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Review of Wakening the Crow

Wakening the Crow - Stephen Gregory

Wakening The Crow is one of the most beautiful, thoughtful, and unsettling novels that I have ever read. A slight deviation from my normal penchant for horror, it did not leave me wanting. Stephen Gregory writes as if he created language; his words are poetry without pretense


The story revolves around a brain-damaged 7-year-old, her guilt-wracked father, a carrion crow, and a tooth. It is the story of how a few lost moments can set into motion a dream (nightmare?)-like chain reaction of coincidences. Is it the curse of Poe or simply the result of a a feckless alcoholic who is losing touch with reality?


This is a novel that deserves a fire place, a cup of tea, and preferably some rain pelting off the roof. Stephen Gregory speaks to the demons within and the melancholy that lies within every human soul.


This book was provided to me as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


© 2014 Andrea Rawson of Andreya's Asylum


Wakening the Crow will be available October 28, 2014. You can pre-order it from Amazon by clicking the image below: