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Posted December 5, 2012
This particular oak is usually veiled in mist, and sunlight doesn't reach it much. But when the moon shines, it casts a glow upon the tree. Cats can come here to speak with StarClan.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 23, 2011
A fresh approach
My interest in supernatural fiction has waned as of late...until this book. J.E. Cammon brings forth an exciting tale of friends, family, revenge, hatred, prejudice, lies, and the occult. He sprinkles a little humor in there to mitigate the somewhat harsh nature of the setting while giving the reader realistic relationships between the characters. This is a fresh approach to a genre that has been flooded with sappy mush. If there really were creatures in the night, they probably wouldn't go killing every thing in sight...that wouldn't be prudent. That is how Cammon writes, with an eye for believability. What I like most is that this is not a book written for teenage girls, there are no sexy vampires seducing underage females in dark creepy 'romantic' rooms. There is the 'Soul Eater' Vampire who thrives on proximity to death, not sinking teeth into fleshy throats; the easy going Lycanthrope that rides his wave of rage like a drug, to the brink of loosing himself in it; the awkward grad student of the occult who accidentally awakens things that should most likely be left asleep, and finally the 'Hunters', who judge others not for their actions, good or bad, but for what they are on the surface. It's different. It's good. Quick read. Five stars.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 13, 2011
A different approach to the supernatural
Cammon, like Laura Hamilton, writes about worlds with varying monsters such as vampires, lycanthropes, and others. But, unlike Laura Hamilton, Cammon's female characters do not jump in and out of bed with the various monsters, and he doesn't spend endless paragraphs describing various garments. Thank God. Cammon has developed the inhabitants of his world in a refreshing way. Jarvis, the vampire, works as a hit-man for local street-gangs, and can't understand human emotions or even that batteries on a portable radio can go dead. David, the lycanthrope, works as a veterinarian technician (after all, he really understands animals), and has a father whose approval he craves. Nick, a human, is in the unenviable position of being a student of the occult who accidentally awakens a real monster and has to flee for his life. The most horrific character is a beautiful woman named Scarlet who decides that certain individuals need killing, and then throws herself (at times literally) into the task. These individuals interact as friends, family, companions, enemies - in short, all the ways that humans interact. Even though some of them aren't human. This is without question a different approach to the tales of the supernatural.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.