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The Traiteur's Ring by Jeffrey Wilson
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Oct 07, 11

Read from September 29 to October 07, 2011

Received as an Early Reviewer’s copy through LibraryThing

This is an unusual concept for a story: a unique mix of military thriller and supernatural horror.

Ben is a rough, tough US Navy SEAL but he’s also got the mystical powers of a ‘traiteur’. It starts in the jungle where a group of SEALs are hunting down members of Al-Qaeda but it quickly spreads out to encompass voodoo, ESP and magical healing.

At first I found the military language annoying as I didn’t have a clue what they were talking about. In the end I learned just to skim over it, which I thought was rather a shame. I’m afraid I was also a little irritated by the constant repetition of ‘I love you’ between Ben and Christy.

Pace was good and I wanted to keep on reading. The sex and relationship stuff took up too much space for my liking personally but I guess some people like that kind of thing.

I found some of the writing disgustingly descriptive in places, but in an entertaining way. In fact it started to remind me of slasher-horror b-movies and made me laugh out loud (watch out for the bursting eyeball).

Overall, I think this is an entertaining all round good read with a bit of everything for all tastes.
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