If you saw it, would you read it? The Thirteen Hallows by Michael Scott & Colette Freedman #ReadOrNot
About the front:
Big Ben. A sword. The blue of night. I’m sure it’s the colors that draw me in to what, on the surface, looks like something in the fantasy realm. I’m not big on fantasy, but I have to say this cover totally sucks me in. I think there’s something about swords that do that to me. And the placement, right down the center makes me think it’s sticking right into the book. It’s powerful and the images really conveys it.
Now let’s look at what the back says:
The Hallows. Ancient artifacts imbued with a primal and deadly power. But are they protectors of this world, or the keys to its destruction?
A gruesome murder in London reveals a sinister plot to uncover a two-thousand-year-old secret.
For decades, the Keepers guarded these Hallows, keeping them safe and hidden and apart from each other. But now the Keepers are being brutally murdered, their prizes stolen, the ancient objects bathed in their blood. Now, only a few remain.
With her dying breath, one of the Keepers convinces Sarah Miller, a practical stranger, to deliver her Hallow—a broken sword with devastating powers—to her American nephew, Owen.
The duo quickly become suspects in a series of murders as they are chased by both the police and the sadistic Dark Man and his nubile mistress.
As Sarah and Owen search for the surviving Keepers, they unravel the deadly secret the Keepers were charged to protect. The mystery leads Sarah and Owen on a cat-and-mouse chase through England and Wales, and history itself, as they discover that the sword may be the only thing standing between the world… and a horror beyond imagining.
The Thirteen Hallows is the beginning of a spellbinding new saga, a thrilling tale of ancient magic and modern times by a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning playwright.
Does it match? Front to Back without the in between?
Absolutely. In fact, I think this cover and blurb do more ‘justice’ to each other than 99% of the other books I’ve looked at and compared. Whether you like the genre or not, this one reads like a thriller, a crime novel and a fantasy all in one. There’s mystery, intrigue, probably a little romance and a big, huge quest to uncover the truth or to get to ‘the end’ whatever that is. The blurb tells enough to intrigue without giving too much away.
Where I’d read it
This should be action packed so I’m thinking … anywhere!
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