Guild of Immortal Women by David Alan Morrison & H.L. Melvin
T I T L E: Guild of Immortal Women
A U T H O R: David Alan Morrison/H.L. Melvin
P U B L I S H E R: Book Publishers Network
P U B L I S H--D A T E: October 12, 2014
I S B N: 9781940598444
Sci-Fi, FantasyTwo bodies are discovered on the grounds of "The Bastille," home to a coven of witches who belong to the Guild of Immortal Women. The bodies have strange characteristics, so what follows is a combination merry and sinister romp through ancient history. Medieval times are brought to life through a massive Tapestry adorning the mansion's walls where the characters -- animals and humans -- emerge through tears in the fabric. It is up to Detective Matt Mathers and social worker Lynn Swanson to solve the murder-mystery while dealing with the strange world of magic, Guardian Abbey's amnesia from her past lives, and the devilish mission of Robert and the Doctor to create an immortal heir through the laboratory.
This story has almost everything you could ask for. There is a murder, mystery, a bit of magic, a touch of history, some action, a little treachery, insanity, with bits of humor thrown in. However, it all melds together to make a great read.
The plot was original and well written. The ending did, however, leave an opening for more to follow and I hope there is another book. I'd like to see what happens. It was very intriguing. And though it was fairly fast paced it was still easy to follow along. I thoroughly enjoyed this book enough to read it in one day.
While I did like most of the witches in the Guild, I didn't care that much for Ruth. She seemed a bit scatter brained. It did seem a bit odd to me that the women didn't get along all that well a lot of the time. I expected more of a sisterhood. I also didn't really care much for Lynn, the social worker from the Meadows. She was a bit rude and also not very bright as well as a little too easy to tell things she shouldn't just because a man was handsome and paid attention to her.
All in all, it was a great book and I would highly recommend it. I give this book four stars.