THE APOCALYPSE IS COMING!
Adair is a young journalist living in London. Overshadowing his childhood is his father, Doctor Brown’s obsession with a medical conspiracy. Fearing for his life the doctor flees to a remote Scottish island, leaving his two sons behind wondering whether their father is deluded, insane or actually telling the truth.
Sophia is Adair’s childhood friend. At the age of eleven, they become separated only to meet years later through the internet. However, they are soon overcome by dark events and the horrific fracturing of their everyday lives.
Shadows creep and menacing events take place as together they seek to unravel the terrible secrets, which are being kept from humanity.
Format: Kindle Edition
At times this book was heart-breaking as you journey with a young couple torn apart by a conspiracy. I found myself rooting for the main characters and hoping for a happy ending but I have learnt that you can never predict the outcome of any of the ‘Cathedral Chronicle’ books. You can read this book without reading ‘In the Devil’s Own Words’ or ‘Blood Borne’ but I enjoyed seeing some of the same face and how things link up. You can read it as a one off story or as part of a bigger picture. Don’t read this thinking it’s just another vampire story because there’s much more to this book. I’ve enjoyed reading all three and hope there is more to come.
An exciting book!
This book really does have everything. Conflict and love between the main characters. A disturbing conspiracy hangs over two young lovers. As they try to unravel the mystery they are drawn into a dark world which is far beyond anything they could have imagined. Towards the end relationships become strained and I wasn’t expecting what was to come. I found this book quite scary, so it’s best to read it during daylight hours. A thrilling read from an imaginative author.
This is a great read, very exciting with an incredibly imaginative storyline. From the beginning I wanted to find out more about what was happening to the characters, very mysterious and eerie. I began to care about the people and their lives, I would say more but I wouldn’t want to spoil plot surprises. I believe this is a prequel to ‘In the Devil’s Own Words’ which I will be reading next with great anticipation.
This is an excellent tale of two lovers who find their ordinary world turned upside down as they are drawn into a dark and mysterious world. The London setting, many of the locations of which I am familiar, only added to the appeal.
The twists and turns of the plot kept me guessing right to the end and left me hungry for more – I’ll certainly be checking out the other books in the series.
Dark and delicious!
on 6 August 2014
Reflections: Cathedral Chronicles by Elizabeth Wixley is full of suspense and drama. I was lured in by the darkness. This was quite the thrill ride where the mysteries unravel little by little. A dark intriguing read that pulled me in right away.
In some ways this was an emotional roller coaster ride. So many twists and turns. An unpredictable story that was a great escape into the unknown.
Reflections is a well-written paranormal story that has more than just vampires. Would highly recommend.
Sophia felt light and embraced the triumphant feeling that comes with having conquered a fear and survived. Boldly she stepped softly towards the edge of the building and looked out over the city. Everything was glowing, streetlights, and neon signs. Dotted here and there fires burned. Then the cries drew closer, screaming, howling, shrieks, a cacophony of noises that she barely recognized. Every note seemed to resonate with the burning dark desire and hunger for blood. …”
on 23 March 2014
An extraordinarily, imaginative book that’s guaranteed to send shivers down your spine. If you want to be taken on a thrilling but thought provoking journey, then this is the book to read. Vampires yes, but so much more. I also enjoyed the conflicts and emotional struggles between characters. Another page turner from this author.
Again, read it in a day!
on 2 November 2013
This is the second book by Elizabeth Wixley that I have read. The first one In the Devil’s Own Words completely blew me away and left me wanting more. This book is different because it is more of a prequel to the devils own but no less gripping. The start does introduce the main characters and their background quite abruptly and almost in a glib way, but very quickly the story really gets going and the believe me, the pages start to turn very quickly. How the writer finds the images in her mind that are portrayed in the story, I will never know but having read some best selling horror/apocalyptic/vampire/hybrid/monster…etc etc, these two stories are right up there with them in the way that you are taken on a journey and can picture and feel the atmosphere created using only words. A sequel to the devils own to add to this series is my request to the author.