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May 30, 2016

GREETH by Charles Lafave

"He screamed until something crawled into his throat and began to eat his tongue."
(from book)

Charles Lafave

(from back of book)

Peter Buraku was a wizard until he was tried, convicted, and sentenced for a terrible crime. He could never cast another spell and for eight long years, he begged for the worst jobs, lived in the slums, and worked for humans.

Then a wealthy stranger came into his life with an impossible promise. YOU CAN BE A WIZARD AGAIN. Too late, Peter discovers an ancient god from another dimension is using human agents to open a portal so it can move into this world, and wizardry soldier Julie Alvarez, the lost love he hasn't seen in years, is in danger.

Three children are dead. Many more are missing. Something dark and terrible is rising. A breach has opened between worlds and an ancient god will be reborn on fertile Earth. The flesh of humanity will feed its many children.

Peter embarks on a quest for redemption to stop the ancient god from destroying the world. Will his unique ability to create life be enough to change what he's done? Or will guilt form his role in helping to destroy so much life be his undoing?
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Charles Lafave (April 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0996982809
  • ISBN-13: 978-0996982801

 I have read so many sci-fi, dystopian books that I've really become tired of them.  They  need to leave you wondering, possibility?  Most do  not! When Mr. Lafave sent me the book, I thought oh, here we go again, but I was wrong.  What peeked my interest was the cover. I know, there isn't a lot on the cover, but take a serious look. Know what I mean?  Exactly! GREETH is different.  The author didn't add a bunch of sugar to the frosting.  The plot is intriguing and makes you want more. He presents the characters so you begin to think you might know them.  This magical realm is quite descriptive,  but not overly,sometimes actually disgusting but this is a different world and yet, not so different. It's a changing world that you enter. In that changing world are a mixture of good and bad wizardry, magic and those amazing ninjas. This new world, not so different from the world we are in, takes you into the people and their haunting pasts, their struggles and their  will to overcome. The reader has to let go and use their imaginations. As the pages go by, you come to the end where you won't be asking yourself, "What happened?"   You will be wanting more but not because you're asking so many questions.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author, Charles Lafave in exchange for my unbiased book review.


Charles Lafave Growing up, Charles LaFave spent more time with books than with people. One might argue that this is a terrible way to raise a child. Of course it is.

Definitely socialize your child if you have one.

On the other hand, it undeniably fostered an incredible love for books that continues to this day. Before his writing career took off, he worked as a body removal specialist for a funeral home, a network engineer, a construction worker, blogger, and a paperboy.

Not necessarily in that order.

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