The Lion, The Witch, and The Secret Garden: A Nocturne Falls Universe story

The Lion, The Witch, and The Secret Garden: A Nocturne Falls Universe story

by Larissa Emerald, Kristen Painter

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Quit is not in a lion shifter's vocabulary.

When a demon demands a ransom for his sister's life, Rylan Lewis travels to Nocturne Falls to find a magical mirror stone in order to free her. Only Zoe, a beautiful, sensuous witch, is after the same stone. As their paths collide, Zoe teams with Rylan because she can read the magical map he's given. But it isn't as easy as either one expects, especially when their hearts and desires get in the way.

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BN ID: 2940161540909
Publisher: Sugar Skull Books
Publication date: 10/16/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 104,901
File size: 2 MB

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The Lion, The Witch, and The Secret Garden: A Nocturne Falls Universe story 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This short, 75-page book is quite simplistic, and very poorly written. Virtually every page contains a misused word or typo. The writing is choppy, transitions between scenes are nonexistent, and characters & situations have been developed so meagerly that nothing at all rings true. I was even unable to buy in to the supposed true love connection between the two main characters, because there was such limited written support for it. Worse, the culminating scene of the book somehow got reduced to one very short, choppy paragraph that left me completely uninvested. In addition, the sexual allusions surprised me (I was expecting a squeaky clean, sex-before-marriage-free story like the original NF books), and felt somehow unsavory. It was painfully obvious that little or no editing had occurred; taking time to figure out that "decent" actually should have been "descent", or "pour over" really meant "pore over", detracted massively from the flow of the story. On several occasions the author also appeared to forget what she had written earlier in the same story; for example, she wrote that the main characters had to ride into town in a Hummer because Zoe's tiny car couldn't hold a large man - but a couple of dozen pages later, an even bigger man managed to successfully HIDE in it while Zoe drove to all the way to the campground? In addition, there were a number of places where sentence construction was so lacking that the writing became incoherent. These sorts of issues interfered greatly with any enjoyment of the story. There IS a good concept here!, but the sloppy, lazy writing has destroyed it. This story is not anywhere even close to the caliber of Kristen Painter's work, and in no way did it feel like a Nocturne Falls book. Extremely disappointing. ~~~