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Book Review: Darkly Wood 11 by Max Power

Darkly Wood 11 draws the reader back to the terrifying wood with old characters and new ones. Holly and Charlie are skirting the wood, when Holly decides they will go in and explore. It all seems harmless enough to start with and that is the skill of this writer. He builds suspense expertly. There are lots of side stories, which help the reader build up what has happened in Darkly Wood in the past and why it is, as it is, now.
The significance of Holly is that she is Daisy May’s granddaughter, so Daisy May and her daughter decide that they must go and rescue Holly.
Daisy May has been told that what she thinks happened in the wood all those years ago was just a bad dream, and although Daisy May knows the truth in her heart, she has always wondered. Back in the woods again, she meets Woody and a new monster, but there is also Wormhold to deal with and he is far more threatening.
This is the second part of a trilogy, written with such skill that the story will stay with you long after you’ve finished the book. Highly recommended.

Darkly Wood 11 is FREE on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited and £2.40 on Amazon’s Kindle. You can find a link here.


Book Review: Darkly Wood by Max Power

Darkly Wood

This is the story of Darkly Wood and the terror that goes on when an innocent enters the woods. The skill of the writer drags you into the woods and the horror develops slowly but surely.

Daisy May is one such innocent. After the separation of her parents, she moves with her mother to Cranby and she can see the woods from her window. She also discovers a book about the woods by author J.S. Toner. Gradually she comes to know to the history of death and devastation that occurs in that evil place.

I like the way that Daisy May’s venture into the woods and the book are intermingled. There are one or two questions left unanswered but this is a well told story where the main characters are well drawn and the description of places and events are good. There are a lot of subsidiary characters to remember and as I knew I’d write a review I wrote them down. The author has included some brilliant character names, such as Philagrea Mancuso.

Although I did sort of guess what was going on throughout the book, the last bit was a surprise. Trying not to give spoilers here!

This is not a genre I normally read but I certainly recommend it! The picture of the cover and the book are from Amazon.

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