Of Bodies Changed
"A bewitchingly vivid narrative..."
When Jackie travels to the South Downs in search of her childhood home, she uncovers a sinister secret lurking in the family closet. Her estranged brother, Chris, is her last remaining relative but he has been transformed into something unrecognisable by the ghosts of the past.
In her journey to discover the truth, Jackie enters a strange world of free-loving heathens, environmental warriors and sadistic priests, where dragons dwell beneath the streets of northern towns and demons prowl on the edge of Avebury’s stone circle.
A gothic tale of love, revenge and atonement, Of Bodies Changed is an odyssey through the ancient myths that echo the human experience.
"A bewitchingly vivid narrative ... This is a deeply engaging novel that I enjoyed enormously. The characters are fully fleshed, the worlds they inhabit vividly described and there is a betwitching lustre throughout. The extraordinary lurks around every corner: in basements, homes, nightclubs, seashores, sacred places. An underlying sense of threat and menace speeds the reader on. Meanwhile, the measured pace of storytelling increrases suspence, allowing time and space for introspection and attention to detail."
Fiona Baker in Pagan Dawn
Fiona Baker in Pagan Dawn
"A tremendous debut novel"
"Of Bodies Changed is one of the most atmospheric books I’ve read in a long time. The characters are convincing, the book is well written and the descriptive prose contains some beautiful imagery... [A]nyone interested in dark, gothic tales would certainly enjoy it."
A Little Blog of Books
"An epic, entertaining and captivating story with exceptionally well build characters. Even when forced to put the book aside for a week or so – picking it up again -and the memory of the characters and their personality return within the blink of an eye and they quickly become like well-known old friends...
I was left with the odd, but pleasant feeling that if I were to read the book again several levels would easily appear... One of the best books I have picked up in a very long time."
'Chakal' - Amazon Reviewer
"An epic book of roads travelled by lost souls"
"Beautifully written, I was hooked from the beginning... The characters were so convincingly real I almost miss them now."
Jill Brennan - Goodreads
"This is a book that will stay with me ... It is a thoughtful and thought-provoking book and one that deserves to be mulled over, partly the result of a plot that is doing many things at once – telling stories within stories. The author handles his complicated material well, and I was willingly drawn into every layer...
Sexual liberation, a theme of the book, is explored with a careful avoidance of what might be seen as exploitative. Instead, love scenes are tenderly and touchingly described. Friendships and love affairs are believable and draw the reader into the hearts of characters that are worth caring about."
Gloria Hatrick (Author of Masks and Nightmare in 3-D)
"Beautifully written, I was hooked from the beginning"
"With a gripping narrative and plenty of emotional depth; skilfully written, so that many of the scenes have stayed with me as cinematic images, and the characters were so vividly portrayed I really felt almost as if I had met them in real life. Surprising, unique and thought-provoking, as the best novels are."
'Candidreader' - Amazon Reviewer
"Brilliant, I was totally hooked and found it hard to put down. The characters and story are compelling with an interesting grey area in the mystical side of the story - I wasn't too sure what to believe as true or real. Itis really well written with beautiful descriptive prose... Well worth a read."
Sara Wood - Goodreads Reviewer.