by John Passarella
Category: Fiction / Horror
0 pages; ISBN: 0743484797
Rating: 10/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
Pocket, Oct 2004, $7.99, 496 pp.
In Massachusetts, young Wiccan Wendy Ward defeated the malevolent Elizabeth Wither (and her evil coven of followers), a being that has existed for millenniums leaping from one human body to another (see WITHER’S RAIN). Wendy is proud of her seemingly impossible achievement over an apparently invincible immortal, but looks forward to some needed rest and recuperation.
However, Wendy has no time to relax even with Wither dead. Before she died, the evil one set in motion a gigantic monster, who enjoys feasting on human flesh, but along with Wither’s curse she also cast a camouflage spell to hide the killing machine inside the body of a human. The cretin has one goal kill and that is to kill Wendy. Once that is achieved the control by Wither will end. Anyone in the path of this monster will die. Wendy accompanied by her boyfriend, the Crone, a shapeshifting preadolescent, and someone tainted by Wither’s evil blood prepares for a magical showdown.
The third “Wither’s” tale is an exciting action-packed horror thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats from start to finish. Wendy is a wonderful heroine who will remind readers in some ways of Buffy, but is unique in her own fashion. Her latest opponent, WITHER’S LEGACY, is an incredible killing machine with an obsessive quest that is personal because his personal goal is to break free of the bewitching, but to achieve this he must complete the mission by killing his assigned target; no one lives who stands in his straight lined path to Wendy. This action-packed thriller requires setting aside time with lights left on after completing John Pasarella’s terrific tale in one tense evening of reading.
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