The Progeny

ProgenyAuthor: Tosca Lee

Series: Decedents of the House of Bathory

Publisher: Howard Books

Release Date: May 24, 2016

Reviewer: Jessica Higgins

There is not much I can say that will adequately portray how good this book is! Lee is a master storyteller has crafted the best story that I have read in a long, long time.

When Emily Jacobs wakes up one day with much of her memory gone, she tries to determine what happened to her and why she would ever want to be without her memories. Her search brings about the revelation that she is the descendant of a serial killer and is now being hunted.  She doesn’t know who she can trust.  Is it the good-looking guy she meets at the Food Mart who seems to know more about her past than she does?  If not him, who?  During her search she is drawn to the secret underground of Europe and the deep inner circles of three ancient orders: one trying to killer her, one trying to keep her alive, and one she has to save.  With every corner she turns, more secrets are revealed and more questions raised.  She is in a race to save those around her, even if she can’t save herself.

Tosca lee is a writer with a very rare gift. One who can craft a story in such a way that you have no choice but to devour every word and curse her for her brilliance.  This is easily one of the best books I have read in a very long time.  The story flies by with nothing slowing it down.  The characters are inexplicably drawn to one another that makes everything they do make sense without question.  The setting is unique, going from Maine, to Indiana, to the underground circles of Europe.  The characters, the descendant of a serial killer, very intriguing.  The time and effort it must have taken to make every aspect of this story tie in with the next makes me want to read it again and again if for nothing else than to enjoy a good story and show my appreciation for such hard work.  This is unlike so many of the novels out there that are just thrown together and put out there to be skimmed through and tossed aside.  I devoured every word and can’t wait to read it again and again and again.  The worst thing about this is the fact that I now have to wait for the next to come out, talk about cruel and unusual punishment.

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