by G.J. Wise
My rating: 5 stars
Publication Date: November 22, 2014
Publisher: Damnation Books LLC
Genre: Dark Fantasy | Horror
Print Length: 348 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
The town of Spiritwood
gets its name from an Indian legend that tells of spirits living in the
woods surrounding the town…the thing is, the legend is true.
is an evil held captive in the vast wilderness surrounding the town of
Spiritwood. When Jed Guiness buys a place and moves to Spiritwood from
Chicago, he accidently unleashes that evil. Now, he and a handful of
others must try to re-capture that evil before the entire town is
Spiritwood by G. J. Wise
When an artist’s vision accidentally rains evil down on the small town of Spiritwood, only those who believe in the ancient Native American folklore and legends of the seven trees and the dark spirits captured within their trunks. Jed, a gifted wood sculptor has unleashed the trapped spirit of an evil war chief and from that moment on, the lives of those in Spiritwood will never be the same. Only a young boy and an old Native American see or believe, but no one knows how to stop the growing shadow changing this small town into a bizarre caricature of itself.
In a twisted tale of the supernatural, the horror and darkness that Spiritwood by G. J. Wise emanates is gripping, nerve shattering and raw. With a strong hand and bold strokes, the chaos comes to life as the townsfolk behave completely out of character; the spirit takes over the foulest of humans, a man already bent toward violence and brutality. Almost like a modern day Sodom and Gomorrah, the tightly held morals are overshadowed by the essence of an ancient and powerful evil longing to be free.
If you are a fan of dark tales that offers no mercy on your sensibilities, enjoy that reckless feel of watching a different reality unfold and find yourself helpless to put your reading down for fear of missing the next great or gory part, look no further. G. J. Wise will push the limits of your mind, have you looking at the dark differently and seeing the beauty of nature through a different aspect. For all you know, that bunny in the clouds or that surprised “O” in that knot in a tree could be a spirit beckoning you to come closer!
I enjoyed every twist, every dark page and the fact that this author had me contemplating all that was going on, because if evil were to be turned loose, why wouldn’t it be as raw and potent as Spiritwood?
I received this copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.