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- Print Length: 250 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1519109458
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B017BZXVVQ
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- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #408,211 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
I hate when people give the SL away in reviews so I refuse to do that but what I will say is fir this to be the authors first novel (and a self published one at that) it is well thought out.
From the beginning you connect with the characters, the words so well crafted that it pulls you in to look at the world through their eyes. The first few chapters had me on a crazy rollercoaster of emotions from sadness and happiness to horror and back to sadness once more. At one stage I wished I could leap into the book and land a wallop on one of the characters.
The chapters that followed brought you on the journey and it was one full of myth and legend of Ireland. The characters in the book are great and range from the Grandad Brendan (typical Irish Grandad - very funny, he was my favourite character) to a "Traveller" whose stories will have you cringing and laughing out loud.
The plot is well laid out and the twist at the end? Well... you'll have to read it to see for yourself.
Overall this was an amazing first book by what appears to be an exceptionally talented author. I look forward to reading more from them.
For 2017 I promised myself I must start reviewing the work of independent authors.
I received this book as an ARC direct from the writer, I do this review on my own volition and this is my unbiased opinion.
I enjoyed this story it’s different from some of the historical fantasy I read.
Part 1 - circa 1650
Cleanly written with some absorbing description, you will feel Irish!
A story told with a genuine Eilean feel, descriptive with native Irish names. Have fun getting your tongue around pronouncing some of them, without referencing one of the web guides. I laughed as the vowels never make the same sound as in Norse, Anglo Saxon, English or Occitan (Old French when it was a country with 100 difference languages)
You can picture the circumstances pertinent to that time, a tall tale being related to a small audience around a roasting fire. The tension oozing due to the menacing descriptions.
Part 2 - Modern reality
You find yourself in current times with an old man talking about the Banshee, a gruesome phantom. The effects it has upon his family. The tale has elements of Edgar Allan Poe. Enjoyable, provoking, if you are superstitious I suggest you avoid being nasty to gypsies!
Bodies shudder as the curse has re-emerged to wreak vengeance on a modern family. Dublin now has more ghouls, more mysterious deaths with no trace of their perpetrators.
The Celtic Curse: Banshee was an interesting, fun, and nail biting adventure. Although I enjoyed the entire book, including the historic references, locations, and stories; I found the descriptive language and scenes the most engaging. For someone who does not read the genre, I was fascinated by the horror, spine chilling events, and rich description.
For me, the details about the deaths and the background of the characters added to the enjoyment of the novel. I like to feel connected, at least to some small degree, and the author does not disappoint. Twists and turns throughout the book, including an epic ending, left me wanting more. There was plenty of detail and description about Irish heritage which I found fascinating. Just when I thought I knew how the story was progressing, the story would take a different turn. It kept me guessing, which I also liked.
All in all, a fantastic story and I'm keen to read more from this author. A solid 5/5 stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an awesome tale of revenge from the grave by DJ Doyle. Steeped in Irish folklore, the story begins in 17th century Ireland with a gypsy curse before bouncing forward a few... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Toneye Eyenot
A proven fact is that everyone reads a book differently. I endeavor to do so by turning off the writer in my head and let the reader take charge. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Shervin Jamali
I was drawn to read The Celtic Curse: Banshee. I am a sucker for Celtic folklore and mythology and, combined with a tale of a witches’ curse, D.J. Read morePublished 3 months ago by S Houston
A great read full of twists and turns and full of Irish Myth and Legend. A fantastic debut to what I am sure will be a great writing career.Published 3 months ago by Simon Simon
The Gothic opening to this tale was great, it really drew me in. I love a good horror/supernatural/myth story and this book didn’t disappoint. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kimbie
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