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The Celtic Curse: Banshee by [Doyle, D.J.]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2771 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1519109458
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B017BZXVVQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #408,211 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This novel is not normally the type of book I enjoy, but after reading the other reviews I deciding to give it a chance, and boy am I glad I did.

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.
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Enjoyed reading this book ,a worthwhile little book nicely written. However in my opinion if the author had included a glossary of pronunciations for the names it would have enhanced it. Had I not been of Irish descent and familiar with the pronunciations it would have frustrated me. Just a personal opinion
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This book starts with explaining the Banshee curse in with fantastically gruesome detail, just as a horror should. It then goes on to tell Sean, Kevin and Brendans journey to save Kevins life. Filled with horror, laughter, suspense and a bit of romance this was the best horror I've read in a long time and I think the only hor com lol. Very well written and highly amusing at times, hide behind the chair at others, on the edge of your seat and biting your nails while all the time turning the page as quick as you can read to find out what happens. Highly recommend especially to fans of horrors, suspense and comedy!! Huge well done to the author for a fantastic read and hope to hear about more books from you!! x
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A good start for a good author. I found the story well written and the characters felt real. I can sympathize with Sean, being a dad myself and wanting to keep your family safe no matter what the cost. I especially like the unusual characters Sean came across in the Travelers' camps In Ireland. Fast paced, and I loved the Irish folklore. If I found a drawback--only a minor one, I feel--I think it would be that in some places her descriptions of things were a bit generic. Not everywhere. As a whole the story was very good, very well written. It's just that in some areas, some of the more graphic scenes of peoples' deaths, I was left wanting just a bit more description to help complete my mental picture of the events as they were happening. But that is just my personal preference. Unfortunately I can't be more specific without giving some of the story away, which I don't want to do. As the author grows in her craft, her many books to come will, I'm sure, top even this one. I would definitely recommend this book.
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The Celtic Curse: Banshee
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.
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I'm not one for horror. I usually skip over the genre thinking I will find little to keep my attention. This book peeked my interest when I discovered it had a paranormal theme.

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.
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