Friday, January 17, 2020

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Review: Through The Nethergate

Through the Nethergate

by Roberta Eaton Cheadle

About Through The Nethergate

Supernatural Fantasy
1st in Series
TSL Publications (September 3, 2019)
Paperback: 214 pages
ISBN-10: 1913294021
ISBN-13: 978-1913294021
Digital ASIN: B07ZJTW2DF

Margaret, a girl born with second sight, has the unique ability to bring ghosts trapped between Heaven and Hell back to life. When her parents die suddenly, she goes to live with her beloved grandfather, but the cellar of her grandfather's ancient inn is hunted by an evil spirit of its own.

In the town of Bungay, a black dog wanders the streets, enslaving the ghosts of those who have died unnatural deaths. When Margaret arrives, these phantoms congregate at the inn, hoping she can free them from the clutches of Hugh Bigod, the 12th century ghost who has drawn them away from Heaven's White Light in his canine guise.

With the help of her grandfather and the spirits she has befriended, Margaret sets out to defeat Hugh Bigod, only to discover he wants to use her for his own ends - to take over Hell itself.

Review: This is a fairly short read at about 211 pages and I wasn't sure what to make of it at first, but I love me a good ghost story and this is a great ghost story. (with a nice mixture of good and bad ghosts)

The story started out a bit slow for me but as we got to know Margaret and her family and the ghosts that were appearing to her the story took off and the battle of good versus evil begins with Margaret at the center of the action. I really enjoyed how the author mixed "real life" past baddies into the mix of helpers that Lucifer had in his plan to cause chaos and confusion in the world and start WWIII. Some of them are familiar people but others like Amelia Dyer, I had to google.

So yes, this is a ghost story at first, complete with 2 priests that are prepared to do an exorcism, bit what it really is, is a tale of good versus evil; the classic storyline.

This was a totally amazing story that falls in the young adult genre but at times has a bit of the horror genre, there are some real tense bits. My younger self would have relished this, so its not too scary, just enough!

By the time I'd reached the end I felt tears for the ghosts that were finally going to make it to the "white light."  The relationships that developed between the dead and living were really well done.

Great read!

Rating: 4 flowers

About Roberta Eaton Cheadle


I am an author who has recently branched into adult horror and supernatural writing and, in order to clearly differential my children’s books from my young adult and adult writing, these will be published under the name Roberta Eaton Cheadle. My first young adult supernatural novel, Through the Nethergate, has recently been published.
I have two short stories in the horror/supernatural genre included in Dark Visions, a collection of 34 short stories by 27 different authors and edited by award-winning author, Dan Alatorre as well as three short stories published in Death Among Us, a collection of murder mystery short stories by 10 different authors and edited by Stephen Bentley. These short stories are published under Robbie Cheadle.
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Roberta EAton Cheadle said...

Thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted you enjoyed this book.

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