Friday, May 31, 2013

Another great Book Review by Gretchen Houseman

Read from May 29 to 30, 2013 — I own a copy

This is the journey of Mark and Amy, best friends and neighbors, who are suddenly separated by the murder of Mark's grandmother. They are reunited at college only to find that the darkness has followed and has plans for them both...

Hath No Fury is a very well written book. It is not your usual brand of paranormal, containing no vampires or shape shifters, instead it is a very well researched and well developed story about growing up in the Wiccan tradition. I was impressed with the respect the author showed to the belief system and the work that he obviously did in order to present it properly. It is not a magickal how-to book, but the information it contains is correct, which makes it very refreshing to someone who has become jaded by the somewhat lackadaisical research done by most paranormal authors. Because of this, and the entertaining story itself, I really wish that I could give Hath No Fury more than five stars. I will be looking for more of Hal Rappaport's work in the future.

I would just like to thank you for the wonderful job that you have done with portraying the Wiccan belief system and traditions.  Most people take a day (or a few minutes), look it up online and then write whatever they would like.  You obviously spent a lot of time in research or practice yourself... it shows and any practitioner that reads this will thank you for your accuracy and care.

Great Audiobook review of Hath No Fury!

One of my readers posted a review of "Hath No Fury" on an audiobook review page. It was so good, I want to share it here:

Jody Ochs wrote:
"I finished your book yesterday. SO well written, and charming. You so expertly danced between light and dark forces and kept me surprised the whole way through. I also loved the fact that women and men were portrayed as equals. When you joined and described your book, I thought it was about UFO's which I know little about, but also have little interest in, even though the moon is looking pretty good to me given the state of our state currently. But this was a book about metaphysical spirituality, which I do have some background in. It's very hard to find a grounded book on Metaphysical spirituality and I absolutely LOVED it! You better be working hard, because I am waiting for the next one! Honored to know you. I am surrounded by artists and am constantly in awe of each and every one of them and their talent. But to be able to paint with words is beyond my grasp, and you do it beautifully. Bravo on your first book!"

"Also I forgot to mention why I liked the narrator so much. The choice was so perfect as most of the characters, and certainly the central characters were young, so her young voice really put me in that time frame. Her inflections were just lovely."

"I have one final comment, I also find it rare that a male author has such a wonderful understanding of women, and you obviously have a unique balance of both Yin and Yang! Loved that too!"

Great Book review by Katrina Hough:

Hath No Fury!
Oh, you know I could have told you! But then you wouldn’t pick up the book. Hell truly hath no fury like a woman scorned. This story is so much more than that.
This is an engaging book that picks up speed the further you get into it. There is a lot of foundational material in the first section. Was all of it necessary? That would be debatable. Once you reach the second part of the story things pick up and keep on moving.
This story is dark and there are elements of abuse that could be disturbing. However, there are light elements as well. Hath No Fury is a well choreographed dance, weaving the light in with the dark to create a well balanced, and intriguing tale.
I was amazed at the emotional responses I felt while reading this book. There are places I really wanted to kick one of the character’s rear end, and characters that I wanted to hug and make everything all better. It was an amazing ride.