When seventeen-year-old Dharma Moore moves to Bayou country so her scam artist mother can work as a Paranormal Investigator, she discovers that more than ghosts haunt the abandoned plantation they now call home. Centuries ago, a voodoo curse was placed on the swamp waters surrounding the old plantation by a murdered slave. This terrible curse ensnares Dharma with its deadly effects. To save herself, she must face the terror of the haunted waters, find the dead woman's skull, and convince the slave's soul to release her from its torments. When Dharma discovers an ancient secret that links her to the property-a secret kept from her by her own family-she realizes that the curse is more personal to her than she ever imagined. To survive, Dharma must accept the help of the locals, and put her trust in the handsome gardener, Wolf Bodine-who is the only one crazy enough to come near the plantation. With his help, Dharma must learn to embrace the truth and accept that magic is not only real... but that it can be very, very deadly!
|Publisher:||Clean Teen Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||15 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Angela Townsend was born in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Missoula, Montana. As a child, Angela grew up listening to stories told by her grandparents, ancient tales and legends of faraway places. Influenced by her Irish and Scottish heritage, Angela became an avid research historian, specializing in Celtic mythology. Her gift for storytelling finally led her to a full time career in historical research and writing. A writer in local community circulations, Angela is also a published genealogical and historical resource writer who has taught numerous research seminars. Currently, Angela divides her time between writing, playing Celtic music on her fiddle, and Irish dancing. Angela's first novel, Amarok, was published through Spencer Hill Press in 2012. She later went on to sign with Clean Teen Publishing in 2013 and currently has two novels published through them: Angus MacBain and the Island of Sleeping Kings and River of Bones. Her third novel, Moonflower is scheduled for release in March 2014. Angela resides on a ranch, in rural Northwestern Montana, with her two children Levi and Grant.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
River of Bones based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Awesome super creepy book! This book will keep you up all night turning the pages!
This book was okay, just okay and full of clichés for a while. It was okay enough that I was curious enough to hang in there, so that isn’t a bad thing...it just wasn’t spectacular and didn’t seem original. It did manage to be mysterious, just a little bit, if that makes sense, that I hung on. Around 50% or so, it finally got more interesting. At this point I was annoyed with how full of been-done-to-death clichés, begging this author to hire a professional editor, but still curious to see where it was going. It ended up going in an unoriginal direction that was very full of convenient events, making me feel the author could have used more effort. Excitement didn’t happen for me, but it did wrap up pretty neatly. It’s an okay read if you can get past all the convenience and poor continuity. It could be an outstanding read if the author used a content editor. Formatting: Bland but clean. Editing/proofing: Mostly clean, spelling & grammar wise but could use some content editing help. Character development: I liked the characters and they had their own consistent voices, however they weren’t original. These are characters I’ve also read and watched in countless other productions so there was some disappointment too. Overall: I give it 3 stars and recommend re-releasing with the help of a strong content editor.
Angela weaves a haunting story. The pacing was excellent, the amount of suspense perfect. I love how Dharma's story is interchanged with Sassy's, each distinct in narration. As the story unfolds, clues from the past are revealed. I found myself drawn deeper and deeper into this world of swamps, mansions, and disintegrating cabins where all is not as it seems. The imagery is beautiful and scary all at once. Old pictures, piles of bones, spiderwebs and spirits better left undisturbed. Be prepared for an exciting ride!
This Book was great, couldn't put it down great description and knowledge of the era of the settings