I've just purchased this book from Amazon and if it's anything like his previous collections of short stories, 'Spirits in the Landscape' and 'Ghosts and Femmes Fatale', I shall not be disappointed. Nigel Plane has a real gift of keeping the reader engaged by taking the time to thoroughly develop his characters and the plot to the point that the reader can always identify either themselves or someone they know in the situation. His stories are set amongst some of the UK's most beautiful yet eerie landscapes and he successfully blends the modern with the ancient history and folklore of our country. Very much looking forward to reading Nigel Plane's first novel and I hope it will be the first of many.
I couldn't wait to read Nigel Plane's second collection of stories, as I thought his first collection, 'Spirits in the Landscape' was brilliant. Once again, the author's impressive talent at using such rich and descriptive language throughout each story creates a very vivid and powerful image in the mind of the reader. As I was reading each of the stories, I really got the sense that I was there and experiencing the same excitement, loneliness or fear of the main character. It was also great to discover and learn more about the rich landscape, folklore and history of our country. Definite favourites were 'Moving on' and 'Roxy'. If you're looking for something a bit different and something that will keep you gripped throughout, then look no further! I've also just found out that Nigel Plane has published his first novel, 'The Daughters of Carrawburgh' - I shall definitely be reading this soon!
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