In The Devil’s Own Word by Elizabeth Wixley
In the Devil’s Own Words by Elizabeth Wixley
Moving house has become a way of life for fifteen year old Isobel Miller. Her father is an Army Major; her mother, a middle aged, pregnant, chain smoking alcoholic. But the move to the village of Langham could be the straw that broke the camel’s back. To the truculent teenager it might as well have been to Timbuktu. Isobel is resentful of the baby, angry with her mother for dragging her away from civilization to live in a village which has no street lighting, let alone any decent shops.
The only light in her miserable existence is her grandfather, story-teller elite, her saviour. And when one of his macabre tales is mentioned in the local paper, Isobel is drawn into the depths of evil and devil worship. Her world, and that of everyone around her, turns upside down. The cause? A mysterious book, an omen, which once opened and read starts a cataclysmic chain of events, and their lives are filled with tragedy and disaster. Salvation comes in the guise of three other teenagers-Peter, Oswald and Ariel-and the four form a bond so strong nothing can tear apart-nothing except maybe the devil himself!
It is not everyday you find a book that captivates you – but I just have!! In The Devil’s Own Words is not perhaps my usual choice of book but then again sometimes it is fun to try something different. I have not been disappointed, from begining to end I found myself engrossed in twists and turns that lead me on a journey of readers delight!!! If you are thinking of purchasing a book or in need of some stimulating and entertaining reading then look no further. Congratulations to the author and please don’t leave it too long before we are able to enjoy another of your books.
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This book is just a little different from the usual fantasy genre.
The description of everything going on is very well done. There are some really super scenes which really brings you face to face with the story of this family and where they are living. I really liked the way the teenagers were pulled together by their slightly dysfunctional lives. It was as though they had been just waiting for each other to arrive before they could prove their worth.
I was a little unsure of Isobel’s mother. She seemed to sway so erratically from one type of person to another that I found her almost confusing but I think this is what the author had in mind. I really liked being lulled into a false sense of security too. I thought the author had made the plot very obvious in the first few chapters so I was pleasantly surprised when another twist opened up even more of the story.
All in all an enjoyable read with a decent plot and plenty of interesting and captivating characters.
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I agree with the post by Madgwick. I downloaded this two days ago and have finished it already. It is not my usual choice of reading but this had me hooked. Elizabeth captures the angst of being a teenager, and the descriptions of how the dark forces flood through completely take you over. Amazing read, fantastic.
This book is not like any other apocalyptic book I have read before. There are so many twists, turns and interesting plot points. You can’t guess what is coming next. It is very original and the writing mixes depth with the art of story telling at its finest. I felt that this author has a unique talent. You won’t get the real answer until the very last page
About the Author
was born in Hertfordshire
in the United Kingdom but moved many times during her childhood. She left home and slept rough on a beach in Cornwall
. A year later she found herself in London where she attended Camberwell School of Ar
t. Finally she ended up in Bristol
where she began working for the Local Education Authority supporting children experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties back into mainstream education. At the same time she was bringing up her two sons as a single parent and studying for a degree at the University of the West of England
. Creative arts have been Elizabeth’s passion throughout her life, whether visiting galleries, painting or writing. Now she enjoys nothing more than sharing a good story with others.
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