Stowaway by Tracy Forbes *Review
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About The Book
Title: Stowaway: Curse of the Red Pearl
Author: Tracy Fobes
Set on stormy seas during the early nineteenth century, Stowaway: Curse of the Red Pearl features a unique plot revolving around a classic adventure that quickly becomes supernatural horror. In Stowaway: Curse of the Red Pearl, Kit Cabot is being groomed to take over his family’s shipping fortune in 1808 Boston, Massachusetts. While Kit yearns for the approval of his father, he finds the day-to-day operations of the family business incredibly boring. Determined to do something more with his life, and attracted to the seafaring life of his uncle, Kit decides to stowaway on his uncle’s ship. But instead of being swept up in the life of adventure and romance he always imagined, Kit finds himself subjected to harsh 1800’s maritime conditions and another stowaway with a sinister mission of its own. Stowaway: Curse of the Red Pearl combines high sea adventure with dark horror, and paints a world filled with both mundane and otherworldly dangers. It builds a claustrophobic sense of supernatural terror as Kit and his friends are forced to deal with the dangers of nature and an unknown horror possessing the ship.
Horror Palace Review:
This is a high seas adventure with lots of magical happenings. Kit is intrigued by a life at sea which he has not been able to accomplish, until he stows away on one of his Uncles trips. But his Uncle begins to act very strange throughout the trip and it is up to Kit to help his Uncle. I really liked this book it was a change from the type of fantasy I have been reading, which was a great. I would have to say Kit is definitely my favorite character. I really felt like he was real and I found myself really hoping he won out against the “bad guy”. I would have to say my favorite part is the scene in the cave where everything takes a turn for the worse. The book is really a page turner; you will find yourself dying to know what happens next. I cannot say that I disliked much about the book other than the death of certain characters which I had hoped would make it. This book is part of a series but the story in this one is pretty standalone so you won’t feel like you missing anything once you finish, ofcourse the happenings in this book do leave an opening for future books. I would recommend this book for older readers as it can be sort of gory. I would have to say I rate this book a 4 fang on the fang scale. **Reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock..
Pennsylvania author Tracy Fobes is an award-winning writer of ten novels in the categories of romance, paranormal, and horror. Prior to deciding that a literary career was her passion, Tracy gained a BS in Computer Science (minor in mathematics) from the University of Scranton and followed that path working as a computer systems analyst for the Fortune-500 conglomerate Johnson & Johnson. She now devotes herself to writing novels.
As she states, “The inspiration for a new story comes from many places: art, music, old movies, books, newspapers. Occasionally, when I’m listening to a song or looking at a painting, I feel an intuitive jolt, an unexpected click. An idea about that painting or song sets my creative impulses to bubbling. I can always tell when I’m on the right track because excitement grabs hold of me and the skin at the back of my neck tightens. The ideas that give me some sort of visceral reaction are the ones that usually end up as my stories. Stories about women and men who come together to love have always been my favorites.”
About the Book: http://tracyfobes.com/stowaway-curse-of-the-red-pearl/
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