The dark and twisted community of Woodsend harbors a terrible secret – one tracing back to the age of the Elizabethan witch hunts when many innocent women were persecuted and hanged.
But there is a far deeper vein of horror running through this village; an evil that once invoked has no intention of relinquishing its grip on the modern world. Rather it watches and waits with a focused intelligence, leaving Ward Sister, Becky, and Police Officer, Toby, constantly checking over their shoulders and jumping at shadows.
Just who invited in this malevolent presence? And is the demonic woman who possessed Magda back in the sixteenth century, the same one now gazing at Becky whenever she looks in the mirror?
Madga is a truly terrifying, breath-taking horror read that left me so scared that I had to sleep with my lap on one evening! This captivating book is a rare gem in the horror world; it is rare because it is unique and stands out for me amongst the horror genre. For those of you that do not know, this incredible book is book three of the Fathers of Lies trilogy, now entitled ‘ A Darkly Disturbing Occult Horror Trilogy.’ This change of the trilogy name is perfect because this series and Magda, in particular, is just this… dark, disturbing and full of Occult madness! It is an exceptional read that follows on perfectly from the previous two books. I was thrilled to get my hands on Magda because I so desperately wanted to know the big mystery of the village in which the series resides but at the same time I was hesitant because I did not want this series to end! It has been a wonderful companion to my reading days, it may be terrifying but it is still exceptional and worth the read so please book lovers, read this excellent series!
Magda follows straight on from where the second book in the series, Tanners Dell, left off and it is safe to say that those who were affected at the end of the last book are trying hard to make sense of it all and to carry on. However, this is easier said than done because mysterious happenings and terrifying events are still happening. In Magda, we also learn more about the mysterious Magda, and because this will spoil the series, I will not discuss what happens but book lovers, please know that it is captivating as well as terrifying!
The story of Magda is sensational, this book managed to perfectly tie up all the loose ends, subplots and the whole general story in one single book but without it feeling rushed. I always hate when the last book in a series appears to be rushed, it is the same feeling I get when the last movie in a series is rushed. Why don’t these people ever take their time?! That is why the excellent author of this novel, S.E. England is a rare talent because she managed to do this, she did not rush her ending, and for that I applaud her. I also praise her for making her book so incredibly scary! I honestly do not know if this book could ever be made into a movie because its terrifying levels are off the chart! Even horror enthusiasts would be scared of this book, and that is saying something!
S.E. England is a talented author who has a knack for horror fiction. Her frightening book managed to terrify me from the very first page. She has written an incredible Occult story that is full of a depth of history and knowledge. It is clear to the reader that England must have spent a lot of time researching the occult factors in this book because she has included a wealth of information that aids her story excellently.
England uses a plot device I adore, and this is flashbacks. I always love when I read a flashback because it adds an extra layer of brilliance and excellence to the general tone of the story as well as the character. Her flashbacks of Magda were sensational and incredibly exciting. These flashbacks were used smartly and intellectually as they gave the reader great insight into how and why everything all started.
The fact that England has included this plot device and used it to improve her story shows me that she is the talented author I always thought she way. That is why I have to award this book Five Stars; her incredible, terrifying occult novel and the whole series is the stuff of nightmares. I am not easily scared, so the fact that England managed to do this while entertaining me and keeping me captivated at the same time shows you what an incredible author S.E. England is!
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