My review for the ninth book of the series, Once Upon A Western Shore was posted last May of 2018 and I initially thought that was it for Lee and Gideon but since the series is all about the supernatural stuff, I knew that there’ll probably be more from them down the road, and readers of the series would be glad to know that not only will they be getting one additional book, but three volumes of a very long storyline altogether! I’ve actually had to wait for the last one to drop earlier this year before starting the first volume.
What I loved most about this series is how the author depicted Cornwall with its atmospheric, magical and sometimes dark background to a slew of characters that readers like yours truly came to love since the first book. Harper Fox is a genius when it comes to this. She knows how to properly set the mood of the story and this is consistent all throughout the series.
In this first volume, we see the surface of what’s about to unfold in the future for our beloved couple, Gideon and Lee. The normalcy of their domestic life together with their daughter Tamsyn almost feels like a prelude for the sh!t that is about to go down and I’ve just realized that this is literally what this volume is about. There were warning signs already and I’ve to tell you, the last few books in the series I’ve to read them at daytime because I remember having a nightmare about Bodmin haha, it was so bizarre and it scared the hell out of me. I got the same feeling for this first volume, this creepy feeling about it. I mean, that’s good and all, because it shows just how good Harper Fox is n keeping up with the whole vibe of the story.
If you’ve been following this series, you’d absolutely loved this like I did. If you haven’t heard about it, you’d have 12 books to read through and I’d guarantee that you won’t be regretting it. This is another solid five stars for me.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Kindle Edition, 230 pages
Published April 25th 2020 by FoxTales Publications
About The Author
Harper Fox is an M/M author with a mission. She’s produced six critically acclaimed novels in a year and is trying to dispel rumours that she has a clone/twin sister locked away in a study in her basement. In fact she simply continues working on what she loves best– creating worlds and stories for the huge cast of lovely gay men queuing up inside her head. She lives in rural Northumberland in northern England and does most of her writing at a pensioned-off kitchen table in her back garden, often with blanket and hot water bottle.
She lives with her SO Jane, who has somehow put up with her for a quarter of a century now, and three enigmatic cats, chief among whom is Lucy, who knows the secret of the universe but isn’t letting on. When not writing, she either despairs or makes bread, specialities foccacia and her amazing seven-strand challah. If she has any other skills, she’s yet to discover them.