Monday, 10 November 2014

Book Review -- Spell of Vanishing by Anna Arber

A digital copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.

The book has a captivating cover, that speaks of some formidable looming danger. The blood spots on the cover are suggestive of peril as well. The colours are arresting, complimented by the fonts.

Cole Burkov, a necromancer, someone who can see the dead, who inspires fear in others' minds, finds himself in the midst of his own worst fears all of a sudden, when a vanishing spell he casts on himself misfires terribly, leaving him invisible to everyone in the world. Fortunately for Cole, he has an associate in Talia Jackson, who works for the Dark Caster. Burkov had used Talia's help, much against her wishes, to create the vanishing spell. All of this leaves Talia to be the only person on earth that can see Burkov. With radically opposite agendas, Cole and Talia are thrown in to togethe to fave the wrath of White Wraith. Whether they succumb to the powers of White Wraith, or whether they manage to overcome her evil overtures, is what the book takes us through.

This book is brilliant! It is thoroughly gripping and keeps the reader on the edge of the seat. I enjoyed it, needless to say. The plot beautifully blends the paranormal world of the White Wraith, Dark Caster and Cole with the earthly world. It's a pretty tough job to create a world of where such fantasies are abound.The book combines many genres at one go - drama, suspense, action and dark fantasy. The author is also an excellent story-teller, having conjoined the suspense and thrills in the lives of the protagonists with the ambience. The characters are perky, witty and mentally strong, all at once. If you love reading books that are fascinating and electrifying, with memorable characters, you would love this one as much as I did!

My rating for this book: 5 stars

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