Thursday, October 10, 2013

Review: The Prince of Earth

The Prince of Earth
The Prince of Earth by Mike Robinson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Dark fiction
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: People who like to read things that twist their brain
Trigger Warnings: sexual assault

My Thoughts:
...But sometimes freakish things just happen. A synapse misfires and suddenly it's a week later and you're naked in mud surrounded by cops.”

“That's just college.
So, is this a story about a woman who has an experience with a horrible unknown creature, or is this a story about a woman going mad? I really can't say, there are arguments either way. What I can say is that I just loved this mind-twisting story. I may not have completely understood what was going on, but I certainly enjoyed reading it. I also loved the beautiful descriptions of the Cairngorns in Scotland, although after reading this book I might not be so interested in actually going there for fear something like this might happen to me!

Beautifully written book. If you like stories that will twist your brain and make you question everything you think you know, then you really need to check out this book.

Disclosure: I received an e-book copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Synopsis: In 1988, young American traveler Quincy Redding is trekking across the misty terrain of the Scottish Highlands. She is destined for the infamous peak Ben MacDui, the summit of which soon finds her inexplicably debilitated and at the mercy of a malevolent entity.

The book spans twenty years, alternately following Quincy in her 1988 ordeal in Scotland as well as Quincy in 2008, when, as an adult, she begins experiencing abnormalities that threaten her family and her life—phenomena that may be related to what happened all those years ago.

As both older and younger Quincy learn more of their situation, and as their worlds further entwine, she becomes increasingly uncertain of the perceived temporality or reality of each period.

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