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Title:The burning time
Authors:J G. Faherty
Info:San Mateo, CA : JournalStone, 2013.
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This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I received The Burning Time from Librarything for free, In return for an honest review.

Reverend Cyrus Christian is the vessel of evil. When he comes to the town of Hasting Mills, he rings an incredible heat wave which causes the citizen's to be easily aggravated and short tempered. His evil presence emanates through town causing normally good, kind people to do outrageous things in fits of rage.
John Root is on the side of good. He has been searching for the being inside the Reverend for many years. This "trickster", as John calls it, has destroyed Johns hometown and killed many members of John's family
This is the typical battle of good vs. evil, God vs. Devil, Heaven vs. Hell that has been done many times before. J.G. Faherty does it flawlessly. He grabs your attention from the moment Cyrus, John, and a young man named Billy enter town.
There were a couple of times in my version of ebook (it may have been updated and fixed by now) that the Reverend's name was inverted (Christian Cyrus instead of Cyrus Christian). Overall, I was thrilled and enthralled by this book. If you enjoyed The Burning Time, then check out Cemetary Club also by J.G. Faherty. ( )
  pamkaye | Nov 27, 2016 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
Chapter by chapter the book became annoying and cliche. I just had to do a big eye roll at one chapter in which the officers get a call that a new comer into town was seen taking a boy to his hotel room and coming out 20 mins later. What is their first thought of this? "Do you think he's the one who has been killing all those young ladies?" (not an actual quote). WTF? He wasn't even in town when the first murder happened! AND, why would you suspect him of killing girls (teens and older it seems) over the fact that he took a child to his hotel. Shouldn't your first thought be...child molestation? After the run in with the police, the next day our character finds that everyone in town thinks he's a child molester or the murderer of all those teen girls. So what does he do? When a beautiful teen girl comes in asking him out of 20 plus men from her small town, to help with her car he says yes. When she offer's him a ride he jumps on in with the whole world watching knowing that no one will be around when she drops him off. And when she comes up dead he's just shocked by it all. Ummm...they have already told you they suspect you of the killings of teenage girls...why are you driving around in the car of a teenage girl...*sigh*...and it continues...all for the sake of moving the plot along that is. This book is filled with little things of this sort.

The good part is that the general idea is really good and the writing style is not bad at all. Just so many eye rolls throughout the whole mess. ( )
  Katrinia17 | Jan 25, 2016 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I loved this book! the action was there, as was the suspense. Faherty is a master storyteller, his writing makes it easy for the reader to picture the scenery and the characters with vivid clarity. I eagerly await the next volumes of this series. Highly recommended. ( )
  Archivist13 | Nov 26, 2014 |
I got this book from the Early Reviewers for an honest review.

This book is pretty good for a mythos tale. If you like Lovecraft, this book is for you. I thought it was great how the town went nuts and turned on each other. The author really knows his lore! ( )
  lesindy | Nov 1, 2014 |
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As an enormous fan of Lovecraft's works, it was the promise of his eldritch horrors which drew me to this book. All told, I enjoyed this book tremendously even though I was initially afraid of another author using Lovecraft's memorable concepts. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who liked Lovecraft.

-PT ( )
  PhilipTroy | Sep 7, 2014 |
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An ancient evil has come to Hastings Mills, and only one man can stop it. Wherever The Stranger goes, evil follows. Wild dogs roam the fields. Townspeople turn on each other in murderous fury. Innocent women throw themselves off bridges. Swimmers disappear, victims of a deadly beast that haunts their waters. And the worst is still yet to come. The Stranger plans to open a gateway to the nether realms and release the Elder Gods to bring forth Chaos on Earth. Only one man knows the truth, a country mage whose family has fought The Stranger before. But can he defeat his ageless enemy before Hastings Mills is nothing but a smoking ruin and the townspeople become unwilling blood sacrifices to the Old Ones? With only the help of a young woman and her teenage son, he will have to use all of his arcane knowledge to thwart his adversary and prevent the final apocalypse. In Hastings Mills, The Burning Time has arrived.… (more)

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