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DOC » READER The Bathory Curse 9781517706951 ´ It is said that Vlad the Impaler's first wife jumped to her death rather than be with such a monster howeverPrincess Cneajna of Transylvania didn’t expect to be brought back from death’s door by an ancient Pagan Goddess She certainly never asked to be made into an immortal witch AllBle task of breaking a centuries old curse placed on the women of her family A curse that drives each one insane To make matters even complicated this is a family she didn’t even know she was related to The Bathory’s I was a bit surprised with this one for better and for worseThe concept of retelling historical events and Bram Stoker's classic novel from a much different perspective with a heavily fantastical slant alone was fascinating enough to keep me reading to the end Sometimes it was even clever the way these elements were merged together to form the centuries spanning storyline of Ceajna or just 'Nea' for most of the book struggling to find a way to break the curse on her family with the help of her fellow magical companions and the goddess that brought them all together through resurrections and deals and suchNea after being murdered is brought back as a 'Strega' an immortal being who can create servants called Strigoi feed on emotions and do so much With this new power she discovers a whole other world that she never knew existed but with it comes the Bathory Curse which has plagued her family for generations and will continue to do so for endless until she finds a way to stop it IF she ever doesThis would get four stars if the editing and writing were tidied up I don't mind a few typos and errors here and there but sometimes the uality dipped to distracting levels Sometimes sentences wouldn't make sense due to typos occasional bad grammar awkward structuring or all three at once And often there's a ton of awkward exposition here and there especially at the beginning of chapters that take place after a time skip It's also massively overcrowded We're introduced to a cast of about fifty or characters most of whom are in Nea's family from either in the past or the future and it often gets pretty difficult to keep track of them all and what they've done I didn't like how a lot of things were skipped over and simply summed up in paragraphs of exposition while other much less important scenes went on for a few pages eitherThose are all my problems in one paragraph The Bathory Curse held my interest though and I liked most of its fantasy elements dark characters and the fact that the story never lingers for too long even if it feels rushed at times I liked Nea as a character because she was uite the flawed individual without becoming unworthy of praise or respect She seemed to be the most human of the bunch which I think makes her a successfully relatable protagonistMost of the seuences are good Some are great A few are bad Despite its drawbacks I enjoyed it and I finished it with the satisfaction that I often look for with these kinds of books With a better eye for editing and improved prioritization between the important bits and the not so important bits I can see Ms Lake taking her literature several levels higher than even she thinks her potential as an indie author reachesAll in all The Bathory Curse is a flawed but satisfying read

DOC ¶ The Bathory Curse ´ Renee Lake

It is said that Vlad the Impaler's first wife jumped to her death rather than be with such a monster howeverPrincess Cneajna of Transylvania didn’t expect to be brought back from death’s door by an ancient Pagan Godd I was kindly given a free copy in exchange for an honest reviewWhere to start with this one? I have to admit I didn’t really like it which is unfortunate because usually I’m a total sucker for fantasy of any kind Let’s begin with the story since that was the strongest element The main character Nea Bathory is made into a Strega witch by the goddess Bendis and told via some clunky exposition on that later that she must break the Bathory curse The curse seems to be a form of insanity that manifests in different ways but only in women This novel follows Nea through the centuries as she seeks a way to break the curse and finally discovers that view spoilerBendis was the one who cursed her family and she must kill the goddess to end it hide spoiler

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The Bathory Curse Ess She certainly never asked to be made into an immortal witch All she wanted was to live out her life the wife of Vlad the Impaler and mother of his two sons However now she has a new life and with it comes the impossi I actually have had this book on my Nook for some time I had planned to read it earlier this year but my Nook died and I had to wait til the holidays when I picked up a new Nook The concept of the story really seemed to be interesting and I have always loved some retellings of famous stories but this one was not one of them Once the wife of Vlad the Impaler Ceajna or Nea as she is known for most part is murdered She is then resurrected by a goddess and becomes an immortal witch given the task to balance the power between good and evil Unfortunately for Nea her bloodline is a bit cursed by the Bathory Curse Now Nea has to find a way break this curse upon her familyI think what turned me off completely was the grammar issues typos awkward structuring I did try several times to come back to the book before finally giving up and just leaving it as it was Again the concept was interesting but the execution was just too flat for my tastes Maybe I will find a better copy of this book later this year and pick it up and see if there are changes to it