The Magic Cottage Hardcover – 1986
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The cottage seemed perfect - charming, maybe a little run-down, but so peaceful. That was the first part of the magic. But it had an alternative side - the Bad Magic.
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Warm and cozy, with an inviting air, Granmarye is everything of which they ever dreamed, and they thrive in its salubrious atmosphere. The days never seemed brighter, nor the nights more romantic. The local flower and fauna around the cottage seem to blossom right before their very eyes. The small animals in the woods seem especially friendly, as do its birds, and they all seem to want to pay a call at the cottage. It is as if the house had a positive psychic energy of its own. It is as if it were a fairytale come true.
Midge and Mike discover that Granmarye's former owner, an elderly woman, had a reputation as a healer. They also discover that a local cult lives not far from them and that its members are reviled by the nearby townspeople. They meet a few of these so called cult members, and they do seem a tad peculiar. They also appear to be quite nervous when visiting Midge and Mike. The cult's leader, however, seems to want to visit very badly. Midge does not mind, but Mike has certain reservations, as there is something about that cult that just does not sit right with him.
Slowly, a shift in the atmosphere in the cottage takes place. As the tension in the book increases, strange and creepy things begin to occur in the cottage. A change in its psychic energy is beginning to take place, replete with a mysterious figure in the woods. Slowly but surely, Midge's and Mike's paradise on earth starts to become a living hell. Spooky, mysterious, and, alternately, charming and chilling, this is one of author's best books.
I read book after book until I had nothing new to read and went back to the magic cottage, I was very impressed. Not many pages after where I had left off things really got going and I couldn't believe I had ever thought of this book as dull.
There are plenty of terrifying parts for you to cower in fear behind your hands, especially the man screaming like a little girl, that was chilling.
And little Rumbo, he is the star of the book (for me anyway), you will love him.
I think many will like this book, its just a case of getting through all the details in the first few chapters. Believe me, its well worth it.
You might want to wear a nappy.
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5 star book for condition ,fast delivery time ,at a brilliant price from a 5 star supplier very happy with my purchase will use againPublished 1 month ago by john
Interesting in the beginning...boring towards the end..i didn't finish itPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Scared the **** out of me even at 9 in the morning, hair was standing up on back of neck.Published 3 months ago by Kes
I usually like James herbert books but I found this one a bit slower than I'm used to. All the action happened at the last few chapters and some of the topic matter a bit beyond... Read morePublished 3 months ago by macie44 veronica
This is the second time I have read this book, the first time was 20 years ago. I was not disappointed it was as good as I remembered. Defiantly worth a read and a 5 star from me.Published 3 months ago by Redgate48