Book Review of Trent Et Quarante's"The Warded Man"
All the scenes in the book are set in the town of Trent. The novel starts when the family dog,"Swannie," is found dead. Her owner, Renne, believes that her pet was eaten by a predator. She tells her daughter, Thierry, who heads an investigation that uncovers a plot which has ties to both the town and the criminal activities. It turns out that the story is all about a young American woman named Christine de La Grange, who works as a clerk in a local bank.
Etienne is the name of the principal character. He is described as handsome, smart, and a very accomplished author. Thierry and Renne both feel that Etienne was either murdered or slipped away while attempting to make his escape from a French prison. Their analysis is complicated by the fact that they do not understand how or where he left them. The publication includes many details regarding the history and culture of the area. Additionally, it includes information on the history and customs of witchcraft in the region.
This story has many elements that will appeal to readers with an interest in the occult. Etienne is a practitioner of the occult. He learned his craft at a school for the study of magicians and the witches. One of the things that makes Etienne so proficient at his craft is that he can create a magnetic force that could break through metal. This strength allows him to steal items from his enemies and use them as his own.
The narrative also includes many profiles of the main characters. Detailed description of Renne's father, Hugo De La Rouchfoucauld, along with his partner, Aloys p Courville-Remy are intriguing in their own right. De La Rouchfoucauld is described as extremely dangerous and mysterious. His relationship to Hugo and his daughter, Thierry, is also detailed.
The origins of witchcraft in this section of the world are also detailed. It's revealed that the practice originated during the middle ages in Ireland. It was a period of amazing superstition and magic. There's much evidence linking the clinic to the practices of the Catholic Church and the witchcraft convictions of its members. It's clear that this history adds depth to the characters in the story and helps explain the motives and the conflicts that come up.
The book has an outstanding plot and an fantastic style. It's written in short chapters that reflect the progression of the narrative. Additionally, there are a few very characteristic illustrations that really bring the book to life. A few fantasy sequences add a splash of fun and further give it the feel of a dream book.
The writing style and the style in which the author distributes the book is very effective. It flows easily and contains many vivid images and descriptions that will keep the reader interested. The structure of this book is also well planned out and the end result is extremely satisfactory. This is another superb book by Trent Et Quarante.