Grief | Critical Book Review

Grief by Robert Caufield takes readers on an unexpected supernatural journey that’s like Hocus Pocus for grown-ups. Alexandria Ducksworth shares her take on this indie author’s fantasy, revealing a tale packed with witches, dark magic, zombies, and even a gargoyle.

Unveiling the Dark Secrets of Ravensden

The fictional New England town of Ravensden becomes the haunting backdrop as people mysteriously vanish, leaving the remaining citizens baffled. Detective Roderick arrives to crack the case, teaming up with Mayor Edward Hawthorne and discovering a side of Ravensden hidden beneath the town mines, as shown by the mayor’s niece, Erika.

Witches, Battles, and Town Secrets

Ravensden’s history unfolds with legendary witch sisters, Camilla and Candace Hayes, said to have battled in the town’s caverns. As Roderick races to uncover the truth, the complexity of Grief’s plot and characters shines through, with each chapter offering a new perspective – be it Erika’s, Hawthorne’s, Roderick’s, or even Candace’s from the past.

Shattering Expectations: Complex Characters and Twists

Grief’s characters, like Mayor Hawthorne and Erika, defy expectations, revealing hidden layers and skeletons in their closets. Caufield’s clever use of multiple perspectives adds depth, ensuring that readers are continually surprised by the twists and turns in this magical tale.

Puzzling Magic with Purpose

The magic in Grief remains shrouded in mystery, with Caufield strategically withholding details until the very end. Immortality may be within reach, but at what cost? The story navigates the dark side of magic, leaving readers questioning its true nature and consequences.

A Rabbit-Hole of Intrigue

Caufield skillfully weaves various levels into the plot, from solving the town’s mystery to delving into its witch hunt past, the lurking monsters, and the evil magic from overseas. The deeper readers dive into Grief, the more they become entangled in its intricate and captivating narrative.

A Promising Trilogy Opener

As the first book in the Iridescent Trilogy, Grief serves as a captivating introduction to its world. Caufield leaves readers eagerly anticipating more from the subsequent books. With its immersive plot and unpredictable twists, this novel ensures that once you’ve experienced Grief, you won’t view owls the same way again.

Publisher, Genre, Print Length, ISBN: Unveiling the Basics

PublisherGenrePrint LengthISBN
INDIEBOOKVIEWFantasy / Horror264 pagesN/A

Grief by Robert Caufield takes readers on an unexpected supernatural journey that’s like Hocus Pocus for grown-ups. Alexandria Ducksworth shares her take on this indie author’s fantasy, revealing a tale packed with witches, dark magic, zombies, and even a gargoyle. Unveiling the Dark Secrets of Ravensden The fictional New England town of Ravensden becomes the…