Book Review: The Storytellers by Laura A H Elliott

September 12, 2013 Uncategorized 0

Genres: Fantasy
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About the book:

  • The StorytellersThe Storytellers
  • by Laura A H Elliott
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Expected Publication: September 10th 2013
  • Rating: 3.5/5
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Four storytellers
One ancient demon
No way out…
Four women who call themselves The Storytellers have gathered one hot August evening to tell tales, as they have for years. But on this night, they unknowingly evoke the powers of an ancient Mayan idol that breathes real life into their stories. The Mayan idol isn’t the only ancient being awakened. A power-hungry demon is determined to see the women fail and become enslaved to him forever.
Now the women’s lives depend on surviving each other’s stories, defeating the demon and solving a centuries-old mystery.
If they survive until The End untold wealth is theirs. But some stories have a life of their own…

“Readers of Kate Atkinson’s LIFE AFTER LIFE may enjoy giving THE STORYTELLERS a read.”

“Raiders of the Lost Arc meets Thelma and Louise”


My Thoughts:

What a fascinating story. I knew from the synopsis that I would want to read this. From the get go I was curious as to what was going to happen and most of all how and why. Just about 20% in the girls decide to tell these stories in front of an idol

I found this idol among the ruins of the excavation a few weeks ago.

Really?! I mean, really? Girls… nothing ever good happens when you find and then keep an idol. I knew things were going to start happening then. Up until that point the story was interesting but that’s when my curiosity really got peaked.

The cool thing about the stories is that, although they do have a huge impact on the actual story itself, they are just these small portions that never take away from the book, but add to it. I was a little worried at first that the stories wouldn’t blend well with the entire plot, but Laura A H Elliott never fails do deliver a fascinating story. And this one was fantastic.

And if the plot and interesting characters aren’t enough, I think Alex is my favorite, there is also a bit on the mayans! I was not expecting this and was pleasantly surprised to read about a people that I have always been fascinated with! And Laura is able to again, add to the story, not bog it down with a bunch of hideous information. I love how she was able to interweave the mythology, the story of the women, and the stories the women created. And the ending was just as good as the rest of the story!

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About Laura A H Elliott:

laura a h elliottI love writing about enchanted road trips, cursed storytellers, shadow worlds, and alien romance while eating lots of popcorn. After twenty-plus years as a freelance graphic designer/animator with clients including E! Entertainment Television and The Los Angeles Times, I left the real world behind and followed my heart into the world of fiction. Little known fun facts––I can’t kill a spider but would gladly kill the tomato-plant eating gophers in my yard if I could get my hands on them, I wouldn’t mind dying in a vat of salted carmel ice cream from Portland’s Salt & Straw, next on my dream list is a trip to Indonesia, I daydream of doing stand-up comedy when I’m not completely terrified of it.


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