An Unwitcher guards the veil between our world and the world of shadows, the strange and the supernatural. It has been this way for centuries.
In the small market town of Hexhorn, tucked away in the Lincolnshire Wolds, there is a grave problem – a powerful sprite is on the loose and is determined to cause chaos and have his revenge on the everyday world.
The only Unwitcher who can stop this is Jack Baxter, along with amateur paranormal blogger Becky Bowskill, and also, some help from a talking magpie.
“An Unwitcher is a shadow on a summer’s day, a distant dog barking, a blind spot in the corner of your eye! Our venerable and ancient institution, the Guild of Unwitchers, have always quietly protected this world from those dark realms where only malignant energies reside. We have never sought fame or notoriety.”
Do you want to learn more about the dark art of Unwitching? Now you can. For you are about to read Earth To A Beginner’s Guide To Unwitching!
A story from the world of The Occultaria of Albion.
Hey fellow book lovers, I hope you’re all well! I know there’s no such thing as a subgenre called ‘Delightful Horror’, but Earth To Earth is Delightful Horror. This is the story of an Unwitcher named Jack, and a rookie paranormal blogger called Becky, who are thrust together and embark on a mission. It’s a short read at less than 200 pages but each page is a joy.
As far as quest stories go, the plot is tight and structured and the story beats feel natural and inevitable. It reads as the well-crafted art that it is. The only thing that bugged me (no spoilers here, don’t worry) is that Becky makes a decision that feels a little out of left field for me, just because she has not long met Jack and barely knows him, so her motivation didn’t make sense to me. That aside, however, I have no complaints.
Spadework is one of the best characters ever, and I smiled every time he appeared. In fact, all of the characters are great. Jack, in particular, reminded me of Terry Pratchett’s Rincewind character. In fact, the whole tone of the book reminded me of Pratchett mixed with Benjamin Langley’s Guy Fawkes: Demon Hunter series. It was really funny. Honestly, if you pick this up, you can thank me for the recommendation when you hit the part with the mushrooms and start laughing your ass off.
The ending is completely satisfying, but if a sequel materialises, I’ll definitely pick it up. This book is both an enjoyable and complete self-contained story, and but a snippet of a larger world that I would love to explore more. I had a great time reading it.
I’d recommend this to fans of comedy horror, sarcasm, horror fantasy, and it’s also great if you’re looking for a quicker read.
If you’d like to pick up your own copy (and I do highly recommend it), or check out the author, you can find the links you need here:
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