Friday, February 22, 2013

Transformation by Rab Swannock Fulton

I absolutely loved Transformation by Rab Swannock Fulton.  I guess it falls into paranormal romance or horror.  The books summary mentions evil Irish folklore.  However you decide to label it, this novella has a backbone of sincere emotion and sinister darkness.

The love story between the Irish youths, Donnacha (the boy) and Eimir (the girl), both in their early twenties, was completely enthralling.  Their relationship was natural and vibrant with the energy and passion of youth.  The simple writing style was hypnotically vague, carrying me back to gems of my youth.  My memories mingled with the story, and I was fully invested in their future together.   The few hurried sex scenes seemed a little out of place in the tale of true love, but hey, no big deal.      

Donnacha noticed a strange darkness on the periphery of his wonderful life.  Something was there watching, and at times it stalked him and his love.  This hunting evil finally went in for the kill.  I was shocked and saddened by the catastrophic aftermath.  It took me several pages to collect myself.  I had to go back and read passages twice.  I couldn’t focus, and I assure you that is exactly what Rab intended.  Once I got my feet under me, I went on as best I could.

The evil returned for the killing blow upon the innocent.  In the streets of modern Ireland an ancient drama unfolded, and I loved every word of it.  I give Transformation by Rab Swannock Fulton five severed heads.

Heads Will Roll,
Everette Bell

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