Sunday, February 28, 2010

Review of The Weaving by Gerald Costlow

A First Novel by a New Author

Title: The Weaving
Author: Gerald Costlow

Genre: Fantasy/romance
Heat & Audience: Slightly Sensual/Age 17+

Publisher: Pill Hill Press
Format: Paperback

Length: 266 pages
ISBN-10: 1617060070
ISBN-13: 978-1617060076

Reviewer: Rebecca J. Vickery
Rating:
5 Twists - A Must Read

Buy Links: Amazon , Pill Hill Press

For a Free Preview of the first chapter please visit: Pill Hill Press

Description/Blurb: All the witch wanted was romance. All the demon wanted was the world. Their battle would challenge the Gods...

Rose, the Witch of the Woods, twists destiny when she embarks on a campaign to find true love. During her quest for happily-ever-after with her familiar-turned-husband, Tom, Rose accidentally releases Lilith, a powerful demon, from her ancient prison.

Rose and her allies battle Lilith in an epic struggle of destinies woven together by fate. With help from the Three Ladies, telepathically linked oracles, Rose struggles to vanquish Lilith from the realm and restore peace to the kingdom. Throughout her journey, Rose discovers the true meaning of magic, devotion, and most importantly, love.

Review:

The Weaving by Gerald Costlow was just that – an interwoven story of fantasy and romance with strings of witchcraft and wizards, shape-shifters and immortals, good and evil. I was held enthralled from one page to the next as I sought to unravel the weaving and all the various threads. Mr. Costlow did a masterful job of tying them all together and not leaving any loose ends.

The romance was subtle and not overdone, but added an integral part of the storyline. Not an average happy ever after romance by any means, The Weaving still managed to leave me with a good feeling at the end – Plus a definite desire for a sequel.

For plot, characterizations, and scenes I could see, feel, smell, and even taste on occasion, I have given this first novel by Mr. Costlow five twists – a must read – my highest rating.


If you enjoyed this excerpt and review and would like to learn more about the author, Gerald Costlow, please visit him at:
http://home.comcast.net/~gcostlow/site/





4 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good read.

    Janice~

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  2. Thanks, I had a lot of fun writing it. And, a friend of mine produced a great video promo of the book, check it out at
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtCxSGnnldQ
    I think you'll enjoy it!

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  3. Sounds interesting. I tend to shy away from this type of genre because I just have a thing about witches and devilry and the sort, but it sounds like some read!

    Congrats on the great review.

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  4. Thanks, and I understand. While my sisters love my book, my mother will never read it because of the same concerns. We all have the right to make our own decisions.

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