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Game of Crones by Jay Raven - Book Tour & Review

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Game of Crones: Tales of Witchcraft and Wickedness

Welcome to a world of cruelty, hexes and treachery, where malicious magic rules and you are but a single necromancer’s spell away from eternal terror.
From malevolent medieval magicians  to Wild West witches, this spellbinding volume by a master of the macabre is packed with frightening fables guaranteed to send a supernatural chill down your spine.
Amongst the haunting historical horror stories, you’ll meet:
·         A half-crazed girl locked up in a high security mental hospital by those accusing her of causing a devastating earthquake.
·         An impoverished French noblewoman who’ll stop at nothing to marry her daughter to a wealthy prince - even if it means dabbling with a dangerous love potion.
·         The hated public executioner Pandora whose fabled box has already killed 55 men - without leaving  a trace of violence on their bodies.
·         Wily witch Merta who uses all her wits and trickery to turn the tables on the corrupt Mayor who wants her burnt alive at the stake.
·         A faery mage without conscience or pity with the perfect plan to make Mankind turn on itself  - and all it takes is one innocent baby.
·         A drought-stricken frontier town that seeks magical help from the local Indian tribe to make it rain, but learns it comes at a terrible cost. 
·         The doubt-ridden King, plagued by nightmares of his death, who consults an enchantress to learn the most of hidden of secrets: just when the Grim Reaper will claim him.
·         A Mid Western widow who is convinced her homesteading husband is still alive, held hostage by a sorceress.
If you’re thrilled by exciting dark fantasy tales, with cunning twists, edge-of -the seat tension and unexpected shivers, you’ll love Game of Crones. Pick it up today. If you dare...

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 My Review
Game of Crones is a collection of short stories, all of which involve a witch. There's a lot of variety here, and each witch is different and unique in her own way. 
One story involves Pandora's Box. One involves a witch with a changeling. And one involves a young witch who curses a town dealing with drought. 
I think my favorite story out of them all was the one involving the scarecrow. That one was pretty horrifying, but that might be because I have a thing with scarecrows. They're ridiculously creepy. 
All of the stories were entertaining and amusing, though. I enjoyed that most, if not all, had a revenge aspect to them. Never cross a witch, that's for sure.
If you're a fan of short stories, horror, witches, or all of the above, then you'll want to grab a copy of Game of Crones. I'd recommend it.
4 stars!

Author Bio – Jay Raven is the author of Gothic chillers and historical horror reminding readers that the past is a dangerous place to venture, full of monsters and murderous men. He blames his fascination with vampires, witches and werewolves on the Hammer Horror films he watched as a teenager, but living in a creepy old house on the edge of a 500-acre wood may have something to do with it.

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