Saturday, 10 May 2014

Review :- Second on the Right by Elazabeth Los

Second on the Right Blurb

Spawned from an ancient promise, treachery and intrigue follow the protagonists through our world and one lost to the waves. Bound by an invisible bond, they are thrust into a fantastical world of pirates and demons.

James Benedict is a just man haunted by evil. Pushed to the edge, everything stripped from him, a new man arises . . . a man whose name strikes fear into the hearts of all who hear it: "Captain Hook".

Eileen Davis was a timid woman. Through a fateful cruise she finds herself in the company of the Captain of the Mistral Thief. With his guidance, and the meddling of the local barista, she eventually finds her inner strength.

Will the two of them unite through time to fulfill the promise of their ancestors or will tempers ignite leading all to failure?

True love's magic is not to avoid changes,
But to navigate them successfully.

Second on the Right Review

There is a lot going on in this novel, which takes the story of Peter Pan and puts a sinister twist to it. As the tale unfolds it becomes clear who each character from the original Neverland story are meant to be. In the first instance Elizabeth Los has a very original idea here and she executes it well. The book is suspenseful, the characters real, and plot tight. The aspects of time travel and fantasy are very cleverly woven into the story through the use of protagonists' dreams. I found myself applauding the author for her smart cliff-hanger type endings to chapters and her realistic handling of difficult background and time swaps in the plot. Secondly, I found her style sometimes a little odd since she tends to switch POV in some instances quite suddenly, but overall I did not find it detracted from the flow of the novel. This is a very good and imaginative rendition of the Captain Hook saga. (I had an ARC in which it is customary to find style and grammar errors, so it is likely that the retail version will not have these issues.)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting and for the kind review. I appreciate your support. If there are any questions, I'm back in town from a Mother's Day camping trip and would be happy to answer. :)