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Ellie Blake is recovering from a nervous breakdown. Deciding to move back to her northern roots, she and her psychiatrist husband buy Tanners Dell at auction - an old water mill in the moorland village of Bridesmoor. However, there is disquiet in the village. Tanners Dell has a terrible secret, one so well guarded no one speaks its name. But in her search for meaning, Ellie is drawn to traditional witchcraft and determined to pursue it.
All her life she has been cowed. All her life she has apologized for her very existence. And witchcraft has opened a door she could never have imagined. Imbued with power and overawed with its magic, for the first time she feels she has come home, truly knows who she is. Tanners Dell, though, with its centuries-old demonic history...well, it's a dangerous place for a novice.
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- Robert Hutton
Another great book by S.E England. As good as his others and definitely makes you wonder if any of these things could be true!!!!
I believe in witches and Satan and God Almighty!!
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great story telling and wonderful narration. Between all her books it's hard to pick my favorite.
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- Jeffrey veals
Really Good--Just Not As Scary...
S.E. England happens to be the ONLY author that has ever scared me in a book. There are plenty of "horror" authors, but all I've read has failed to do anything for me in terms of fear. Even though Michael Rutger's 'Anomaly' was my favorite book of 2018 and is technically in the horror genre, it did its job of making be claustrophobic, but not scared. The 'Father of Lies' trilogy was legitimately the scariest series that i've ever read. Despite 'The Owlmen" being less scary than the others, I suggest that anyone who enjoyed England's trilogy read this one. I wrote the author about something unrelated to this and she called this book to be an offshoot of the trilogy; despite there being different characters (some that are mentioned or main characters in the original series and some that are totally new), I would consider 'The Owlmen" to be more of a really intriguing (and long) epilogue. There are new stories and characters who go through various things, but it has so much to do with the original family of the small village that it definitely seems to be more like a step sibling living in the same house to the trilogy than a second cousin (sorry--I know that was a silly metaphor, but that's all I could come up with).
"The Owlmen" follows Ellie Blake, the young woman married to a very prominent doctor in London, who decide to move to the country after Ellie suffers a breakdown. From that moment on, Ellie feels the power and the history of the place, but does not understand that the evil lurking all around her is more sinister than she's able to handle. Toby Harbor, the police officer who led the raid on Tanner's Dell, is now living in poverty and without his real name, family, friends or anything. His desire at this point is to find Ida Dean and bring her down, because without her dark witch's power, the Deans have nothing. As Ellie fights to understand and Toby tries to bring down the tyrannical reign of this horrible demon in woman form, all seems hopeless without the strength of this strong-knit community that'll never break their silence....the fear is to great and the consequences too horrible.
Like I said, this book wasn't as good as the others, but it was VERY entertaining and I finished it really quick. I love England's writing and I think that Ms. Meire does such an amazing job with the narration. On the other hand, I read a review that said that this person couldn't get past the accents; I rolled my eyes until I looked and saw that the reviewer was from the UK. So, I don't know if this person is being picky or if he/she is spot on. But, as an American, I found the accents to be great and I had no problem with them in any way.
The Book gets a B+ from me and Ms. Meire gets a B+ as well. The book and narration were well above average, but I can't give an A out to a book that wasn't as good as the original trilogy. Again, all that being said, read the book if you liked the trilogy; it's definitely worth seeing what is happening after the trilogy wraps up.
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