Monday, February 29, 2016


HAPPY LEAP YEAR ALL Today we are going to talk Irish folk lore , dark magic and what can happen when you mess all of the above.  Lets talk THE HAUNTER OF THE MOOR ( AN IRISH GHOST STORY) by Jeffrey Kosh.

                             BOOK BLURB

Patrick Conroy, a young American student of medicine in Dublin, decides to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city and spend a month in the quietude of the wild and beautiful Glencree valley, County Wicklow. However, surrounded by local legends and myths, he is soon dragged into an ancient mystery that has haunted the village of Ballymoor for centuries. Set on the background of the tumultuous years preceding the War of Independence, and colored by Irish folklore, the Haunter of the Moor is a ghost story written in the style of Victorian Gothic novels.

                            MY REVIEW
     When I started this book , I really didn't know what I was getting pulled into . It is set back in the time before the war of Independence . So I was thinking classic Victorian story . But boy was I wrong . I got sucked in by the end of chapter one. The story takes us on such a rollercoaster . The story has such a strong back story based on Irish folk lore and dark magic
  Our main character Patrick Conroy is a young medical student , studying in Dublin. When he decides to take a break in the countryside. Boy was he wrong , from the very moment he rode up to the manor , strange things started happening to him.  As you begin to read I found him to be a cocky young man that felt like he was kind of cocky and full if himself but as you continue to read you see him turned into a tortured soul that needed saving as much as he wanted to save Maggie . The young gypsy woman that when she first met him it was kind of disastrous and embarrassing for him. She is the sweet young woman, you will instantly like but also be wary of . She becomes such a strong willed  woman as she and Patrick fight to keep the Evil at bay. You will really love these characters they are well written and are complex but with their own evils to bear.
    This is an unique well thought out story, the plot is intriguing and the characters are complex. I loved all the folk lore mixed into the mystery. It kept me on the edge of my seat, the whole time I was reading .  I honestly couldn't put this one down, I wanted to know what was haunting them and how they were going to get rid of the evil. This was the first book I have read by this author and I think I will read more from him.  So if you want an intelligent well written story filled with mystery, folk lore and yes some romance . Check it out I promise you will not be disappointed .

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