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Darkly Wood by Max  Power
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Anyone who has spent time in a dark forest has experienced the mysterious, sometimes eerie, sensation of winds whistling through the branches and tiny animals scurrying about; creating mystical noise that can’t always be explained. It’s an experience like no other. Sharing it with someone you care about can be magical, experiencing it alone can be terrifying. If you haven’t had the pleasure…pick up a copy of Max Power’s Darkly Wood. He will introduce you to the phenomena. There is a reason so many scary movies fall back on this setting to create the perfect backdrop for their unnerving and sinister creations. Max Power is no exception. From the very first chapter, the author begins to set the stage for this intriguing story. Ever heard of location, location location? Well Max Power has landed us in a location that is so frightening even the locals won’t go near it.

Darkly Wood starts out giving snippets of information in the form of folklore and legends. The forest is accepted as a dark place that has always existed and always will. People die there, stay away…is the simplistic attitude of the locals. Then, enter Daisy May. At first the reader is left to wonder…is this going to be just another tragedy in a long line of mysterious deaths and disappearances. I’m going to stop there because to say more would give away too much of the plot and story-line. Stories are told, characters are introduced and the reader is taken on a journey of discovery.

Darkly Wood has it all…first love, heartache, terror, compassion, callousness and apathy, pain and sorrow and a healthy dose of mystery and fear. Just when you think you have it all figured out…prepare yourself for a surprise. The plot flows smoothly and the characters are relatable. If you are in the mood for something different, a little sinister and something entertaining…pick up a copy of Darkly Wood.

Melanie P. Smith
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