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Darkly Wood II by Max Power

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If You Love A Scary Story, Then Darkly Wood II Is For You!

In book two, the story once again revolves around Darkly Wood, a ghastly place, where people have disappeared. Daisy May, a Darkly Wood survivor, shivered at the thought, of having to return to that place, but felt she had no choice. Her granddaughter, Holly, was missing and there was no doubt in her mind as to where she was. Darkly Wood was an alarming and terrifying place where blood-thirsty creatures thrived, and nothing was as it seemed. The last thing Daisy May wanted to do, was to enter Darkly Wood again, but if Holly had any chance of survival, she’d have to be found quickly; and Daisy May was the only person who knew exactly where Holly would be. Daisy May and Rose, Holly’s mother, entered the dark, forrest, and as they knew they would, faced horrifying evil. But, the absolute worse was a hideous, cold, calculating demon of a man, Mr. Wormhold. Would they survive Darkly Wood? Maybe, but then again, maybe not.

Although horror is not my usual genre of choice, I have read Max Power’s work before and wanted to check this book out. I was completely captivated. Darkly Wood II is a bone chilling, engrossing story that had me flipping the pages and cringing in my seat. If you don’t mind reading a dark, frightening, blood-curdling story, with a bit of romance and a giant dose of creepiness to it, then Darkly Wood II is your book. Max Power is a talented author, a great storyteller, and a master at spinning tales. You won’t be disappointed.

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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**Larry Flynn** by Max Power*5-Star Thriller

Larry Flynn

Larry Flynn is an intriguing and emotionally charged character driven novel.  It’s a story about political corruption, greed, sinister plots and the destruction of innocent lives.

Larry Flynn is a cantankerous old geezer; an irritable, angry man, who has spent most of his life resentful, alone and plotting revenge.

Larry can’t believe his luck. Even though he is dying of cancer, Larry feels a new energy spring up within him. The object of his hate has practically landed on his doorstep, John Steele, the American Ambassador, has come to Dublin.  Although avenging his brother’s death is within Larry’s grasp, he is no match for the Ambassador. Larry can’t even tell a story without his lungs screaming and sending him into an embarrassing coughing fit. But Larry devises a plan, a conniving, sneaky plan. He finds, however, that after using an innocent girl for his selfish undertaking, revenge doesn’t feel that sweet at all.

Max Power does an incredible job developing characters. His ability to bring to life Larry Flynn, a man dying of lung cancer, was extraordinary and spot on.

If you love superbly-written, character-driven thrillers, then Larry Flynn, is the book for you. Highly recommended.

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

**Darkly Wood**by Max Power*5 Stars

Darkly Wood

Darkly Wood is a clever and superbly written, creepy dark story. This compelling book captured my attention from the very first page. It led me into its dark forest where a sadistic creature lived. I was engrossed and entangled in its illusions until the very end. Nothing is what it seems to be in this book, and just when I thought that I had figured out its plot, I soon discovered that I was wrong.

Teenage heroine, Daisy Mae Coppertop is distraught and not at all happy about having to move to Cranby with her mother. She quickly discovers, though, that Cranby is not the boring small town that she thought it was. She finds her first love in Cranby. She also finds herself living in complete terror as well.

Daisy Mae’s story begins when she picks up a book in her new home that intrigues her, Tales of Darkly Wood by J. S. Toner. This book is a collection of stories about the people who had gone missing after entering the enchanted Darkly Wood, the very same forest that she can see from her bedroom window.

Daisy Mae sincerely hoped, as she chased after a child who was too young to be in a forest alone, that the horror stories of Darkly Wood were just myths because she was about to find out it if they were true or not.

Darkly wood is a fascinating, imaginative and fast-paced fantasy novel. It is a brilliant read, and one that you won’t be able to put down. If you love a book with a lot of twists, then Darkly Wood is the novel for you. I highly recommend it.