The Tapestry – Dark, Twisted and Intense #Horror #Review

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Do You Like Stephen King?…Then You’ll Love Paul Wigmore.

The day Gavin died was the best and worst day of his life so far.

The worst because he lost his beloved in the fire that killed them both, but the best because he was set free from his mortal shell, by Saul. The mightiest demon to ever wander the wasteland of Hades.

It is only with our last breath that one of us, (God’s children) can permit to sell our soul to another. The cost is always high and the reward usually fleeting. Yet for Gavin, this was not to be the case. He vowed revenge on the men who murdered his beloved, and he was determined to get it.

So when a soul as damaged and twisted as Gavin’s is sold to a demon as dark and evil as Saul, (the bringer of the black plague), the only thing that can follow is devastation and the possible decimation of the human race.

Humanity’s only saviour is the psychic Clara, The Guardian and keeper of the Dragonfire which is embedded in the tapestry on her wall. The mysteries of the magical tapestry kept from her until the time comes for her to become The Guardian. The Dragons are there to guide her and help her on her journey. But can she ‘become’ in time to save the children?

“Ring a ring o’ roses, a pocket full o’ posies. Atishoo, Atishoo….we all fall down.”

The Tapestry is a truly horrific tale which will turn your blood cold and bring a tear to your eye, so settle yourself down for the night…Just don’t forget to leave the light on.

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My Review – 4- Stars!

I listened to the audiobook.

Horror is not necessarily my cup of tea, but the premise of this dark, intense tale was intriguing.  The thought of a demon-in-training made me want to know more.  The lead, Gavin, is a geek-turned-goul, and he doesn’t seem to need much training.  What he goes through and then, what he forces others to endure is truly chilling.

The narrator’s voice was pleasing, which either intentional or not, was a much-needed contrast from the dark depths of the story. The pace was easy to listen to and didn’t rush over you like a flood. The author’s dark humor was well translated by the narrator.

The cast is more overwhelming, from dragons, to Lilith, shadow creatures, a plague, cannibalism, and, of course, Satan himself.  Gruesome and ghastly, for horror readers it hits every button.  For those, like me, who don’t typically read something this dark, it was a bit gore-tastic, which made me skip over a few parts for the sake of retaining my lunch.
 
The story is creative, imaginative, and effective, with one distracting issue.  The shifting POV was a bit difficult to follow, particularly in audiobook format, but it wasn’t enough to completely throw me out of the story.
 
Dark, twisted, and intense, The Tapestry is not for the faint of heart, yet frighteningly compelling.
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About Paul Wigmore

Paul Wigmore was born in Coventry in 1975. Now living in Manchester and running his own business. The first book to capture his attention at the young age of fourteen was ‘Four Past Midnight’ by Stephen King. Since then his imagination has been captured by other Great authors such as James Herbert and Clive Barker. He now wants to capture your imagination and take you on his journey with him. ‘The Tapestry’ is his first novel but there will be many more to follow.
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~Morgan~

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