#Review: Inside Evil – G. Wakeling
Roberta Arlington has lived all her life in the small town of Ridgewood. She’s known about the town’s legends for as long as she can remember, and has done everything to abide by them. Not all is how it seems to be, however, a certainty she soon comes to know when one of her students mysteriously dies once day.
Deep inside, Roberta knows that something is amiss. She’s felt it for quite some time now, though she’s not quite sure as to what evil lies beyond the town itself. It’s said that the surrounding woods harbor a secret. One the town isn’t quite sure to make of. Mysterious deaths and disappearances are always unexplained. The fact that the darkness seem to encroach the town doesn’t help either.
Refusing to sit still as the unexpected crops up around her, Roberta promises herself that she’ll get to the bottom of things. Something or someone must know something. Surely, she’ll be able to find a helping hand somewhere?
Diving deeper into the town’s secrets soon uncovers a morbid past that Roberta isn’t sure she wants to explore. Though she knows she should leave well enough alone, it’s impossible for her to do. Her own life now hangs in the balance. If she’s to succeed in breaking the curse once and for all, she’ll need to do the unthinkable or die trying.
A lovely start to such a thrilling paranormal series, Inside Evil immerses us in a story that mind-boggles the mind and opens a door to questions surrounding the unknown. Geoffrey has taken the folklores of old and spun them in such a way that it leaves the reader wanting to know more.
The lore surrounding the Ammokra sort of reminds me of a Japanese urban legend. Sort of like the one used in the movie The Grudge, but tailored a little differently. It lends the story enough intrigue that drives you to read the story to its completion. Looking forward to book two of this lovely series.
Inside Evil – Synopsis
Life in the secluded town of Ridgewood is charming, simple, safe – isn’t it? The bubble that isolates the hamlet protects, or so the eclectic residents believe. Lurking in the background of everyday life is a curse that comes in cycles and picks off the innocent as it pleases. But this time there’s something different, this time the curse wants more.
Roberta Arlington’s life changes the moment she finds one of her pupils, pale, frozen, DEAD. Her mind is filled with uncharacteristic thoughts, dreams and visions create bizarre scenes, and her blood boils as she lashes out at those she loves. Amidst her turmoil there are friends, and enemies, who come to her aid, piecing together the puzzle laid before them.
But with the ancient evil having struck down so many through the centuries, Roberta will have to muster every ounce of strength she has to survive. An entire world, a strange land, has unveiled itself. If Roberta knows one thing for sure, it’s that she alone won’t be able to escape as death comes calling…
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The Tower of Souls – Synopsis
When you conquer a curse, there’s always going to be repercussions.
Roberta has battled ancient and evil forces before, but after rising above her latest demon, she’d always thought that life could finally get back to normal. However, after surviving the terror lurking in Ridgewood’s forest, she comes to discover that her troubles have only just begun.
Removed from the friends who aided her quest before, Roberta is now alone in a foreign world with no idea how to escape. Familiar faces are everywhere, but behind every friend lays a stranger waiting to kill her, or worse…turn her over to her greatest nemesis.
Whilst she may have fought a curse before, this time it’s worse. This time her enemy knows Roberta inside and out, and if there’s any hope of survival, she’ll have to go against every instinct she has.
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Spirit of the Middlelands – Synopsis
Having escaped Gathin’s clutches, Roberta is on the run with the child she stole from her nemesis. In this case, the best way to avoid a war is to run, hide and never look back. But it soon becomes apparent that leaving Ridgewood behind may have not been in Roberta and her friends’ best interests, for things are happening in the tiny town that, once again, cannot be explained.
Spirits of the Middlelands is the third book from the Inside Evil series. Despite battling a curse that descends upon Ridgewood on a 10 yearly cycle, Roberta seems to have become entangled in a world of mystery, danger and doppelgängers. There’s a war coming, and though she and her fellow gatekeepers’ believed they could prevent it, they’re now realising that they’ll need to use all their skills to stop the plague from Gathin reaping destruction.
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New Alliances – Synopsis
When Roberta was infected with a curse, she never realised the hidden world that was waiting for her. Ridgewood was a quiet and slumbering town, but it seemed there was a great menace waiting in every shadow. With the initial horror having been abated, Roberta’s been cast into an alternate reality where it’s quickly apparent forces of doppelgangers are waiting to break through to Earth.
But Roberta’s not alone, and there are many friends left behind who are still fighting. Whilst the gatekeepers fight to uncover secrets and develop a plan to protect themselves, new alliances are forged. And, with new and unexpected allegiances created, the protectors of Earth are finally realising that they’re not defending themselves against a one-sided war.
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AMAZON UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00GCIN9IE/
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About the author
Geoff Wakeling lives in London and escapes the smog of the city through his writing. The Inside Evil, even though being dark and mysterious, was a way to escape the drudgery of every day life and indulge in something a little more fantastical.
With a degree in Zoology, Wakeling is animal mad and has three cats, fish and five chickens in his London home. He is a keen gardener and conservationist. He is also still awaiting the arrival of his Hogwart’s Owl!