Review: FROM AWAY - Series One, Book One: A Serial Thriller of Arcane and Eldritch Horror by Deke Mackey Jr.

25964458Title: From Away: Series One, Book One
Author: Deke Mackey Jr.
Published: July 18, 2015
Publisher: Pearlcasting Productions
Pages: 169
Genre: New Adult
Review: Ebook free on Amazon
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Something lurks in the black waters surrounding Mossley Island. An arcane and eldritch horror. For fifty years, it's waited. Fading into myth. Allowing those who fought off its last invasion to succumb to age. Now, with the island all but unprotected, this ancient evil prepares to mount one last attack.
The first chilling installment of this serialized story finds Dawn Lesguettes accompanying her father to the island. Though he is reluctant to return to his birthplace, Dawn has always wanted to learn more about her origins and hopes to reconnect with the family her wayward father abandoned before she was born.
But Mossley Island is not welcoming to those from away, and investigating her unusual family background will soon lead Dawn to uncover chilling secrets best left buried, even as her arrival heralds the return of a darkness long thought vanquished.

Featuring creepy nuns with mysterious motives, a sinister cabal of strangely robust senior citizens, and a militia of lighthouse keepers watching the ocean in case unspeakable terrors rise from the depths, this eerie seven-part serial will draw readers in with atmospheric tension and surprising twists, and refuse to let go as it hurtles towards a startling cliffhanger conclusion sure to leave everyone desperate for the next gripping chapter.

As of right now this book is free on Amazon so get your copy today.

So after reading the blurb I knew I wanted to give this book a try it seemed like it would be good and mysterious. 
So on Mossley Island it seems that there is a need for people to be on watch in the lighthouses because something seems to be lurking around though they are not sure what it could be. Especially since the new generation of guards have never seen anything. This island seems to be ruled by a group called Old Men, along with those only in the inner Circle. Though we are left wondering what exactly is this Circle and why can no one talk to others about Circle stuff? 
In comes Dawn who has insisted that her father take her to this island since it seems to be where she can get answers to her family background. Though it seems that a group of nuns have taken an interest in Dawn but their intentions are not clear. On the one scene that we come into contact with them and Dawn together I was wondering what their agenda was. Maybe later on in the next books we will find out.
Then we meet Aaron who has lived on this island his whole life he doesn't believe that there is any danger lurking around and he is not wanting to be a part of the lighthouse watch it seems. So when his grandfather starts telling him things he has decided he wants to become the story teller but that means finding the books his grandmother left his mother. 
There is so much within this story that has you wondering where is the author going to go with it all. I am interested in this goo that is a drug but the way it comes about is weird. What is it exactly? Where does it come from? We get our first look at that when we are introduced to Wanda who needs to answer to the Old Men it seems they want her to do a job for them and she doesn't have a choice. 
I think I will move on to read book two and see what is going to happen next. I have a need to find out what is going to happen now especially with the way the ending came about. It is a cliffhanger so if you don't like those kind of books then this may not be one that you want unless you have book two ready. 

Deke Mackey Jr.
Deke Mackey Jr. has spent most of his life sitting cross-legged in a corner. Rocking in place. Knocking his head against the wall. Quietly telling himself stories.
Recently? He's been getting louder.
Occasionally, he can be found making trouble at:


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