Lynne Cantwell and the woo-woo

I have become a real fan of Lynne Cantwell’s writing.

I can’t remember why I downloaded a sample of her book Seasons of the Fool. But I did. Seasons of the FoolAnd was hooked before the end of the sample. Frankly, these days mozShe uses a mystical element (the woo-woo) in her work which really gives it zest. There is always plenty of plot to get one’s reading teeth into. And she weaves in romance, love and sex which nevertheless makes me (a curmudgeon if ever there was one) eager to read on. Stuff happens. There are satisfactory (well, OK – happy) endings and I can’t put her books down. So far I’ve read the first two of her Pipe Woman Chronicles series which consists of five all-too-short booksSeized (The Pipe Woman Chronicles Book 1). And the two sequels to that series.

AndFirebird's Snare: Book 2 of the Pipe Woman's Legacy the more I come to know her writing style and her cast of characters the more enamoured I become. Who can resist a cast of gods from every pantheon in the world? Not me. Native American deities rub shoulders with Norse gods. Trickster gods from the various pantheons get together to play mega-tricks on mortals. Gods control our world and steer its course through human avatars. Occasionally those human avatars give the gods a good telling off. And I can tell you now – that is a scene worth reading.

If you like a bit of woo-woo (and we can all do with a little woo-woo from time to time) I can thoroughly recommend them.


Published by Judi Moore

Hi there, I hope you find something to interest you here. In December 2017 I published my fourth book – ‘Wonders will never cease’. It’s a satirical campus novel set in the fictional Ariel University in 1985. If you enjoyed Tom Sharpe’s Porterhouse novels, Willy Russell’s ‘Educating Rita’, David Lodge’s campus novels or Malcolm Bradbury’s ‘The History Man’ back in the day, you may enjoy revisiting the ivory towers of 1980s’ academe thirty years on. See what you think. “It is December, 1985. The year is winding gently towards its close until Fergus Girvan, a Classicist at Ariel University, finds his research has been stolen by the man who is also seeking to steal his daughter. But which man is, actually, the more unscrupulous of the two? And is there hope for either of them?” In the autumn of 2015 I published a volume of short fiction: 'Ice Cold Passion and other stories'. I am also the author of novella 'Little Mouse', a shortish piece of historical fiction which I published in 2014 and, a sequel to it, 'Is death really necessary?', my eco thriller set in the near future and which, confusingly, I published in 2009. All the books are available from all good online bookshops and FeedARead on paper, and as e-books on Kindle. On a semi-regular basis, and about a month after the event, I post here reviews which I do for Big Al & Pals, the premier reviewer of indie books, based in the States. My interests tend to thrillers, SF, magic realism and other quirky stuff. On this blog are also posted the reviews I did for Leighton Buzzard Music Club over some five years up to the end of 2015. LBMC present annual seasons of eight monthly chamber music concerts at the Library Theatre in Leighton Buzzard, Bucks. They select young musicians just beginning to make their name - and the concerts are usually magnificent. I was very proud to be associated with them. I review other music, books, theatre and exhibitions which I've particularly enjoyed. BTW - it says the link to Facebook is broken. I dispute that. Click it and see, why not?

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