Book reviews with Pauline Atkins: Masters of Death by Olivie Blake

Hello South London Book Lovers.

I hope this crazy wet, yet warm weather hasn’t stopped you from going out and supporting your local bookshop.

And, with Christmas just around the corner, what better gift to give someone than a book or a subscription to the South London Press.

This week’s book is Masters of Death by the bestselling author of the Atlas Six, Olivie Blake.

Published by Tor Publishing Group for £20.00 in hardback, illustrated by Jamie Stafford-Hill, Neil Lang, Po and Little Chmura.

Do you like supernatural beings, immortals and perhaps, the grim reaper itself?

Well imagine all of them are playing a game that only immortals can play, and there is only one rule “Don’t Lose”!

Was I confused? Yes.

It took me a little while to get into this book, but it does eventually come together.

The book has a few stories which all have a link to a newborn human child, Fox D’Mora, who just so happens to have a very special godfather.

Fox grows up to become a medium, who can’t see or hear the dead he’s supposed to be communicating with, but he can call upon his Godfather to give him the information he requires to get away with these trivial problems.

Let’s introduce a vampire, Viola Marek, who also happens to be an estate agent, who needs to sell a haunted mansion and who has a desire for blood but will only kill rodents to survive.

How could these two people possibly be connected I hear you ask?

Well, to get rid of the ghost, Thomas Edward Parker the fourth, Viola needs to discover who murdered him, and the only person who can help with that problem is the medium, Fox D’Mora.

If you are a fan of Olivie Blake, you will love this book but, if like me, you picked this book as an introduction to Olivie’s uncanny ability to draw you into the supernatural world, I would suggest you start with The Atlas Trilogy.


Picture: Pauline Atkins

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