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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

☆☆☆ BLOG TOUR: SUMMONED by Anne M. Pillsworth + BOOK REVIEW by Sunburst Fairy + GIVEAWAY!!! ☆☆☆


When the Elder Gods extend an invitation, be wary of the strings attached

While browsing in a rare book store in Arkham, Sean finds an occult book with an ad seeking an apprentice sorcerer, from a newspaper dated March 21, 1895. Even more intriguing, the ad specifically requests applicants reply by email.

Sean’s always been interested in magic, particularly the Lovecraftian dark mythology. Against his best friend Edna’s (“call-me-Eddy-or-else”) advice, he decides to answer the ad, figuring it’s a clever hoax, but hoping that it won’t be. The advertiser, Reverend Redemption Orne, claims to be a master of the occult born more than 300 years ago. To prove his legitimacy, Orne gives Sean instructions to summon a harmless but useful familiar—but Sean’s ceremony takes a dark turn, and he instead accidentally beckons a bloodthirsty servant to the Cthulhu Mythos god Nyarlathotep. The ritual is preemptively broken, and now Sean must find and bind the servitor, before it grows too strong to contain. But strange things are already happening in the town of Arkham….

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Summoned is a story about a teen age boy answering a mysterious wiz' apprenticeship ad he and his best friend found in a library. The said ad was mysterious in a way that it mentions an email address which was not invented until over a century before it was taken out. This held my interest that I must say, had me reading fast until 18-20% of the book. However, since I have no idea what Cthulhu Mythos are, which yep slowed down my reading I had to pause and continue after a while everytime. And since we're being honest, yes, I'd looked it up and somehow it'd helped me made it through the book. There were just lots of terms that were vague to me I had a hard time picturing them all out in mind.

The hero, Sean was this typical one you'd meet who's curious. Of course, sixteen, almost seventeen years old. At this age, it is expected, teenagers just up for doing stuff until shit happens and their young selves could not be able to handle the weight of the trouble they've gotten themselves into, that adults' presence is already necessary. Which exactly what he have gotten himself when he summoned a Black spawn instead of an aethernewt which had killed animals in the neighborhood, also threatening for his loved ones to get hurt apart from himself getting blood-sucked.

Rev. Orne, who other than Sean an important character, was simply a presence from the internet. I was waiting for the part that he'd show his face up but, it never came.

But I'd admit that though Eddy, who may be an overly critical best friend I liked the part that she knew where to go when Sean was missing. I also liked that when everyone was skeptic about magic in the beginning, they understood the essence of it in the end. I wouldn't also leave that I admire Sean's bravery to deal with the trouble he has caused everybody, protect his love ones and his willingness to end it all.

Sure, the ending indicates a sequel. With Sean and secret society offering him formal wiz education? ^__^ His journey has just truly began. This book is for everyone who are young at heart and like witch and Lovecraft.

3.5 fairy wings!


I was born in Troy, New York, but I currently live just outside Providence, Rhode Island, at the head of beautiful Narragansett Bay. New England has long been my spiritual home, and the region informs much of my fiction. One day I hope to find Lovecraft’s portals to his mythical towns of witch-haunted Arkham and Kingsport, shadowed Innsmouth and accursed Dunwich. Until then, I’ll just have to write about them..

I am a member of SFWA and HWA and a rabid Austenite. Don’t those three always go together?

Apart from writing, I like gardening, swimming, king cobras, jumping spiders, and cats. No cobras or cats at the moment, but the jumping spiders are always with us. In spite of maintaining a mental age of between twelve and sixteen, I have just married my partner of more than thirty years.  Thanks to the RI Legislature for finally living up to Roger Williams’ philosophy of crabbing at people he disagreed with but never denying the primacy of the personal conscience.



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