Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Wrath of the Ancients by Catherine Cavendish


It's 1908 and Dr. Emeryk Quintillus excavates Cleopatra's burial chamber. He takes the sacred relics from the unearthed tomb. Madness ensues. He ends up killing his entire excavation team. He bolts from the site, barely escaping the quake that consumes the chamber. 

In 1913, Adeline Ogilvy takes a job transcribing the late Dr. Emeryk's memoirs at his mansion. The journal entries shed light on the madman who thought he could reincarnate Cleopatra. Something followed Dr. Emeryk Quintillus home from Egypt. Strange things start happening in the mansion. 

Catherine Cavendish delivers the disquiet and dread–two things I love! The characters are interesting, and I found myself needing to know more about Adeline. I like how the author went through the years with the different homeowners. Some parts could've been longer, though. I love history and Catherine Cavendish did her research. The history is believable, which greatly enhances the story for me. The story unfolds smoothly. The dialogue is good. There is enough mystery to keep anyone reading. Catherine Cavendish packs more into 176 pages than most authors do in 400 pages. The eerie ending will creep up on you. I'm looking forward to the next installment in the series. The cover is cool, too!

Highly Recommend!

5/5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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