4 feather #bookreview of THE FOREST BULL by Terry Maggert

4 feather #bookreview of THE FOREST BULL by Terry Maggert

BLURB:

Three lovers. Two immortals. One mystery.
When Ring Hardigan isn’t making sandwiches for, and with, his two partners, Waleska and Risa (they’re cool like that), he’s got a busy schedule doing the dirty work of sending immortals to the ever after. Wally and Risa provide linguistics, logistics, and finding the right place for him and his knife.
A reclusive Baron from the timelost forests of Europe asks for their help—find a stolen collection of jewelry, and find the thief—his daughter Elizabeth, an immortal of purest evil who wants nothing less than control of Hell itself. With the help of a 2400 year old succubus hooker named Delphine, they might just live long enough to discover what is evil, who is human, and exactly who wants to reign in hell.

MY REVIEW:

With all the books on the market about immortals, it’s refreshing to read a tale with a unique spin.  We’re not talking vampires and werewolves. No, these are nightmare immortals, feeding off humans in the most horrendous, painful methods.  Those poor foodbanks were the lucky ones. Terry Maggert has quite the imagination. 
The story starts with Ring, Risa & Wally, three people who met in college, from different walks of life. What they didn’t know was their lives were destined to be together. See, as children, they each had their own encounter with any immortal which changed their lives forever. Now they seek them out to destroy them.  But something dark and foreboding is creeping up on mankind.  Suddenly they find themselves being used as pawns in a war of supremacy, immortal against immortal.  Who will come out the victor?
First off, I want to say, beautiful book cover. This is a well-written, well-crafted tale. It portrays the true essence of the book. Plus, I love the color blue.
This is a well-written, well-crafted tale told in first person. Most of the story is from Ring’s POV, but it does switch over to Risa and Wally on occasion. But the switching of POV is not confusing at all. The plot was well-developed and proceeded at a steady pace. The ending wasn’t quite what I expected, which is a plus in my book. I’m curious to see where this story goes in the next installment.
This story did remind me of the show Supernatural, where there were groups of monster hunters all over the world. I liked Ring, Wally and Risa, but I couldn’t get attached to them. I’m not sure why. For me, there was a spark missing. I think part of it was the writing style. Terry Maggert writes with a different phraseology. There’s nothing wrong with that, I liked it, but when the POV changed, and even when other characters spoke, they all used the same phraseology. It made all the characters seem one dimensional to me, like reading a text book.
If you’re looking for an exciting, gritty monster hunter book, with no holds barred, you’ll enjoy this story. I give it my 4 feathers.

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Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down. About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done. So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made. One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/booksbysaharafoley Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaharaFoley Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/saharafoley/ Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SaharaFoley/posts Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sahara-Foley/e/B00J9ST32U/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
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