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As Deborah alighted from the carriage, she was overwhelmed with a chill fear. The present seemed to recede in this desolate corner of the world where the magical eye stones still held sway, mute symbols of another, primitive age.Nothing was clear here, nothing certain. And the malicious whispers spared no one, not Sir Randall, the handsome widower, nor Lord Justin, the chaAs Deborah alighted from the carriage, she was overwhelmed with a chill fear. The present seemed to recede in this desolate corner of the world where the magical eye stones still held sway, mute symbols of another, primitive age.Nothing was clear here, nothing certain. And the malicious whispers spared no one, not Sir Randall, the handsome widower, nor Lord Justin, the charming young aristocrat who wooed her with such passionate urgency. And they told her Beatrice was dead. Her gay, flirtatious sister was dead. Or was she?...

Title : The Eye Stones
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ISBN : 9780440124481
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 240 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Eye Stones Reviews

  • Sarah Mac
    2019-06-07 23:23

    For some reason I couldn't connect with this one. It has all the elements that should make a good gothic -- mysterious British Isles countryside, implied sadomasochism (on the villain's part), bizarre superstition, missing sisters, Victorian-era setting -- yet after 80-some pages there's still nothing going on. (The entire novel is only 240 pages. That's much too slow a ratio for a supposedly dire gothic.) People hold conversations that go nowhere. People drive in carriages that go nowhere. People make references to the past that go nowhere. What's odd is that clearly these things are happening in the technical sense -- yet it's nothing beyond what the cover blurb teases. Booooring. Combine a plot of slow-and-useless happenings with a heroine that's as exciting as lukewarm oatmeal & what do you get? ...Not much, really. To quote MST3K: "Things are doing things."I could probably push myself to finish it...but why bother? I've got a huge pile of gothics & this one just isn't holding my interest. If the plot wasn't so boring or the heroine wasn't so bland, I'd probably manage to choke it down (I've finished some gawd-awful gothics for the sake of really small things). But both problems at once? Meh. DNF. I'll add an extra star for the Sade-ian villain's evilness...albeit the plotting was entirely too transparent for a supposedly smart & independent heroine.

  • Lisa Greer
    2019-05-27 03:13

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