11.16.2023 | Thursday

The Dark Divide

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The Dark Dividetitle: The Dark Divide
author: Cas E. Crowe
series: Wayward Haunt #3
published: 16 September 2023
publisher: self-published
genre(s): fantasy
pages: 434
source: client
format: manuscript
buy/shelve it: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

rating: four-half-stars | series rating: five-stars

the blurb

Zaya faces a terrifying new reality.

Morgomoth has trapped her in a sleeping curse, and Zaya’s soul has been dragged into the nightmarish underworld of the Dark Divide—a place of endless, shifting tunnels filled with lost, raging ghosts.

There is only one way out. A door that, if opened, will unleash the Dark Divide into the living world.

Morgomoth has given Zaya a choice. Open the door, join him and his evil forces, or remain trapped for eternity.

Zaya must do the impossible. Escape from the Dark Divide, save Jad and her friends from Morgomoth's horrors on the world, and learn to defeat him using necromancy.
But it won’t come without sacrifices… or betrayal.


  • my review
  • a few notes

This book was incredibly atmospheric, the descriptions dragging the reader into the story and keeping them there, enthralled. Zaya’s soul has been trapped in the underworld, and the author created this setting like something out of my nightmares. A maze of damp and mildewy tunnels, populated by vengeful spirts… horrifying!

There are so many twists and turns in this book, and it was a deeply intense read as Zaya struggles to fight against Morgomoth and save not only her friends but the world itself. There is so much action, along with a lot of political intrigue, not to mention plenty of magic.

A great read to get lost in!

content warning: ❗some graphic violence❗

POV: 1st person
keywords/phrases: magic, conspiracy, bigotry, prejudice, sublimation
spice: 0 🔥
language: 0 🤬
cover notes: 1st person


About Cas E. Crowe

From a young age, Cas E Crowe knew she wanted to be a writer. As a child, she spent her lunch times at school creating weird and haunting stories for her classmates to listen to. An admirer of all things spooky and quirky, her grandfather recognised her unusual hobby as a gift and built her a haunted dollhouse to stage her stories.

Cas studied a creative arts degree majoring in design and a graduate certificate in animation at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. She has worked as a shop-assistant, a graphic designer, an office manager, and now pursues her dream of writing.

Amongst Cas’s likes are travel, drawing, writing, reading, gardening, painting, and whatever else she can fit in a day. She resides in Brisbane, Australia.

Rating Report
plot
four-half-stars
characters
four-stars
writing
four-half-stars
pacing
four-half-stars
Overall: four-stars
::spread the love::

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