Good morning all and welcome to hump day Wednesday . Its 4 days till Halloween hope you are all ready. To add to your Halloween reading list. THE CURSE OF MARY , by Nicola Jayne Taylor.
All legends begin in truth
Turn back the pages of time to 15th century Britain, a dark era in history. All legends begin somewhere in truth and are distorted over the years, turned into myth. One such Legend starts with passion, love, demonic and a ritualistic sacrifice and has dire consequences for future generations of a family named Cambelle. Mystery, murder, magic and ghosts, The Curse of Mary is a seductive, terrifying colourful trip through time into the modern age. Nicolajayne Taylor really brings history to life as she rewrites a well known legend and does spookery like no other author. This is British horror at its best.
I have read many variations on the legend of bloody Mary, this is one of the better renditions of the lore. It all starts back in the 15th century and centers around the Cambelle family . As they save their family by calling the demon to help them and in return they will sacrifice a daughter every year .And follows through the centuries right up to modern day. The author spans generations seamlessly and takes us on such a rollercoaster ride of emotions .
The book is centered around Mary and Isistis . Mary knew from the start that Isistis was to be hers when she was sacrificed . She dreamt of him and needed him as much as he needed her . Mary to me is a strong character that wanted love and needed love . You see her mature along with Isistis as the devise their plans. The cast of characters are a variety of people . I want to call them thieves and charlatans. They all seem to thrive of the greed and then get all scared when they have to pay the piper. The characters are very well written, trust me you want to shake some of them and strangle the other side . You will also fall in love with a few characters as you read .
This modern retelling of Bloody Mary is full of magic. horror an sex . Yes there is hot sex in this book. The author blends the horror behind the legend and the erotica seamlessly . I was on the edge of my seat most of the time as I flipped the pages . I really like this version of Bloody Mary . So if yo want to crawl into bed with a good Halloween read that will keep you reading well into the night . Check it out.