Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Secrets of Life and Death by Rebecca Alexander

This book is mix of medieval and contemporary times.  Ages have passed since the first sorcery was used but the evil still lives.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

I found this book a bit odd and hard to read.  Each chapter goes back and forth from historical reference to present day. Some chapters are only a few pages long.  It made the reading a bit choppy.  I also wasn't sure about the story line.  However, I persisted in reading it and it was challenging and thought inducing.  Not really my cup of tea, but worth a read.

There is magic, sorcery, evil, angels, demons and elementals.   Girls are turning up dead in contemporary times with odd sigils on their bodies and no blood.  Occult Professor Felix gets involved and bites off more than he can chew.

In the past, a King is trying to keep his wife alive so she may bear him children, preferably a son.  She comes from a very strange background, but is a beautiful woman.  As the witches work to keep her alive, she becomes more than a person:  she turns into a living demon.  She's also alive in contemporary times but wearing a different face.

There's actual history here, along with hocus pocus magic and blood letting.  This one might very well make you hear noises at night.  I'm sure it'll not allow you to sleep well while you're reading it.  There are things in the world that are beyond understanding, but I sure hope the things discussed in this book aren't it!

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