The Orb is a fast-paced, urban action, speculative fantasy adventure.
After stealing the Orb from the Librarians, she is on her way to meet the Cardinal who has promised to pay fifty thousand pounds to lay his hands on the Orb.
But the Librarians what their treasure back and are willing to go to great lengths to ensure that happens.
However, they are not the only ones chasing the Orb. Both the Paladin and Mamluk would like the opportunity to taste the secret powers the Orb holds.
They and others are going to make her journey north a very interesting road trip.
I don’t think I would describe this book as a horror/occult tale. More like a thriller with a touch of paranormal.
Fast paced, urban epic is definitly a description I would use because the pace began at an exciting run. It seemed to be set in the future, a future I would have liked to have known more about. It’s told in the first person and I’d assumed it was male as the author was. We never learn the main character’s name and it was a bit of suprise to find out she was female. More exciting, if you like.
The Orb itself, was a curious thing and we only saw a little of its power. I wanted more. What else would she discover it could do. The book felt like it was a taster for something bigger, more epic, and if it turned out that way, I would would be the first to buy it.
A great story for such a quick read.
Add it to your Goodread shelf.
This book is part of the Electric Eclectic brand of books and they are all shorter reads. Particularly good if you love reading but don’t have a lot of time. I read this in an evening. It is also a good way to find new authors.
As Electric Eclectic books are designed to introduce you to new others, I present Carved Wooden Heart by the author. She can weave a good tale and all of them so different.