Book 5 – The Coins O` The Realms
The Coins O` The Realms by C.A. Deegan captivated me. The plot is gripping and skilfully built in layers as it unfolds. The characters—my favourite is Clara this time around—are fantastic. And the story introduces us to new treacherous drama through the eyes of the compelling characters.
One standout element of the writing is the impeccable placement description. Every location, from Nathaniel’s house, to Clara’s cottage, and the village with the inviting tavern, is vividly brought to life. The atmospheric quality is palpable, and during scenes like the walk through the village, or the visit to Clara’s house, the tension is masterfully crafted. Deegan’s ability to transport the reader to these places is immersive and you can almost feel the wind at the top of the lighthouse.
The strength of plot, the well-drawn characters, and the immaculate horror elements create a gripping tale. The overall sense of horror is executed with finesse. The characters, including the brilliantly written, Sophia, and the charismatic Clara, showcase Deegan’s prowess in character development. The humour sprinkled throughout, adds a nice touch to the story. “The Coins O` The Realms” is a brilliant, atmospheric, and beautifully written novel that I very much enjoyed—I recommend this as a must buy for everybody.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 November 2023
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 October 2023
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Katherine Black / Susan (Sooz) Simpson
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Katherine has held almost every single job imaginable, from painting gnomes to zookeeper. She spent most of her life in the caring profession and has managed both a nursing home and a care agency. But her passion for the written language always brings her home to novel writing.
Born in Tyne-and-Wear, North-East England, she has settled in the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria, with her partner, two dogs, a cat, an iguana and a python (just don’t ask her which of those six things is her favourite!).
She specialises in content creation and social media outreach, and has been a developmental editor for hundreds of clients. She owns and operates bestbookeditors.com where she helps foundling authors polish their skills. However, after being diagnosed with a dramatic brain condition in 2022, she has had to let 23 staff go, and scale back the business. BBE is still very much open, we are just fewer and can’t take as much work on.
Katherine Black is the author of psychological thriller/detective/fantasy adventure novels.