Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
The Scribe of Salem by Kathie Costos is a historical supernatural suspense story, the first edition in the Ministers of the Mystery series, and best suited to an adult audience. In this thrilling work filled with fantasy, magic, secrets, and scripture, we are introduced to the brutal and needless violence of the Salem Witch Trials from an interesting new perspective. Journalist Chris Papadopoulos is our central figure, and he thinks he's already had his fair share of personal and professional horrors in the risky life he's chosen to lead. But no modern-day warzone could compare with what awaits him in Salem and the minister he will have to deal with once there.
Kathie Costos weaves an engrossing and spine-tingling tale that beautifully blends dark fantasy, gothic fiction, and supernatural horror to deliver the best of all these genres combined. This is an area of history that I've read a lot about and enjoyed exploring. I loved the perspective that Costos takes with the idea of secrets, gossip, whispers, and the written word being more dangerous than any otherworldly monster could ever be. The writing style is sharp and focused on the moment at hand, moving quickly through different scenes with swift dialogue that helps keep the pace. Overall, The Scribe of Salem is a work filled right to the brim with intrigue, emotional depth, and historical horror, and I can't wait to see what the rest of the series holds in store.
He hated changes since most of the ones that already happened made his life worse. One night, at Bishop Hotel bar in Salem, a series of changes began that terrified him. A Master Minister was waiting for him in New Hampshire. All he had to do was stop fighting against meeting her.
The Vision Awaits Prophecy: "The 13th Minister shall arise from the shadow of Proctor's Ledge and demons will dread the sword of truth in the hands of the powerful scribe."
In modern-day Salem, The Master Ministers were preparing for the most powerful one of all would take his place as the 13th Minister. All they had to do was convince him to do it.
What if there is someone on this earth today sent to help heal the world and prevent suffering but isn't receiving the help he needs to do what he was sent to do? What if everything is in place for it to all happen, but he decides to not do it?
The Scribe of Salem is book one. The Visionary of Salem is book two. 13th Minister of Salem is book three.
About the Author
Kathie Costos survived over ten traumatic events that could have killed her. For four decades she helped other survivors heal using personal experience, research, and thousands of articles, she compiled many true stories in creating The Ministers Of The Mystery Series
THE SCRIBE OF SALEM IS BOOK ONE
THE VISIONARY OF SALEM IS BOOK TWO
13TH MINISTER OF SALEM IS BOOK THREE
Kathie lives in New Hampshire with her second husband of over three decades, and their dog Murray.
Other books are For The Love Of Jack, The Warrior SAW, Residual War,
Websites; Wounded Times and PTSD Patrol