Teenage twins Rose and Daniel aren’t allowed phones, computers, even a TV, thanks to their conspiracy-obsessed father. But when the people he always thought were after him actually turn up, the twins realise their dad wasn’t as paranoid as they’d always thought.
With their father missing and their house burned to the ground, Rose and Daniel find themselves at the centre of a worldwide conspiracy that stretches back through the ages, involving some of the most powerful and mysterious organisations on the planet.
Why them? Why their dad? The answers to these questions and other darker mysteries lie on a remote Scottish island, beyond the doors of an ancient house called Skerryvore.
These mysteries link the twins to a Dark Age king and queen, to a secret society that stands behind the City of London, and an energy source that links some of the world’s most ancient sites into a network that has the power – literally – to change the world.
Skerryvore is a novel I was desperate to read ever since discovering it and caught my attention right away thanks to its description which alludes to a troubling conspiracy which intrigued me. Now and then a reader will come across that one book that blows them away, it is a somewhat generic term, but that is what Skerryvore did to me… it blew me away and ever since completing it I have been thinking of its intricate and detailed story and how I need to re-read it! That is when you know book lovers that you have come across an incredible book when you are thinking of it when you have a million things to do. That is why I am already going to recommend Skerryvore to you lovely readers, and yes, it may be early on in my review but Skerryvore is a novel not to be missed.
Skerryvore for me was thrilling, captivating and addictive right from the start and I felt this from beginning to end. Skerryvore was captivating to me from the start thanks to the unique premise of the story and the bewitching literature courtesy of the author, Lee Williams who from the start hooked me with his unique story that was unlike anything I have read before. It is rare to find a fantasy novel that is refreshing and it is even more challenging to discover a fantasy story that does not rely on gimmicks and ridiculous action sequences! Skerryvore does have action-packed moments however they are tasteful and in no way gimmicky which is always fantastic in a book!
Skerryvore will introduce the reader to the two protagonists of the novel, called Rose and Daniel who also happen to be twins. Rose and Daniel have lived a sheltered and somewhat isolated life as their father has not allowed them to have or use any form of technology… not even a tv! This is because their father believes in a troubling conspiracy and they think he is just paranoid. However, one day they realize there is truth to what their father has been talking about because soon their father is missing and their house burns down.
What follows is an incredible journey in which the twins will find themselves entangled in a troubling conspiracy which ‘stretches back through the ages’ and involves ‘some of the most powerful and mysterious organizations.’ The twins will have to try and navigate through the conspiracy while they also try to find their father before it is too late and this book lovers is the premise of the the thrilling Skerryvore.
The premise of Skerryvore is exceptional, original and unlike anything I have read before. I loved the many themes and elements explored throughout the book and all themes are explored by Williams wonderfully, and he does this by lacing these interesting themes throughout the text flawlessly and weaving them with the story. The result of this makes Skerryvore a highly addictive and fascinating read that is never once lackluster or predictable. Williams really has accomplished the near impossible, Williams has managed to write an entertaining, bewitching and flawless story that will perfectly unfold in readers minds like a movie and now that I think about it, why is this book not a movie already!
Lee Willams is a phenomenal writer who knows how to grasp his reader’s attention from the first page. Williams instead of writing long, drawn-out builds up which are commonly found in fantasy novels, decides to ditch this approach and thrust his reader into the heart of the story straight away so that the reader is instantly captivated and immersed. I personally love this approach, what is the point of having a long build-up with little excitement? This is only necessary if the author in question can’t develop the characters in the story quickly but with Skerryvore, the reader will not encounter this issue because Williams instantly develops his character and makes the reader invest in not only them but also their journey.
Williams is not only a brilliant writer for his ability to captivate the reader’s attention straight away, but he is also an excellent author for his ability to lace exceptional twists and turns throughout his story that genuinely had me shocked at points! The combination of William’s shocking twists and his explanatory powers will immerse the reader in the story and make them be able to visualize every detail, no matter how small. This writing approach is one of my favorites because it makes the reader feel included in the story and make the reader feel as if they are in the same situation as the protagonists of the novel.
Overall Skerryvore is a thrilling, compelling and thought-provoking novel that will easily entertain readers for many days and nights and so I, of course, have to award this stellar gem of a book five stars! If you are a reader who loves fantasy or even dystopia then I implore you to read Skerryvore; it is a fast-paced, action adventure that should not be missed so have a read of the preview below and get reading!
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