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Junior Inquisitor

(Inquisitor series #1)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Brother Sebastian is halfway up a mountain in Vermont, hell-bent on interrogating an old woman in a shack, when he gets the order to abandon his quest for personal vengeance. He has to find a missing Inquisitor, or, more likely, his remains. He’s reluctant, to say the least. Not only will he have to stop chasing the best potential lead he’s had in years, this job—his first ...more
Published March 1st 2015 by Lincoln S. Farish
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C.H. Baum
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book. I liked the conflict between religious piousness and violence. Violence made necessary and ultimately required for righteousness and to protect mankind.
I liked this book.
Helena Karlsson
Sebastian joined a very different brand of monks when his wife was killed by an evil witch and he is consumed by a need for revenge and conclusion. The main character will hunt witches by day, with the means of modern weaponry and silver crucifixes, and he will don a monk's habit at the end of a long day. When he is sent to Providence to look for a missing colleague he finds himself in a graver situation than he could ever have imagined and he is soon fleeing from an enemy too numerous and stron ...more
Rick Gualtieri
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received an advance review copy in exchange for an honest review.

Junior Inquisitor is author Lincoln Farish's debut novel and overall an enjoyable dark fantasy / borderline horror novel for those who like the concept of the folks who bump back against the things that go bump in the night.

I've always had a soft spot in my heart for monster hunters - the Blades and Buffys of the world - so I was able to get into this story with no problem whatsoever.

The first half of the book is a good adventur
Jun 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a dark twisty tale of those who fight the creatures we all want to believe don't hide in the shadows of the world around us. This is a well-written book that literally played out in crisp detail in my imagination with the turn of each page, and despite it not being a genre I would normally delve into with this level of interest I could not put it down. You are drawn in to the world of Brother Sebastian and his part in fighting the paranormal in the world. This was a gritty extremely well ...more
Cynthia Austin
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What is an inquisitor?

A member of an elite group of highly trained religious monks who combat the supernatural.

When Brother James goes missing while on a secret mission in Providence, RI, Jr. Inquisitor Sebastian is sent in as part of the organizations reinforcement team. But Brother Sebastian quickly finds himself in the throes of a supernatural blood bath. On the run from witches and their lackeys, he seeks refuge at a Catholic Church. He’s safe for a while, but he has a job to do, and he ev
Kristine (The Writer's Inkwell)
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I was so excited the day I received an e-mail about being a winner of a signed copy of this book. One, I rarely win anything and two, the whole reason I even entered the giveaway was because the book itself looked really interesting. Especially since I have been trying to branch out from my usual stream of mysteries and young adult paranormal books. But still, the cover looked dark and interesting and I was beyond interested in checking it out.

Eric Lahti
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This isn’t a religious book, per se. In the world of Junior Inquisitor there is evil present in the world. Not abstract evil, either. This is Evil with a capital E; the kind of thing Mike Myers would pronounce “Ayveel. Like the frooits of the deveel.” In fact, that kind of evil pretty much hits the mark that Mr. Farish is going for. In this world, most people aren’t aware of the underlying evil slowly eroding the world around them, but the Catholic church is well aware of it, and has been for so ...more
Patricia Romero
I must admit I have wanted to read this book for some time. I've seen it pop up on many social media feeds and the cover kept drawing me in along with the description I read. I do have a soft spot for Monks and the supernatural.
When I was finally able to clear a day to read it I was instantly pulled into the life of Brother Sebastian and the Inquisitors.

Charged with purging the world of evil in the form of witches, werewolves and other equally nasty sorts, Sebastian is now on a more personal ve
Jessica Alter
Mar 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-read
A gritty urban fantasy thick with occult, suspense, horror themes, Junior Inquisitor is an edge-of-your-seat novel that keeps a person up at night reading. It was not only the suspense and terror which had me reading it overnight; I could not put this book down once I started reading it.

The novel is written in first person narrative, so we are right there with the novel’s main character as he slides deeper and deeper into situations he cannot control. I really appreciate that when things go fro
Mar 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
My attention was grabbed almost immediately when I began this book. Brother Sebastian is a very likable character. The author does a nice job in capturing the turmoil this young man faces after losing his wife, but also trying to do the right thing in the eyes of God.

I found the mixture of different creatures interesting. The fact that someone from a religious standing is the one to get rid of the evil beings makes this read intriguing.

In this well-written book, there were some aspects that were
Lexa Cain
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, horror
Wow! This novel immediately sucked me in, and I grew to like Brother Sebastian so much that I thought about the book when I was working and couldn’t wait to get back to it.

The true test of a thriller/horror novel is believability, and Lincoln Farish has such an impressive knowledge of military action that all the fight scenes were completely realistic and gripping. The details in every scene made suspending disbelief easy and the villains were terrifying because of it. He balanced the main char
Kira Decker
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of dark paranormal/horror
Shelves: reviewed, series, horror
Now I love dark fantasy/horror/paranormal but hadn't found any recently that really caught my soul as a reader. Well JUNIOR INQUISITOR not only captured my soul, it swallowed it whole. I really liked the character of Sebastian. He was imperfect, did things wrong, and sometimes they cost him - physically and mentally. Throw in an action packed plot that kept me on the edge of my seat with tight writing, and you have one HELL of a ride ahead of you! (You might never look at the world the same agai ...more
Jan 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is not my normal genre. I had to read it in the mornings and it still kept me up at night!
Notes From 'Round the Bend
decided to purchase the Audible component that went along with this ebook and ended up listening to the whole thing as opposed to reading it. It took me a bit to warm up to Travis Baldree’s narration, but once I did, it was a wonderful experience. “Junior Inquisitor” reminded me just why I enjoy urban fantasy/magical realism so much.

This novel started fast and continued that way to the end, without any of the midpoint slump suffered by some books that start this way. While I think it may have
The Scribblings
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, 2017-reads
Sebastian has been asked to look into the disappearance of a fellow Brother of his order. He's less than happy about it since it means giving up a promising lead on another matter, as well as having to visit Providence, Rhode Island, a place he hates. But as soon as he starts investigating, he is attacked from all sides, by the types of monsters most people don't even know exist.

One of the things I like best about Junior Inquisitor is that although there has obviously been a lot of thought gone
Genevieve Raas
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Junior Inquisitor” is a fantastic and compelling dark urban fantasy. I really enjoyed the heavier themes and the entire world the author created, merging ours with the supernatural.

Sebastian is a strong but vulnerable character which I really enjoy. It makes them more relatable and this was very true with Sebastian. I really felt for him as he went on his Journey seeking revenge on the dark creatures that murdered his wife.

I couldn’t stop turning the pages of this action filled story and I hig
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Farish takes the supernatural beings in his book Junior Inquisitor and puts them where they belong, in your nightmares. I thought this book was the definition of horror, compounded by the fact it was so well written it was completely believable. I don't usually care for books that make me sleep with the lights on however, I really started to care for the emotionally scarred soul Sebastian and will be reading more in the series to see where Farish goes with it. ...more
Rachael Tamayo
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Action packed

This book is well written. Reads like an action movie, and almost a noir sort of voice is mixed in as well. That said, it lacked depth of character and conflict for me. A monk hunting witches is great... but it seemed to fall flat with no real conflict... which sometimes happens in action movies. Not a real fault per se... maybe more my taste.
But the book is very well written and the character has a strong voice.
Amy Woodward
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I first listened to this book as an audiobook. When I listen to an audiobook I don’t catch every detail. So I really enjoyed it much more as a reading book. It is not a light read. This man is a tortured soul and that’s before he goes through hell. It does end well and is very well written. I will definitely be checking out more in the series.
Jeannie Sharpe
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hard for Me

For a person who loves romance stories I thought this book was very well written by Lincoln. If you like to read action filled with violence, you will love this story. It is not a religious book. Compelled to finish this book will hold your attention. I’m giving his book 5 stars. Good job Lincoln.
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thoroughly enjoyable read. The Church, aka Roman Catholic, has never eliminated the inquisitors. Interesting premise and interesting main character, because is what we "see" really all there is? Well written and face-paced. Can't wait to continue the series. ...more
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great read!

Great characters. Fast paced. Has you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. Definitely reading more from this author.
eBook Nerd
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was hard to set down. Great action, intense scenes. I loved it. Looking forward to reading book 2 soon!
J. B.C.
Apr 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Sublime and unforgettable !

Let me begin with the synopsis, which ends with “….he never would’ve answered the damn phone.”
Perfect ! In my wildest dreams, I couldn’t possibly fathom how deep the “well" goes in regard to the meaning of this phone call.
This story was a roller coaster of mayhem and madness and when you sink yourself into this realm there is no turning back.
I now imagine a world where these chosen Inquisitors exist !

The Junior Inquisitor captivated
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lots of violence definitely for mature readers only. This book is a Book of the Day.
Brother Sebastian is a Inquisitor, he works for the church hunting down and destroying evil. He is on a personal mission of vengeance, hunting down a lead to the witch that killed his wife and unborn child when he gets a call from Brother Otto to go to Providence Rhode Island. He doesn't want to give up his own mission but he has no choice. He is sent to find a missing Inquisitor Brother James
Josh Levine
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tw-2018
So, this book came to my attention thanks to a group I am a member of (Thanks, Team TW). After discussions about the nature of the story, and the promise of a very dark tale, I had to see what this audiobook held for me. As a story that falls outside my normal listening genres, I will say that I was not disappointed in the slightest with this story.

What started out with Sebastian on his own project quickly evolved into a journey in a land of fantasy and evil. Sebastian, a Junior Inquisitor, is
Kerry Reis
Jan 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-version
EXTREME VIOLENCE – FOR MATURE READERS ONLY. Brother Sebastian, a trained warrior in a secret fraternal Catholic organization that can trace its roots to the Inquisition, is on a personal mission of vengeance in Vermont, when he is called back by his superior to track a missing fellow brother in Providence, Rhode Island. However, it doesn’t take Sebastian long to uncover a growing evil force of witches, ogres, and werewolves, led by a major villainous entity that has possible answers to Sebastian ...more
AZ Book Club
Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Junior Inquisitor by Lincoln Farish is without a doubt, a good book. All of the formatting is correct, there are no noticeable hitches in the dialogue, aside from those obviously put there on purpose to further the drama and the story. It is beautifully written, and the story is an absolutely wild trip that you will want to be a part of again and again. You will feel as if you were almost feeling the world Lincoln as if in the skin of the main character.

As you can imagine, I am therefore incredi
Jae Danzig
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lincoln did a fantastic job creating a believable world of the supernatural, unseen and unknown to your average person. His story features Sebastian, the titular Junior Inquisitor. He is a man with a damaged past weighing heavily on him. He is driven to avenge the love of his life and bring justice for her while seeking forgiveness for his guilt. He is pulled away from his personal vendetta when his superior sends him to investigate a situation involving a missing brother of his order. He finds ...more
May 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Caught between vengeance and duty, our Brother Sebastian drops everything and grudgingly leaves the best lead on the witch that killed his wife and child he’s ever had, and returns to the monastery to start his next assignment. He’s pretty sure he’s seen everything and half-heartedly seeks out a lost comrade who has failed to report in on his own search for witches. Although he doesn’t find the missing “Brother,” he stumbles upon much more unsavory characters of the underworld. Way in over his h ...more
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