Roma Gray is a storyteller of the highest order. When eye read The Hunted Tribe, it was as if Roma was there in the room, narrating it to me. The tale of a boy who is awkwardly becoming a man, discovering more about himself and his heritage than he could ever hope to imagine. Finding out that the dreams which plague him, are not mere dreams, and the monster of his dreams is indeed very real and very deadly. The ancient Grishla, which has followed his lineage through the generations, with the intent to kill every last one of them. Young Sean is sent to stay with his grandmother, who carries secrets so terrible, she has to impart this knowledge to her grandson with ultimate care, so as not to crush his already fragile self-confidence, which would spell doom for both Sean and for the entire family line. Instead, she must help the boy become the kind of man (in this case, a 'super witch') who can defeat the Grishla once and for all and bring peace to the Dwanake tribe. Roma has a unique style, which makes the unbelievable completely believable. The mundane lives of the characters in the story are infused with a boy/girl next door realism. Even the magic which lives inside Sean and his grandmother, and the way it is incorporated into the mundane, has a seamless magic of its own. The Grishla itself is a creature which has no place in this world of ours, yet in The Hunted Tribe, the danger it presents to the characters is palpable. Whenever it is close, whenever it strikes and claims another victim, you are truly on the edge of your seat. A lot of books have characters in them that you would gladly see die, which in itself is the mark of a good writer, to make believably hateable personalities, but the characters in this book - some are not very likeable at all, yet you still cheer for them when they slip through the clutches of the Grishla. Roma has developed the characters beyond that one-dimensional 'love "em or hate 'em" role, and given them both strengths and vulnerabilities, for the reader to empathise even with the more unlikable ones and root for them in times of peril. The ending of this story leaves it wide open for the tale to continue, and continue it surely will! Eye am itching for the inevitable sequel to come. This is a brilliant novel by a refreshingly brilliant author. It is highly recommended that you find this out for yourself..
Eye love Horror. Werewolves in particular are my favourite creatures of the night-time world. Eye also love Metal...All types but mostly the darker, more extreme end of the spectrum. My involvement in the Black and Death Metal scene in Australia over the years is what first got me writing, in the form of lyrics for bands eye have been a part of. Now, long overdue, my writing has expanded to include short stories to chill your bones as well as my current baby, The Sacred Blade Of Profanity series, which begins with my debut novella, The Scarlett Curse. http://www.amazon.com/Scarlett-Curse-Sacred-Blade-Profanity/dp/1512323160/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1436116918&sr=8-2&keywords=The+Scarlett+Curse
The Scarlett Curse -
by Toneye Eyenot
The Scarlett Curse is book I in The Sacred Blade Of Profanity series, and my first foray into the published world of writing. An introductory novella of Dark Fantasy and Horror, it has been released through J. Ellington Ashton Press, and is available on Kindle and paperback on Amazon, and in paperback only, through Barnes & Noble, and Book Depository.
Another time…Place…Indeed, another reality akin to our own. The fates of many have fallen and will yet fall under the ethereal eye and insatiable bloodlust of The Sacred Blade Of Profanity. Scarlett’s centuries long struggle with The Blade Of Power begins to take its toll. Thousands have perished at the hands of Scarlett and The Sacred Blade, as will many thousands more in the centuries to follow…Or perhaps not?… An innocent child who unwittingly holds the secret to The Blades’ demise, just may change everything… But who will suffer most?