Oubliette: A forgotten little place
By Vanta. M.Blac
Veronica knows the monsters aren't "just in her head," but no one listens to the headstrong ten-year-old as they tie her to a hospital bed every night.
Years later, after being dumped by her business-partner/boyfriend, Veronica finds herself on the verge of bankruptcy. Then a late-night call promises the perfect solution -- a job opportunity decorating a castle in France. Will Veronica risk what little she has left to chase a fairy tale?
When the shadowy things that once terrorized her return, Veronica must decide how much she'll sacrifice for them, for her sanity, and for her life.
Oubliette -- A Forgotten Little Place consists of interwoven stories with paranormal twists. An epic adventure, it spans nearly two millennia.
You'll be transported to an ancient Pagan ritual, Roman-ruled Gaul, the bloody Inquisition of the Knights Templar, France as it's ravaged by the Black Death, the duplicitous Reformation, the Paris Catacombs, and the gory French Revolution, while you unravel Oubliette's cryptic layers.
I was looking forward to reading this book as it sounded exactly like the kind of thing I would be interested in. On the whole it was O.K and in places I loved it but ultimately I found it lacking.
The book begins with ‘True events and historical legends which was quite an interesting read and provided a good introduction.
The main character throughout the book is an American interior designer by the name of Veronica who is hired by a mysterious woman to decorate an old castle. She is first introduced to us as a child who is terrified by the monsters she is seeing, monsters that everyone else dismisses as ‘night terrors’.
I loved The Children’s story and on the whole I love Veronica’s story but I was disappointed in the plague and pagan stories within the book.
I also found Nikki an intensely annoying character to the point where I almost stopped reading the book several times.
I also found that Nikki and Veronica were frequently portrayed as annoying stereotypes of American people as being brash and stupid. I felt they had no real depth to them at all.
The actual horror elements of the book were the saving grace of the book and it was genuinely creepy at times. If you are looking for a horror story that doesn’t have too much depth to it then this is it.
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