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Eg We Don T Have Patrolmen We we don t have patrolmen we Uniforms if you re in the police or Constables if you re not This was but one of the things that kept making me cringe in all the police scenes and kept throwing me out of the story There were a few things non police related as well mainly to do "with University procedures and terms but many many ess I wouldn "University procedures and terms but many many Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality less I wouldn have minded so much if the police scenes had been a relevant and b convincing but neither was the case The whole book with a few tweaks could have been written from Maggie s POV without theone police bits IMHO and it wouldn t have mattered I did not care about the police characters or their investigation and neither does the plotSo in summary I hope I haven t been too scathing as I said I enjoyed the plot and I may read the next one but this book needs a damn good edit for pace and POV and a good Brit Pick by a Scottish Beta I really enjoyed the genealogy found in this book The addition of magic and truth also added to the fun Maggie has so great problem solving traits Mixed feelings about this book Too many Americanisms to ring true being set
in Scotland Can t American readers cope with the English anguage over here in the UKI Scotland Can t American readers cope with the English anguage over here in the UKI the Go Faster Food: Over 100 energy-boosting recipes for runners, cyclists, swimmers and rowers last scenes almostaughable especially as the build up had been truly scary in partsBut great character in Maggie interesting setting in Aberdeen and other areas good plotting and topics mixing Gaelic and old magicOverall 3 out of 5 Could do better I People and Places loveove Birthday loved this book I could not put it down from the beginning I especiallyoved that it was a clean book no sex and very Discordia little badanguage There is some blood and gore but it is just a great good against evil story and of course good prevailed This story takes place in Aberdeen Scotland and I really felt ike I was there I can t wait to get started on the second book Blood Rite Maggie Devereaux is a very strong and smart girl ualities I ove in a heroine If you The Lost Heart of Asia like mystery folkore and witch craft you will The Fourth Child love this story Mystery Paranormal RomanceThis is one of the best paranormal mysteries that I have read in aong time and some of the novelty of the story is that the author used many Gaelic words with the interpretation immediately following which gave the story a truly feel of Scotland Margaret Maggie Devereaux a young American woman working on her PhD in Celtic El caso Banchero languages enrolled in the University of Aberdeen in Scotland to finalize her reuirements Her recently deceased. Mare however when a serial killer begins murdering women at the school When Maggie discovers aost book of Highland magic she grows convinced the killer is following an ancient rite for summoning.
Stephen Penner ´ 9 ReadVery enjoyable As soon as I finished this book about 5 minutes ago I went and got the next book downloaded to my Kindle There is something about mysteries in a foreign country that makes stories Watching Natalie Cheat like this so much richer I suppose it is the fact that they have a traceable history going back thousands not hundreds of years Iook forward
TO STARTING THE NEXT BOOK MY MOM REALLY LIKEDstarting the next book My mom really iked book and thought it was spooky I enjoyed it Felt a ittle ike Deborah Harkness
or the Shadowfever series to me The author goes on farrrr too ongthe Shadowfever series to me The author goes on farrrr too House of Salt and Sorrows long some descriptions Like 5 pages to describe how to walk from one end of campus to another Rather annoying I found myself scanning through almost half the book because of this But it s self published and I consider it fairly par for the course with the WowThis is the best kind of book in that it keeps building and building to aovely crescendo Can t wait to read the next Hmm well yes I m torn over this bookThe overall plot isn t bad I enjoyed the fast paced climax and I really iked the character of Maggie Deveraux she s believable and fiesty and has just the right amount of getting into trouble instincts to make her a perfect accidental sleuthHowever there were a few things that got in the way of the plot for me hence the not uite perfect rating1 There was from time to "time a tendency to overwrite and over explain some things as I once read somewhere you have to sometimes "a tendency to overwrite and over explain some things as I once read somewhere you have to sometimes your reader the ability to make their own mind up about the motives of your characters This messes with the pace a ot and the book took an awfully Put bez sna long time to get going2 Sometimes the author slipped into omnipotent info dump usually when describing aocation eg when talking about the University of Aberdeen there was a The Information Technology Revolution: The Complete Guide long section on the fact that it had three campuses and where they wereocated around the city a brief description from Maggie s POV would have been much better than the general information Solutions Manual for Insulation Coordination for Power Systems list These info dumps were unnecessary and need editing out of the manuscript since Stephen does a perfectly good job of describing what he needs at other times Both of these instincts I understand well and for me as an author they stem from trying to make sure really make sure your reader understands what you want them to but sometimes we just have to trust the reader and I have an editor who is very ruthless with my text3 This book is set in Aberdeen with Aberdeen police NOT American police There are a whole bunch of terms that are totally PARANORMAL MURDER MYSTERY SET IN THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS American graduate student Maggie Devereaux fulfills aife ong dream when she travels to Scotland to study abroad Her dream turns to a night. Grandmother Kate NicInnes Ingram encouraged her to do this and gave her five Gaelic books She taught Maggie to read and speak it and she gave her a pendant identifying the clan she came from Kate also beueathed her estate to Maggie which allowed her to study full time Upon moving to Aberdeen she AI Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009 lived with her cousins Alex and Lucy MacTarry She met a nice intelligent handsome Scotain who worked for the MacTarrys in their storeAt the university she met another American girl Kelly Anderson and two nice young women of Scotland Ellen Walker and Fionna FitzSimmons In the course of her studies she went to the Semblance and Event: Activist Philosophy and the Occurrent Arts large publicibrary of Aberdeen which housed many Gaelic books in old Gaelic middle Gaelic and modern Gaelic In the basement of this Cool Optical Illusions: Creative Activities That Make Math Science Fun for Kids! library where theight was so dim she could scarcely read the titles she found a truly old book with eather covers so encrusted with dirt and slime she could scarcely handle it It took her three days to translate the title because it was old
and to amazement she discovered it was a book of dark spells Three young women were murdered and the way their bodies were eft it appeared to be ritual murders And this was the crux of the story Who was performing the murders Were they ritual And for what purpose Maggie used her talents and education to bring the murderer to Jackpot lightThe story was complex characters colorful and fascinating and the story became a page turner for me The inclusion in the novel of many places in Scotland with their descriptions and the addition of the Gaelic verbage made this novel entertaining and intriguing than many mysteries with or without the paranormal I recommend it First book in a series based in Scotland revolves around ancient Gaelic ancient rites modern Aberdeen and a serial killerworked for me Maggie Devereaux goes to work on a doctorate program in Aberdeen Scotland in Ancient Gaelic at the beuest of her Scottish grandmother and stumbles into a mysterious world of centuries oldanguages and beliefs As Maggie earns due to a very old spell book she becomes embroiled in the mystery surrounding the serialgaelic and to
Killer Who Is Plaguing The College Community In Aberdeen Iswho is plaguing the college community in Aberdeen Is of Maggie s new acuaintances the occult book seller the college professor the cute guy who works for her Uncle the boyfriend of a victim mixed up in these events Looking forward to the next book BLOOD RITE A different type of mystery with ots gaelic tidbits and interesting facts which had me googling every now and the. A demon Maggie will have to open her mind to the possibility that the magic in the spellbook is real because the magic may be the only thing that can save her from becoming the killer’s next vict.