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The Van Helsing Paradox

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Clara Grey’s parents once said that the world was a dark and dangerous place. There was more truth than fiction to those words. There were things that lurked in the shadows which defied the laws of nature: perversions that fed on the dead, terrorised the living, or escaped the chill touch of the grave.

Clara is a member of the Tower, a religious order of hunters who work ou
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Kindle Edition, Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Published September 1st 2018 by Ethereal Realms
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Donald Firesmith
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
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The book is the life story of Clara, a very strong female character, who grows up to hunting monsters (primarily ghouls and vampires) as part of a secret Catholic order that protects humanity from the monsters. The author is quite creative in both the headquarters of the order and the religious aspects of the book. The novel contains a small amount of explicit sex and a fair amount of violence (not gratuitous, but appropriate for the book's plot and world) , making it appropriate for young adult ...more
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Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Van Helsing Paradox is an intelligently written tale that appeals to a much broader audience than the typical “fantasy” or “horror” enthusiast. The story incorporates just enough 1920’s slang and historical references to give it a true period feel.

Evelyn Chartres, the mysterious and elusive French Canadian author, juxtaposes wit and humor with the horror of creature slaying. References to the Canadian classic, Anne of Green Gables as well as the blockbuster film Indiana Jones provide a windo
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Evelyn Chartres is the nom de plume for a self-published Canadian author. The writer of three Gothic fantasy novels, Evelyn introduced the Portrait in 2016, the Grand in 2017 and the Van Helsing Paradox in 2018.

A fan of the phrase live to eat, Evelyn shares her recipes on evelynchartres.com. Her recipes have a loose focus on French-Canadian cuisine, featuring deep-dish meat pies, seafood, and dess
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