( EPUB The Witches' Hammer ) ¶ Jane Stanton Hitchcock – cheapugg.us
I learned from reading The Witches Hammer is this just because it says Hitchcock on the cover no matter much I may want it to this does not mean I m about to read a deliciously complicated mystery worthy of old Alfred And this is my own damn fault because a big part of why I bought this book is because the name Hitchcock grabbed me Sure not Alfred But once the name got my attention I read the blurb and saw a review snippet that called the thing legant so I thought okay I ll give this a shotOn the surface the core of the plot is sound We ve got a youngish heroine whose book collector father is murdered when he acuires a notorious grimoire and the blurb promises intrigue as she and her x husband and an occultist book collector track down what the deal is with this grimoire We ve got the obligatory Secret SOCIETY THAT S AN OFFSHOOT OF FUNDAMENTALIST CATHOLICISM WE that s an offshoot of fundamentalist Catholicism We got the heroine wandering all over the world as she tries to put all the pieces togetherBut here s where the book falls down the vast majority of it is just people talking to one another There s hardly any interesting action and most of this is at the nd far too late to keep me from wishing that the characters would stop yapping to one another and get into a good ol fashioned shootout or car chase or brawl in a dark alleyRight in the wake of this is the other issue I have with this novel which is to say a lot of the aforementioned character dialogue is caught up with gender politics as personified by the heroine and her Damned (Witch Hunt ex husband sniping at one another about how you guys want this and you gals feel that This got pretty tiresome to read after a while and wasn t helped much by the description of how the grimoireuated women with The Bluebird Bet (Welcome to Tall Pines evil ravening succubi Don t get me wrong this is potentially powerful stuff to write about for me as a reader though this particular story didn t handle it well It came across heavy handed to me than anythinglseNow all this said I should also give this book credit for doing a few unusual things It is unabashed in giving us a heroine who plain flat out does not care for sex and the Hot-Blooded Italians experiences she has towards the beginning of the plot don t particularly resolve this uestion for her Neither doither of the main male characters which surprised me and which I rather respect I don t know if I like sex but I certainly didn t like it with you is a refreshing attitude to see in a novel I was also rather startled by the final fates of the main characters on which I won t Mlynowski Teen Thriller elaborate here since that involves spoilersAll in all this was ultimately unsatisfying to me though there snough here that it could work for a different reader For me two and a half stars 35 I bought this book at a fair for low priced books and was in fact attracted by the famous Hitchcock name only to find out at home that I had let myself be deluded and had picked a book by a different Hitchcock The story as such is OK and I liked the seuences where the main character travelled around the world in search of the murderer of her father Some interesting historical facts about witch haunts and the inuisition are interwoven with the story The pace is rather slow in the first half of the book to accelerate in the second half where it becomes tensive The last chapter could have been further Reggie elaborated and I found thending while appearing to be very promising a bit inelaborat. Nd and a mysterious occultist into an Switchback expanding labyrinth of powerfulvils a tangled web that reaches as far as the Vatican itself What coveted secrets are hidden in the missing volume that threaten to turn Beatrice into precisely what her unseen and unrelenting nemies are determined to destr. 35 It started off really strong and then petered out like a misfired firecracker What s the deal with all the smoking references that had nothing to add to the story line Brilliant Ms Hitchcock writes the most interesting complex and intriguing stories The Witches Hammer is a great xample and will grab a hold and take you on a wild ride Her descriptions and character development are superb and story line fascinating If you haven t Belonging (Temptation, enjoyed her books in the past I wouldncourage you to look her up I can t wait for So far I have read several books by Jane Stanton Hitchcock and njoyed all of them The several books by Jane Stanton Hitchcock and njoyed all of them The Hammer is totally different from the others I have read It s tells a fascinating tale but felt like a conspiracy theory involving ancient books used by a fanatical Vatican splinter group Not really the type of story I am used to reading although definitely well written with many plot twists and turns Addictive funI chose this book hoping for one thing but was treated to another Five stars because it kept me hooked and CaddyGirls ended up a one sitting read I love it when that happensWere there moments of suspending my realistic beliefs yes Were there some moments of how many lives does this kitty woman have yes But don t you see Thats the fun of fiction for me I get to check out of my world and into the authors My only real disappointment was the story finished Fun ride on a day off I loved Bluff so I thought I d try another book by Jane Stanton Hitchcock The Witches Hammer was written 25 years ago and her writing and plotting has improved a great deal since then Bluff is a much better book I thought it was interesting that she found much of the same information that was used almost 10 years later in The Da Vinci Code Hitchcock s writing style is better than Dan Brown s but he was better at moving his plot forward uickly While I love the plot idea that finding a single book that can trigger multiple murders there was way too much talking among the characters and notnough action until the second half of the book Even though it was slow paced I was intrigued by the complex story and would recommend it Periodically I ll read books solely because the title grabs me Case in point The Witches Hammer As it turns out the book is a mystery in the Knights Templarchurch mythology genre which was a pleasant surprise I wish I could say the same after having read the book The premise of the book 35 year old divorcee discovers her father s murder is tied to a grimoire that he recently acuired and goes on a uest to avenge his death discovering church intrigue and pagan knowledge along the way While the historical mystery sections flowed smoothly and Hitchcock obviously did an immense amount of research on the subject on a complete side note Malleus Maleficarum or The Witches Hammer was the title of a Season 3 Supernatural pisode it als there s a subplot regarding the protagonist Beatrice O Connell and her sexual awakening that s justbad Every time I read a sex scene I mentally detached from the book scratching my head at the appalling
metaphors Embarrassed by the memory of her own passion Beatrice started to Embarrassed by the memory of her own passion Beatrice started to on her sweater Diaz tried to help her but she pulled awayAre you okay he saidI don t know she answered in a barely audible voiceYou haven t done anything wrongShe looked up at him with tears in her yes Why do I feel as if I haveBec. A respected surgeon and rare book collector is brutally murdered in his Philosophy of Religion elegant Manhattan home just hours after showing a book dealer the fifteenth century manual of black magic a grimoire he'd received from a grateful patient Now the healer's blood isverywhere and only the priceless grimoire.
Read & Download The Witches' HammerAuse you ve just met your wolf Diaz said putting his arms around her And you don t know her well yet She frightens youThat wasn t meIt s part of youBeatrice s mouth was uivering She didn t want him to see her cry Can I blame my wolf she askedIf you like But she s nothing to be ashamed ofI am ashamed She started to weep I m so ashamedDon t be Diaz said kissing her tears awayYou don t understand It s not just about meWho is it aboutMy father I ve been a fool Luis such a foolNo You ve only been asleep And now Sleeping Beauty has awakened And she s a wolf There s no going back Yeah No Respect even after typing it out it still sounds clunky which is a shame considering the premise of the book is pretty cool The only reason I finished it is because I did not want to let the 7 or so I paid on Kindle go to waste but it would have been wiser to just toss the book and say good bye to the money What a horrible read Whileasy to read in terms of language and writing style which helped me to uickly skip across pages after the first half or so the only way I could handle this the content was so ridiculous what did I The Spirituality Revolution expect from a book with that title far fetched silly cliche and at times horrifying and kinky in the worst way I have read very good books with horrifyingven kinky content that it made me cringe and despise the book Well Comptia Cysa+ Cybersecurity Analyst Certification Bundle (Exam Cs0-001) even the language sometimes made me cringe due to its overused cliched phrases and platitudes Yes the writing had flow and some short stretches showed Stanton s usual skills but the whole thing sounded like a teenager was trying to put together some terribly simple minded sexwitchcraft story trying to make it sound grander by throwing historiclements in as well as some Economies and Cultures erotic scenes they were anything but withoutver getting to understand the characters and their dynamics It was like a kindergartner s painting by number with shock value thrown in Even though there seemed to be some historic research behind it the implementation of the historic factual knowledge failed completely The characters were so predictable one dimensionalclunky and super cliched I hated all of them not just the obvious villains
am not reader who has to like the characters ie I find the unlikeable ones often the most intriguing if they have depth and seem complex and real These don t whatsoever on any level in any shape or form I have read three other social crime novels by the author which I Designing with Web Standards enjoyed very much so I was simply curious how this would turn out I can t help but think Stanton Hitchcock was just playing around with this book writing it on a whim as anxperiment to make fun of this genre Or did she really try to produce a story about a woman and her Sadies Surrender (Oyster Harbor, erotic discovery as so many reviews seem to point out I don t know One thing is certain The write ups on this book which freuently mention therotic aspect of it ither haven t read it of it ither haven t read it haven t read any good First Anthology erotic novels If being forced to spank an old geezer s bare bottom in a witch cellar is your kind ofrotic discovery be my guest read the bookIn any case the attempt failed It should have never been published but rather been hidden at the deepest depths of the lowest drawer where failed attempts at novels find their Releasing The Power Within Through Spiritual Dynamics eternal resting place If this were a movie it would be a B movie of the lowest uality In fact reading it felt like watching the worst sort of B movie The lesson. Is missing The horrific death of her beloved father has shattered Beatrice O'Connell's uiet sane and orderly world Only by tracking down the vanished malevolent tome with its dark spell and salacious illustrations can she hope to put things right But the search is leading Beatrice herx husba. ,i am not