Sunday, April 21, 2013

{Review} The Great Northern Coven by Bruce Jenvey

ASIN #: B009S9DTP2
File Size: 565 KB
Page Count: 411
Copyright: October 16, 2012
Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing

Book Summary:
(Taken from Goodreads)

J.R. is a bush pilot who drifts into small town, Haines, Alaska and signs on with the local flying service. He's looking for a fresh start, a new beginning, and a place to hide from the painful past that literally haunts him day and night. What he doesn't realize is the local Inuit Indians believe he is the missing piece in an ancient prophecy they have been waiting centuries to unfold. His arrival sets in motion a series of events that risks everything for everyone, right down to their very souls. It also brings forth a great evil and the only one who can save them all has to draw on her long-forgotten heritage of witchcraft.

This is the second book in the Cabbottown Witch Novels and is a story of the eternal struggle between good and evil with a wide range of characters from Lucifer and his minion, to pilots, barmaids and the ladies of the Tsonokwa Lodge... and of course, one very important Eagle-Man. But where Angela's Coven centered on starting over and second chances, The Great Northern Coven is a story of letting go, moving on and taking the next step forward in our lives.

Kathy's Review:

I was looking forward to reading this one, as I really enjoyed Angela's Coven. This book is similar to the first, as both follow a strong male central character. They are also tied together but I will decline to say more about that. J.R. is a pilot who takes a job in the remote area of Haines, Alaska. The beginning of the book really establishes the citizens of Haines and the small-town, "everyone knows everyone" atmosphere. Then we learn a little bit about J.R.'s past love ... oh, I should probably mention that she's DEAD and has made a pact with the devil to come back and try and keep J.R. under her spell? Things are starting to get interesting!

Then there's a small group of native tribal witches that predict evil is coming to town and that the Eagle Man can stop it. It's no great leap to connect the dots that J.R. is the Eagle Man, and the dead ex and her pal Lucifer are the evil that's come to Haines.

How will J.R. and his new girlfriend, Robyn, who seems to have a spiritual connection to him, stop the devil? Is there a connection to the coven in book one? Will Haines be overtaken by Satan and his minions?

I guess you'll have to read to find out! This book was long but worth it, in my opinion. The good stuff is about 1/3 of the way through and keeps going strong until the end. Maybe a tad bit too long, but very readable and folksy.

*An ecopy of this novel was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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