Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Blackwell - Review

Idgie Says:
This is the story of love fought over and what happens when a guy with a really bad temper loses in this love war.  But the more you read, the more you realize that both men are more than little 'temperamental".  

Apparently everyone can be the bad guy in this war. 

A quick, intense read set in the 1800's with an ending  that was quite unexpected. An interesting story, but I stayed outside of the characters - I was never able to become too invested in them.

Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: Vesuvian Books (January 17, 2017)

Hell has a new master

In the late 1800s, handsome, wealthy New Englander, Magnus Blackwell, is the envy of all.

When Magnus meets Jacob O Conner—a Harvard student from the working class—an unlikely friendship is forged. But their close bond is soon challenged by a captivating woman; a woman Magnus wants, but Jacob gets.

Devastated, Magnus seeks solace in a trip to New Orleans. After a chance meeting with Oscar Wilde, he becomes immersed in a world of depravity and brutality, inevitably becoming the inspiration for Dorian Gray. Armed with the forbidden magic of voodoo, he sets his sights on winning back the woman Jacob stole from him.

Amid the trappings of Victorian society, two men, bent on revenge, will lay the foundation for a curse that will forever alter their destinies.