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And just when he is questioning the very career that has been his salvation-his port in a cataclysmic storm-he ...
And just when he is questioning the very career that has been his salvation-his port in a cataclysmic storm-he will discover a heroic history about his own family heritage:
Generations of sentinels and conscripts of faith; protectors and servants of humanity. The story of the holy mission of the Clan of MacAulay. A family at the very roots of a millenniums-long war against unimaginable evil.
The unearthing of his lineage will provide answers to questions that have always haunted his periphery, and some that he's never known to ask. Much will be asked of him in return.
Detective Bobby Mac will be charged to find it in himself to believe-to accept that such evil, such ageless horror, still threatens the world's tenuous grasp on innocence, righteousness, and normalcy.
Even in 21st century America.
Posted November 21, 2011
I've been super busy lately, so much so that it has taken me weeks to get through my most favorite authors' New York Times bestsellers. Big names, page-turning books. I'm telling you this so when I tell you that I finished Black Beast within a 24-hour period you'll understand the significance, that this book is that good! From the get-go, the story grabbed me by the shirt collar and demanded my full attention, forcing everything else to go on hold. Bobby Mac's struggle with his personal demons- and with actual ones- is absorbing, and R.S. Guthrie carves him out so skillfully that he feels real. The writing is powerful and vivid, manipulating the heart to race and the eyes to tear up. This was by far the most emotional mystery that I've ever read and one of the best. One last callout: the dialogue. Dialogue makes or breaks a story, and Guthrie's is exceptional. It's clever, rings true, and shouts volumes about the speaker, and could easily be adapted into a screenplay (hint hint). What I find most amazing is that this is Guthrie's debut novel. Coming straight out of the chute with something that competes with the masters, imagine that? Needless to say, I highly recommend the first installment of Clan Of MacAulay.
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Posted April 24, 2013
Don't Read This Late At Night: The best book I've read in a long time. Was a little hesitant since I generally don't read horror books but this had the right amount of mystery to make it evenly balanced. You ever get one of those books that you read and you remember the plot for years to come? This is one of them. The only mistake I made was finishing it late at night. I'll be rehashing this story for hours to come this evening. Not the sort of story sweet dreams are made of. It's that scary. All I know is if I ever get in a tight spot with some bad-ass evil creature, I want Det. Macaulay on my side. Can't wait for the next book to come out!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 20, 2013
After meeting author Rob S. Guthrie in Twitter, I decided to read his books. Genius Indie writer, he writes thriller books with a touch of supernatural that you cannot miss. His books are almost impossible to be put down. This book was quite a surprise, and since I finished reading it, I became a fan of Bobby Mac and his creator. I gave it 5 penguins.
I have been very surprised while I was reading this book. I am not very fond of novels including dark stuff. I am a person who gets scared easily. But this book is completely different. In its own special way, it has all those elements that keep you reading, being almost impossible to put the book aside. It is dark, brilliant, witty, well-written, and the story has those twists and unexpected things that we good readers enjoy so much. So it is as good that I would recommend it to all of you who enjoy a good mystery novel with a fantastic touch. You will be moved, surprised, excited, and a lot more while reading this book.
Posted November 7, 2011
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