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"Faerie serial killers in the New Forest"

For centuries countrywomen in England have kept a secret; if you go to the right part of the woods and sing the right song, an Otherkin man will appear and be your lover. Charlie Somes, 24, postgraduate chemistry student at Southampton University, is the product of such a liaison and is touch telepathic; a gift which bli
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Published June 18th 2019 by Mystique Press
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C.T. Phipps
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
SHADOWS OF FAIRIE by Martin Owton is a modern paranormal mystery story based around the adventures of Charlie Somes. Charlie Somes like Sookie Stackhouse is both a half-fairy as well as a psychic. In his case, he possesses psychometry instead of telepathy. Specifically, he possesses the power to read objects like Jane Doe in the Bright Falls Mysteries or Clive Bruckman in the X-Files. This is wonderful if you want to use him to solve murders and terrible if you want to have a sex life like Charl ...more
Robert Berg
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good Story!

Unusual story of Humans versus Faerie. Interesting take involving the Human police department having to change their outlook as to what is Make believe and what is real.
Sabetha | Aconite Cafe
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loved the main idea of this story so much. A fae world sprinkling their 'seed' through out our world because they mate with our people. Good plot, and well laid out twists. There was a lot of slang/terms that if seen in the wild I wouldn't have known their meaning but the author did a great job at laying context clues in the surrounding words, so there wasn't a point that I didn't know what a word meant.

Since this book is written in first person, and the main character was going for the Phd or
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Jessica
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Charlie Somes is a normal guy, right? Normal friends, normal job, normal boss, normal mother... But he can do something that is definitely NOT normal. We get to follow him as he meets his father for the first time. His father is a fae man from a parallel world accessed via portal close to his mother's home. As Charlie's normal life is turned upside down, we get to see him grow. He seems to come out of a shell and you get to see this huge loving heart and a yearning for normal, but acceptance of ...more
Ritchie Valentine Smith
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
(Cross-posted from the British Fantasy Society's review pages; authored by Ritchie Valentine Smith)

‘Shadows of Faerie’ is a very readable short fantasy novel very much in the English tradition. In some ways it can be seen as a mash-up between police procedural (there are several murders and plenty of police, though it’s tricky to investigate the ‘other side’) and the work of writers like Robert Holdstock. The protagonist Charlie is a young Ph.D student doing chemistry. He’s intellige
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J.F. Mehentee
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Charlie Soames, the son of a human mother and an Otherkin father, can read others’ thoughts through touch. More of a curse than a gift, Charlie avoids human contact by hiding himself away in a chemistry laboratory conducting postgraduate research.

His world is turned upside down when he comes home one evening to find his flatmate, Karen, murdered. Charlie touches Karen’s body and learns the identity of her killer. Soon after discovering his ability extends to the recently dead, Charli
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Crystal
Aug 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Charlie is working towards his PHd. He leads a pretty normal life, other than the fact his father is Otherkin and he kind of has a special power. Charlie ends up working with a cop after one of his housemates are killed. Things get interesting from there.
I enjoyed the book, but I guess I was expecting more of his science background to come out and it didn't. Not a big deal just something that I noticed. Not sure how I feel about the ending of the book. The twist was unexpected and not sure how
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