So what do I think of "Sea of Secrets "?
words mentioned in the book that I couldn't agree with more. (Herron is
the 'hero ' ~I use that term loosely ~ and I found him a petulant
child who needed a good kick in the pants for most of the story)
many ways this book was very good. The writing is good and the
characters well drawn. It is written much like the gothics of old which I
enjoy. Also I was glad that the author didn't stick to the old formula
of 'dark brooding hero triumphs '. It was good to have unexpected twists
and turns. (which I wont get into obvious reasons.)
What I didn't like was the
paranormal references. I don't like ghost stories as such and I was
waiting for things to be cleared up in a "human " way. So when they
didn't I was a little aghast. Its my own fault. I knew the book was
loosly based on Hamlet but Im not into Shakespeare and I knew the Hamlet
story only vaguely...
As for other aspects of the book, readers
will probably be happy to note that there is no sex in this book and
only one or two mild cusses. Violence is also minimal.