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I have always been a fan of Michael Scott and his Nicolas Flamel series and his style of writing captured my imagination and the world that he writes about is so vivid and so real. But most importantly, I love MScott because he LOVES mythology in fact he is considered as a Myth Authority. And the best part is, it's well researched unlike some fantasy books whose myth is only as deep as Wikipedia.
Thirteen Hallows is a fantasy book that melded Celtic, Anglo Saxon and Christian myth seamlessly. The images are vivid, gory and if you're a delicate reader, you might find it disturbing. Decapitated, disemboweled and decaying bodies, human sacrifices, different sorts of desecration and violent sex. It actually reminded me of the Da Vinci Code with more magic.
The Thirteen Hallows are basically sacred objects that Jesua blessed to lock out the demons from pillaging the Earth. The last transfer of these items to their human guardians happened before WWI and after 70 years, someone is after the Hallows. Their septuagenarian Keepers are dropping like flies, gruesomely murdered for the sacred artifacts. Now it's up to Sarah Miller and Owen Walker to stop the Dark Man from gathering all the Hallows and unlocking the Otherworld to unleash their demon prisoners, ushering them back to Earth.
I utterly love this book. Scott and Freedman employed their screenplay writing skills to make the story as vivid a possible and I felt like I was running away with Sophie in the streets of London, gasping on those heartless murders and torture. The flashbacks and back stories are interspersed with the main plot which added another layer to the novel.
So if you like fantasy laced with mythology, then by all means, go ahead and get this book. I promise it'll be one of the most riveting 350 pages you ever got your hands on.