The Mask of Freya, Karl Larew

Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror & Occult, Myth's & Legends, Supernatural & Paranormal

A secret coven of 19th century French pagan Nature worshippers finds itself in multi-form danger from governmental and Established Church prosecution on the one hand, and the forces of Satan on the other, their situation made all the more complicated by the chaotic events of the Revolution of 1848. A case of murder and revelations of the supernatural add mystery to the pagans’ quest for religious freedom and personal safety.

Here I am again, reviewing another exceptional book written by the author Karl Larew and you must be thinking “Wow, you must really love this author’s work” and yes book lovers, you would be correct. I adore Larew’s literature, and so I am excited to be sharing another book written by him with you lovely readers today. The Mask of Freya is the fifth book I have read by Larew and wow, what a sensational, shocking and surprising novel it was! For readers that have followed me for a while now, you will know that I am obsessed with all things witches and the supernatural so to read about these themes in a book by Larew is extremely exciting and so when I picked the book up, I raced through it. The Mask of Freya is an excellent book, so already I hope you lovely readers take my advice when I write – read it! But if you need more convincing then do continue to read my review to learn more about the book.

The Mask of Freya is a supernatural – mystery novel that will take the readers back to the mid 18th century, the year 1848 and the reader will be introduced to a coven of witches who become entangled in events between the Church and the Government and even Demons and Satan. The story is a spectacular one that if it were a movie would be visually stunning thanks to the glorious descriptions and backdrop of the year. The reader will follow the Coven as they try to navigate through their religion, the church and the government and what unravels is a thrilling mystery full of many twisty -turny, exciting moments that readers will not be able to forget for a long time.

The story of The Mask of Freya was everything I wished for it to be and more. When I read the description and read the words ‘witches, coven, and Satan’ I was hooked. I thought ‘finally, now I am going to get the supernatural mystery I had always wanted’ but I admit, I was scared it would not live up to my expectations because I had such high hopes! However, before reading the first page, I reminded myself that I am in capable hands, that Karl Larew is a fantastic author and he will not disappoint and now that I have finished the book I can write that he did not! Once again I am thrilled with Larew’s story and his delivery of it. Larew ensured I was intrigued and engrossed thanks to the unique premise and original storyline so I genuinely could not have wished for more.

Karl Larew is an author whose work I have of course reviewed before and yet I am still finding new things I love about his writing. Wih every book I notice that the text is slightly different and the literature is invigorated with new life each time. It is the sad truth that some authors can lose their ‘mojo’ over the course of a few books but not Larew because Larew each time ensures that his text is new, different, and unique and The Mask fo Freya is definitely this. Now that I think about it, can we please quickly appreciate how incredible it is that Larew so effortlessly jumps from one genre to the next! Granted, all of his books have a theme of history, and they are all historical fiction, but! Each book is set in a different period of time in an entirely new setting, he will take his readers from America to Vietnam to France, and that is the pure magic of his words.

To conclude I have to say that Karl Larew has once again done it again and so I have no choice but to award The Mask of Freya five stars! Yes, Larew gets another five-star rating from me and he really deserves it. So please book lovers, take my advice and get lost in his words because they will transfix you as well as entertain you!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much and love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please, comment below and let me know your thoughts on The Mask of Freya; do you see yourself reading this book? Let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours below! Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for the Amazon U.K. I have also attached some links about the author and this wonderful book! Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this book.

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I’m glad you liked it, Aimee. I wondered that I might have asked too much of any reader–trying to depict a group of people fighting church, government, and demons at the same time, trying to make interesting what to many readers might seem like an obscure era in French history, trying to make the supernatural seem real, trying to make my heroes into sympathetic characters even though battling police and politicized, official religion. Your review will entice readers if anything can. Thanks again. Karl

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