On Tour May 7th-12th
AUTHOR Danny Odato
Danny Odato is the President and CEO of Feeding American Families and the Book Gallery, a company that publishes novels and stories of different genres. After his extensive study in Philosophy, he found his dream mission: to help the poor and the needy, and those who had suffered from the foreclosure mission in the United States. At Feeding American Families, a non-profit charity organisation started in 2012 by Danny himself, he helps out families with their financial problems while on the sidelines he owns a book publishing company, The Book Gallery as well..
ABOUT THE BOOK
In Harangul, a village in the Latur district of Maharashtra, the Nehra family wakes up to what they believe is an ordinary day. But things are about to take a dark turn in the little village when a mysterious old woman moves into the abandoned house next door.
Padma, a simple woman, is married to Mohan, a hardworking tailor. They have four children and are raising them in a loving, traditional Hindu family. They enjoy the culture of their small community and rely on their many friends, elders, and traditions to lead happy and spiritual lives. But soon after the arrival of the strange woman next door, a child is involved in a horrible, fatal incident. Another child becomes seriously ill, and a woman falls to her death from her roof. Then Padma’s own family suffers a tragic loss.
Mohan and Padma seek spiritual advice, to no avail, and the authorities offer no assistance. Finally in desperation, as things become more bizarre in the colony, a party of brave men ventures out to seek a strong baba from far away. With faith, strength, and a very strong sense of community, the people of Harangul work tirelessly to free their home from the grasp of a terrible evil presence—a daayan who threatens their very existence.
The Witch’s Revenge is a striking novel that seamlessly blends Indian tradition with suspense and horror—a book eloquently presented by a gifted new storyteller.
Special Note: This post is part of a paid blog tour, but the review is mine and 100% honest.
Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of In the Books, featuring The Witch’s Revenge by Danny Odato.
I’m a huge fan of horror/suspense/supernatural and love learning about other cultures, so I was attracted to this book right away. It was a wonderful experience being immersed in the inner working of a community in India. Seeing how closely the families lived and cooperated, reminded me of my childhood when neighbors were extended family.
The one thing I had trouble with was the manner with which the story was told. I’m a huge fan of formal writing and the classics and while the suspenseful moments were well done, there was something about this story that felt flat to me. I can’t really put my finger on why, so please take my concern with a grain of salt.
I did enjoy the overall story and characters and, I admit, I’m usually a fan of the bad guys as they’re often the most interesting characters and this book didn’t disappoint in that. By the end, I understood the anger the witch felt towards the townspeople. It added something more than the standard, “the witch is evil and must be killed just because” mantra so prevalent in movies and other stories.
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