Ravenswing: a Halloween Adventure by Jonathan Glendening
On Halloween, Michael is assigned to deliver a package to the mysterious address “Ravenswing” by midnight… or lose his courier job. Even his pregnant girlfriend’s Halloween party mustn’t keep him from his appointed rounds, so off into the wilds of rural England he goes. En route, he collides with another car, rescues an injured girl from the wreckage, and is then pursued by her captors. Meanwhile at Ravenswing, the forces of evil are aligning to restore the sarsens of an ancient stone circle sitting on powerful ley lines. Glendening’s origins as a film director are evident, with enough action-packed chase scenes, shotgun blasts, spectacular explosions, murders and blood to satisfy a Die Hard addict, and the clash of Celtic, Christian, and Satanic lore makes for a particularly gory and spine-tingling climax. The hero is a lovable guy, worrying about his girlfriend, his unborn child, and the girl he has promised to protect. This first novel by a guy with a brilliant imagination is one to watch. A little polishing of prose and punctuation would have it ready for prime time.
Reviewed by: Julie Adams