Nether Isle is built upon a foundation of secrecy. The unimaginable truths living amongst the locals are kept hushed and often ignored. But when Theodore moves there from Alaska, the secrecy ends up being his worst enemy. His naiveté leaves him prey to the dangers lurking around his new home and when the truth is finally revealed, he is already tangled in a web of trouble. Too late to prevent it and too deep to escape, Theodore is forced to find the strength to fight it. Thrown into this strange new reality, he taps into the locals for help. Home to mystery and magic, the rough and jaded inhabitants of Nether Isle band together to save their home. Used to operating alone, Theodore must learn to trust strangers and adapt to the supernatural world unraveling around him.
Set in a run-down fishing village off the coast of Maine, Nether Isle shows the battle between good and evil, on both a large and personal scale. It reveals the fine line separating the two opposing forces and how light can often stem from a dark place. This paranormal fantasy captures the spooky feel of isolation when facing a force as great as nature. Nautical in setting, gothic in feel, this story is one for our buried imaginations.
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I loved this book. The concept was original. Nether Isle is an island where the dead can be seen. The island is close to a portal to the after life. Ghosts naturally congregate to the light and those who don't want to cross over will sometimes stay in Nether Isle. Theodore, being new to the isle, isn't exactly aware of this. But his whole world changes quickly when he learns the truth. Of course, I won't say how he learns but it's a great surprise. Nether Isle is a well written, emotional journey that keeps you wanting more. It's the first book I've read from Nicoline Evans and it certainly won't be my last. And the artwork for the cover is amazing! Excellent book. Can't wait to read more.