on her long-forgotten heritage of witchcraft.

This is the second book in the Cabbottown Witch Novels and is a story of the eternal struggle between good and evil with a wide range of characters from Lucifer and his minion, to pilots, barmaids and the ladies of the Tsonokwa Lodge… and of course, one very important Eagle-Man. But where Angela’s Coven centered on starting over and second chances, The Great Northern Coven is a story of letting go, moving on and taking that next step forward in our lives.

Since I really enjoyed the first book in this series, I was glad to get a chance to read and review the second one.

I enjoyed this one just as much, or more, even, than the first one. The writing style is still the same, but it feels more controlled, like the author really has a grip on what he wants to say. There are some very cleverly written dialogues that show a clear understanding on how to write proper dialogues.

The characters are well written, as they were in the first book, and there are many twists and turns in the plot to keep anyone entertained. There’s also quite a bit of humor, which many times took me by surprise. It really refreshes the palate after some of the more suspenseful scenes.

All in all, this is one I definitely recommend. You could probably read it without having read the first one, but it’s probably best if you read both to get the plot’s full effect.


1 comment:

Mrs. Jones said...

Well, i dont really like starting a series in the middle of it. But it sounds really good, so Ill go get the first book and read it before starting this one!!

Great review
-Theresa Jones