Raymond Buckland is quite an authority on magick and psychism in the USA. His talent in this area has led him to create a good book using it with his characters. The magick is believable, although somewhat pushing the limits of imagination. This book could have been 5 stars except that Buckland lacks the necessary ingridients in making well fleshed out characters. The other problem with this book I felt is that the villian is given to us too early on along with his motives. We know exactly what he is up to and this detracts from the overall layout of the story! If you are into magick, psychism, wicca, voudoun or any other type of esoterical beleif system, I think that you will find this book a good read!
Hey, when one of the nations top authorities on Witchcraft sits down to write a novel, it results in an awesome story with true-to-life characters. If only Buckland had been consulted when writing the movie "the Craft" maybe then that movie would have turned out great. No matter, this book is an awesome story. The second book about the commitee, it deals with a black magician in the vatican causing weather problems in the good old U.S. of A., and when the Committee gets called in, its time for a realistic no-holds-barred struggle between the forces of good and evil.
Yet another attempt to get into another genre of the writing world. Too bad you didn't advise all the readers of all your past works about the fiction in them. Most of us in the Craft know about your ability to sound valid and this is yet another stunt to show that you have talent in the writing field. New Flash: YOU DON'T. Maybe a biography of you might be a good idea for one of the many of us who have known of your bookwriting episodes. Wouldn't it be fun for a tell-all book about Buckland to come out? Bet it would be better than this one!