The Summoner (The Dominic Grey Novels) 


I'm doing two Indie Books Reading Challenges for 2011 - the ABC Indie Fiction Challenge, and the I Heart Indie Books Reading Challenge (more details below). In helping to spread the word about the wonderful selection of Indie books out there, I'm going to be blogging about my progress and reviews. 

My fifth review is of the chillingly gripping novel, The Summoner... 

 
About The Summoner

A United States diplomat disappears in front of hundreds of onlookers while attending a religious ceremony in the bushveld of Zimbabwe. 

Dominic Grey, Diplomatic Security special agent, product of a violent childhood and a worn passport, is assigned to investigate. Aiding the investigation is Professor Viktor Radek, religious phenomenologist and expert on cults, and Nya Mashumba, the local government liaison. 

What Grey uncovers is a terrifying cult older than Western civilization, the harsh underbelly of a country in despair, a priest seemingly able to perform impossibilities, and the identity of the newest target. 

Himself. 

The first work in a globe-hopping series whose protagonists investigate the world's most bizarre and dangerous cults, The Summoner is a stylish, haunting novel of mystery and suspense that will linger long after the last page is turned.  335 Pages (95,000 words).

Review

Wow! The Summoner is a chilling thriller - full of suspense, intrigue, and action. Eloquent descriptions and vivid images give you the feeling you're actually in Zimbabwe. You can taste and smell the country clearly. The writing was engaging from the first page. 

I'm interested in Voodoo and the African version of Juju, which is the main premise for this novel, so I found it enthralling and couldn't put it down. If you're looking for a gripping read, you should definitely check this one out. I can't wait to read the next one!


The Summoner is available from  Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk 

 
 

The ABC Indie Fiction Challenge...

In order to join in, you must read 24 novels in 2011 by Indie authors. One of the key rules is that each story must be written by a different author, and the first letter of the authors' surnames must begin with a different letter.

For more details, a suggested reading list, and to sign up, head on over to quillsandsebras:
 

http://quillsandzebras.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/abc-indie-fiction-challenge

 

The I Heart Indie Books Reading Challenge...

 

I've come across another fantastic reading challenge for all you lovers of fiction out there. The I Heart Indie Books Reading Challenge is easy and low-key. All you have to do is read between 1 - 30 books in 2011 in any genre.

For more details about the challenge, check out... 

http://indieparanormalbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2010/12/i-heart-indie-books-reading-challenge.html

Both readers and authors are encouraged to participate.

If you need a suggested reading list, check out my Ebook store for some fab Indie Authors.

 
My Challenge count:

ABC Challenge - E (Evans)
                          Z (Zeltserman)
                          S (Smith)
                          P (Pierce)
                                G (Green)
IHIB Challenge -  5


Happy Indie Reading!


Sibel xx