Paranormal is a genre that I quite like. One that is close to my heart, just like fantasy is. After I saw this book and read the synopsis, I was very curious.
“In the Beast’s Cage“, written by Mac Altgelt, is a NA / Adult Literary Fiction – Paranormal, Romance, Adventure, Fantasy, published on 28th June 2021, by The Book Guild.
I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Mac Altgelt for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Harbouring a dark secret from his past, immortal Lord Blake from medieval England arrives mysteriously in a sleepy coastal town in Georgia, USA. There he meets Hugo Wegener, an ex-doctor who is burdened with his own dark secret, and life-long resident Ginny Harrison, who is involved in her aging father’s absurd dream of refurbishing and reopening the town’s long-defunct zoo. As Blake’s relationship with Ginny blooms, he finds himself involved in the insane zoo project and, when Bruce Kelly, an exotic game smuggler from South Africa, arrives in town on the eve of the grand reopening with a plan to rid the zoo of its valuable animal species, it is up to Blake, Hugo, and the old man to stop him, without revealing the terrible secrets of their pasts.
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About the Author
I am a Risk Management executive and Investor in Texas but I moonlight as a writer, short-film maker, musician, composer and world traveller (or, I was a world traveller in the pre-COVID days). In music, I have released 2 full-length albums (one of which is still available) and 2 E.P.s. I have published one humor book entitled 101 TIPS AND REVELATIONS FROM A MODERN DAY CYNIC (Black Rose Writing, 2017). IN THE BEAST’S CAGE is my first novel, but I have a second already in progress and no plans of slowing down. I have also written countless blogs, poems, short stories, essays and movie scripts in addition to my more sprawling fiction projects. Because of my work in the Risk Management industry, I spend a great deal of time in London working closely with Lloyd’s and can be found in that country often as a result. I have a wife (Alejandra) and two children, a 3-year-old daughter (Sophia) and a 1-year-old son (Otto) who was born in the midst of this pandemic. My wife is a dual-citizen of Mexico and Spain and had been living in London for 2 years prior to us meeting.
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Sometimes books catch my attention via it’s genre, others because of the cover, and then there are those that have an appealing. In this case, it was all those things.
In this story we follow immortal Lord Blake as we goes on a crazy adventure of reopening a zoo and connecting with the people he ends up meeting. The characters were exciting and real. I especially loved the chemistry and interaction between Blake and Ginny, they were amazing and cute.
I really liked the amount of fantasy/paranormal and romance, they were a a soft added element. And I loved the mystery that, as well as the characters interactions and secrets, was what got me excited to read each page. Even the flashbacks and the information we were discovering with each moment and each revelation, it was fantastic.
Overall, it was a lovely story, just what I love in fantasy/paranormal adventure romance. I also enjoyed the author’s writing style, how he gave us a storytelling with a good pace, one that made every chapter intriguing.
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