by Aaron Galvin
My rating: 5 stars
Series: Vengeance Trilogy - Book 1
Publication Date: July 22, 2014
Publisher: Aames & Abernathy
Genre: YA Historical Fiction
Print Length: 264 pages
Available from: Amazon
Kelly never expected to meet the Devil’s daughter. She only sought
innocent dancing in the moonlight, not a coven entranced by their dark
priestess. When her friends partake of a powder meant to conjure spirits
- and the results go horribly awry - Sarah is forced to make a choice.
To keep their secret risks her own damnation, but to condemn them may
invoke the accusing remnants of Salem to rise again.
Salem's Vengeance by Aaron Galvin
Forbidding a teen from joining in on things her friends are doing without a “good” reason was just as volatile of a situation in Salem MA in the 1600s as it is today. Sarah wanted to dance, have innocent fun with her friends, but what she found was a witches’ coven, dark magic and a priestess who claimed to be the Devil’s daughter. What started out as a simple act of defiance by sneaking out of her home grows into a nightmarish bloodbath, filled with strange substances, sacrifice and the horrors that Salem’s witches were long accused of.
The priestess’ name was Hecate and she wanted Sarah, body, mind and soul, but why? And so begins another frightening tale of the witches from Salem and how the Salem Witch Trials became an ugly scar of the face of American history. Mysterious strangers, Satanic rituals, brutal murders and well-planned political machinations made the accusations of witchcraft fodder for hysteria and mob rule. Are there more secrets hiding in the words of a man now dead? Who is the man known as the Priest? Will Hecate use bait to draw Sarah out?
Salem’s Vengeance by Aaron Galvin is more than a dark tale of horror and superstition, it is a journey into the hearts, minds and souls of this dark era as the evil of supernatural faces off against the innocence of one girl. Aaron Galvin has spared nothing in bringing history to life in all of its ugly glory. He allows us to be part of the story, as if we are standing alongside the characters, feeling the fear of the unknown, smelling the stench of unwashed bodies, and wanting to do anything to help Sarah. After a brilliant and mesmerizing tale, Mr. Galvin wraps it all up in an ending that shines! Ever wonder about the Salem Witch Trials? This is the perfect way to feel like you’ve fallen back in time where heroes rise and fall and magic can become a twisted weapon!
I received this copy from Aaron Galvin in exchange for my honest review.