The Fetch

The Fetch

by Laura Whitcomb
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Throw out any notion you have of the scary, scythe-bearing Grim Reaper and replace it with The Fetch.

A Fetch is a death escort, a comforting guide who waits while the soul chooses whether or not to leave its mortal body. Upon choosing death, and yes, it is often a choice, the soul is led by its Fetch through a door into the afterworld.

Calder was young for a Fetch, only three-hundred-and-thirty. Had he been doing death scenes a bit longer, say a couple hundred years longer, perhaps he would have recognized the warning signs. As it was, Calder was too preoccupied by the attractive woman he'd left behind on earth during a recent death scene to notice the dangerous path he was embarking upon.

When Calder can no longer stand to be apart from the woman he's named Glory, he sets in motion a series of events that upsets a delicate balance and the consequences are felt throughout Heaven and Earth.

Set in the time of the Russian Revolution, the author takes us on a journey literally around the world in search of the one key that can open the door to align the two worlds again. Part historical fiction, part paranormal/fantasy, and part love story, THE FETCH is a beautifully written tale of mistakes made and lessons learned, both in life and in death.
Mother-Daughter-Book-Club More than 1 year ago
Calder left his human life when he was only nineteen, and in the 300+ years since then he has been a Fetch, a being sent to guide humans to the afterworld when they die. Calder enjoys helping people find the peacefulness that comes when their souls move on, and he's never been tempted to alter the decision of a soul teetering between life and death. That changes in the early 1900s when he ends up fascinated by the caregiver at the bedside of a boy. He wills the boy to live for her sake. Years later, he ends up at the same bedside, and he decides he must meet the woman who cares for the boy. Calder enters the body of a dying man, trading places with him in the process, and he sets in motion a series of events that threaten to overwhelm the land of the living and unbalance the land of the dead. On earth, Calder becomes involved with the lives of Rasputin and the Russian royal family shortly before and after they are taken hostage during the revolution. He realizes he must set the earthly world and the spiritual one back to rights, but first he must discover how. In The Fetch, Laura Whitcomb has created an inventive tale that is part supernatural mystery and romance, and part historical fiction. With Calder we travel from the unrest in Russia, to the first Hollywood movie studios, to New York and London. Larger than life historical figures Rasputin, Anastasia and Alexis join Calder on his quest while also searching for their own peaceful afterlife. Can they succeed? The Fetch leaves you guessing right up to the end.
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keeps you going all the way through!
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Awesomeness1 More than 1 year ago
First of all, disregard where it says "a supernatural romance" of the cover. If you go into this novel expecting a romance, you will be disappointed and it might ruin the novel for you. This book is not for everyone. The writing is very dense and it reads like a hazy dream. The plot and pacing of this novel is also very sporadic. However, I absolutely loved the originality of it, and it was very interesting. I managed to finish it in a single rainy afternoon. I recommend this to people who love fantasies with a touch of historical fiction mixed in, but caution I them to have an open mind.
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daykrist More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved "A certain slant of light" and was excited to read this book. It did not hold my interest...very boring...and I read 150 pages and there was no romance in sight. I wouldn't recommend this book.
Future-Author More than 1 year ago
Great story with imaginative insight. Takes the story of Anastatia and puts a twist on the story dealing with a "Fetch" who is sort of like an angel of death who longs to have a day as a human again. He then is trapped in the body he has taken and you have an action packed adventure against the clock to put everything right. The ending was slightly disappointing for me but my daughter loved the way it ended so there you go.
KelseyLynn More than 1 year ago
Not really any romance but it is about the russian..if forgot what its called. I thought the beginning was pretty interesting and thought it would slowly progress. It just keeps building. I've got 50 more pages till I'm done but I'm thinking about just quiting it. :|
WickedLovelySinger-Writer More than 1 year ago
Yes, i will admit, at first it is a little boring. i always loved Anastasia, and that stuff, and i like to read those kind of 'twists' on stories. so i did enjoy seeing that. but it does take a while to really get into. to me it seemed that it's always building to something really epic and big, but it never really got there for me. it just kept building. also "supernatural romance" was a wrong choice of words in my opinion. yes there is romance, but this made me think it was A ROMANCE, and it's not really. it's not that big of an element in the book. but in the end i did enjoy it very much and i will recommend it to anyone who loves: Adventure, SOME romance, Afterlife, or the Russian Revolution/ Anastasia
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CharCharNehir More than 1 year ago
I loved it. I would spend all night reading it, but the only thing you need to look out for was how she twisted God and Heaven.