The Devil in Crystal PDF/EPUB ´ The Devil eBook

The Devil in Crystal PDF/EPUB ´ The Devil eBook

The Devil in Crystal [Ebook] ➠ The Devil in Crystal Author Erica Lindley – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk WITH THIS FEAR I DO THEE WED Beautiful young Amity Lucas came to the isolated Yorkshire manor of Mallory Keep as ignorant of its grim past as she was innocent of the ways and wiles of evilBut all too WITH THIS FEAR I DO THEE WED Beautiful young Amity Lucas came to the isolated Yorkshire manor of Mallory Keep as ignorant of its grim past as she was innocent of The Devil eBook ↠ the ways and wiles of evilBut all too soon terrifying knowledge was thrust upon herIn the yellowing pages of a forbidden manuscript, Amity learned of the fate that awaited a woman in this fortress of the proud and doom haunted Fairfax clanIn the iron strong arms of its demonically driven master, she discovered the power of a passion that would not be deniedAnd on the eve of her wedding to a bridegroom who had destroyed her defenses, she realized that love could be another word for terror.


10 thoughts on “The Devil in Crystal

  1. Sarah Mac Sarah Mac says:

    Warning gifs spoilers.Please understand that I love old school gothic romance as a genre It s difficult to make me DNF a paperback like this, let alone rate it one star But thisno The Devil in Crystal is what happens when gothics go horribly wrong.First, we ve got a narrator who contributes absolutely nothing She s hired as a companion to some isolated matriarch that is, she s handed a thinly veiled excuse to be nosy wander the countryside to engage in boring ass conversations wit Warning gifs spoilers.Please understand that I love old school gothic romance as a genre It s difficult to make me DNF a paperback like this, let alone rate it one star But thisno The Devil in Crystal is what happens when gothics go horribly wrong.First, we ve got a narrator who contributes absolutely nothing She s hired as a companion to some isolated matriarch that is, she s handed a thinly veiled excuse to be nosy wander the countryside to engage in boring ass conversations with an endless parade of talking head fillers Her passive approach to everything complete with repetitive inner monologues about so called proper behavior made me want to pitch the book across the room The greatest crime in this vein An overreactive portrayal of Victorian social norms to excuse the heroine from having any intelligent conversations with male characters, thereby building suspense Or something.As if a drab, milksop, utterly forgettable narrator wasn t enough combined with god knows how many half understood conversations that she overhears by accident , we have one of the lamest love triangles I ve ever read One of these dudes is a generic cipher of Handsome, Mysterious Virility he makes the heroine s hormones go into overdrive Of course He s an American, after all.The other male isn t so much a love interest as a wet blanket o DOOM I lack the words to describe how utterly ridiculous Damian is Seriously He s not onscreen for a single page without sobbing in overwrought sorrow, screaming about ghosts that torment his waking hours, or wait for it literally howling at the rafters in uncontrollable angst This dude didn t need medication so much as acting lessons Yes, howling at the rafters. I shit you not The plot itselfbarf There was some stupid ass smuggling mystery There was some lol worthy black cat that wouldn t scare Scooby Doo And there was some cliched rubbish about Damian s dead ex, aka a blatant Rebecca ripoff.So there it is It s too late for me, but you can still save yourself the time, effort, hair pulling You re welcome And now, please excuse me I need to go lick my wounds Junk food The White Queen Scud will do nicely, thanks


  2. Misfit Misfit says:

    4.5 starsI shivered It was not as I had expected it seemed too cold and haughty to promise a warm welcome Amity Lucas is hired as companion to Regina Fairfax, the mistress of Mallory Keep in Yorkshire Regina bears a horrible scar on her face and never leaves the keep, so Amity is a welcome addition to the household The master of Mallory Keep is Regina s brother Damien, but he is so emotionally damaged from a love affair gone horribly wrong that all his time is spent in prayer to his lost l 4.5 starsI shivered It was not as I had expected it seemed too cold and haughty to promise a warm welcome Amity Lucas is hired as companion to Regina Fairfax, the mistress of Mallory Keep in Yorkshire Regina bears a horrible scar on her face and never leaves the keep, so Amity is a welcome addition to the household The master of Mallory Keep is Regina s brother Damien, but he is so emotionally damaged from a love affair gone horribly wrong that all his time is spent in prayer to his lost love or wandering the moors at night, leaving his sister to run the ancient manor It doesn t take long before things start going bump in the night in a really big way, but I don t want to spoil the ride by spilling all the beans I ll just quote a bit to whet your appetiteI had meant to tell him so muchof the sounds in the east wing, of dead Rachel s shrine, the cry of a dead woman s voice, of the diary in the writing room, and of the fearful cat that lay in wait Oh, that black catThere are some whose spirits haunt the world before death, and Damian is one He is mad, you know, crazed This book has just about everything you could want in a gothic, and makes Victoria Holt look like a second fiddle A ghost or is there a ghost , smuggling, hidden passages, a hidden tomb slight spoiler view spoiler not fun getting locked in there with those dead people hide spoiler , dotty old Uncle Eustace and his oddly prophetic paintings and my oh my that black cat that no one but Amity and Damian could seeAnd then I saw it At the head of the spiral staircase the black cat sat waiting, its eyes glowing malevolently in the darkness Did I mention the black cat Ya ll will just have to read it for yourself to see what happens next cause you re never going to guess The story picks up at the get go and never lets up there was never a dull moment Extra plus even with the first person narrative, the author does an outstanding job of keeping Amity in the thick of things without the peeping through the keyhole method that s so prevalent these days Best.50 purchase I ve made at a library sale in a long time Go and get this now what are you waiting for


  3. Kagama-the Literaturevixen Kagama-the Literaturevixen says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This books blurb lied to me.Its the victorian era Amity Lucas has arrived in Yorkshire to take up her post as a companion to Regina Mallory.As she is trudging up to the house a man on horseback nearly rides her down JANE EYRE and acts very rude blaming her for the near accident.When he hears shes to become companion to the lady at Mallory Keep he gets even angrier and gallops off.Amity continues to the keep where she meets her employer who is surprisingly a Young lady but with a disfiguring This books blurb lied to me.Its the victorian era Amity Lucas has arrived in Yorkshire to take up her post as a companion to Regina Mallory.As she is trudging up to the house a man on horseback nearly rides her down JANE EYRE and acts very rude blaming her for the near accident.When he hears shes to become companion to the lady at Mallory Keep he gets even angrier and gallops off.Amity continues to the keep where she meets her employer who is surprisingly a Young lady but with a disfiguring scar across her face.She also learns that the man on horseback was Damian Mallory,her employers brother and master of Mallory Keep.Master in name only as he suffered a tragic love affair and distraught over this prefers to wander the moors for days at a time.So its left to his sister to handle the actual estate matters Its best to keep out of Damians way really.Immedietaly after her arrival she starts to notice that mysterious things are going on.Why are the maid and one of the stable grooms whispering in corners and going off mysteriously at times And further who is or was Rachel and whats the deal with the awful black cat Amity keeps seeing This has all the hallmarks of a gothic.Family haunted by a curse check.Dark brooding guy check,secrets and moors check.But the trouble is that it has so many of the gothic tropes it gets quite ridicilous and its highlighted when Amity meets the local vicar and he starts babbling on about all the totally HORRIBLE and CURSED events and places in the neighbourhood.Amity barely bats an eyelid at this and thats one of the problems with her character.She is to Placid,too lifeless.She just drifts along and for a companion does very little companioning well its a good excuse for an author to Place their heroine on a moor in a damp keep But despite this we are supposed to Believe she and Regina have gotten SO CLOSE Just felt like lazy writing But as I said Before the blurb is so so misleading and intentionally so because even though much is made of view spoiler heroine and the demonic master of the keep Damian they dont fall in love Instead heroine starts to fall for some super bland guy who appears claiming to be a relative of the Mallorys.Mind you Regina tries to hook up Amity and her brother by insisting they get married so Amity can save Damian from his own demons.Turns out he was a catholic priest who got seduced by the Beautiful but bad Rachel leading to him despising himself and her getting pregnant and dying in childbirth.Wich didnt help his mental wellbeing so much.Then at the end of the book Damian has a hissy fit and starts a fire wich leads his death hide spoiler I have to admit to skimming a lot of it


  4. Julz Julz says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This was a big cheesy cliche which didn t go as I expected but scratched my itch More later, maybe, probably not.


  5. Hafiza Hafiza says:

    Another Gothic from the 70 s From Open Library


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10 thoughts on “The Devil in Crystal

  1. Sarah Mac Sarah Mac says:

    Warning gifs spoilers.Please understand that I love old school gothic romance as a genre It s difficult to make me DNF a paperback like this, let alone rate it one star But thisno The Devil in Crystal is what happens when gothics go horribly wrong.First, we ve got a narrator who contributes absolutely nothing She s hired as a companion to some isolated matriarch that is, she s handed a thinly veiled excuse to be nosy wander the countryside to engage in boring ass conversations wit Warning gifs spoilers.Please understand that I love old school gothic romance as a genre It s difficult to make me DNF a paperback like this, let alone rate it one star But thisno The Devil in Crystal is what happens when gothics go horribly wrong.First, we ve got a narrator who contributes absolutely nothing She s hired as a companion to some isolated matriarch that is, she s handed a thinly veiled excuse to be nosy wander the countryside to engage in boring ass conversations with an endless parade of talking head fillers Her passive approach to everything complete with repetitive inner monologues about so called proper behavior made me want to pitch the book across the room The greatest crime in this vein An overreactive portrayal of Victorian social norms to excuse the heroine from having any intelligent conversations with male characters, thereby building suspense Or something.As if a drab, milksop, utterly forgettable narrator wasn t enough combined with god knows how many half understood conversations that she overhears by accident , we have one of the lamest love triangles I ve ever read One of these dudes is a generic cipher of Handsome, Mysterious Virility he makes the heroine s hormones go into overdrive Of course He s an American, after all.The other male isn t so much a love interest as a wet blanket o DOOM I lack the words to describe how utterly ridiculous Damian is Seriously He s not onscreen for a single page without sobbing in overwrought sorrow, screaming about ghosts that torment his waking hours, or wait for it literally howling at the rafters in uncontrollable angst This dude didn t need medication so much as acting lessons Yes, howling at the rafters. I shit you not The plot itselfbarf There was some stupid ass smuggling mystery There was some lol worthy black cat that wouldn t scare Scooby Doo And there was some cliched rubbish about Damian s dead ex, aka a blatant Rebecca ripoff.So there it is It s too late for me, but you can still save yourself the time, effort, hair pulling You re welcome And now, please excuse me I need to go lick my wounds Junk food The White Queen Scud will do nicely, thanks

  2. Misfit Misfit says:

    4.5 starsI shivered It was not as I had expected it seemed too cold and haughty to promise a warm welcome Amity Lucas is hired as companion to Regina Fairfax, the mistress of Mallory Keep in Yorkshire Regina bears a horrible scar on her face and never leaves the keep, so Amity is a welcome addition to the household The master of Mallory Keep is Regina s brother Damien, but he is so emotionally damaged from a love affair gone horribly wrong that all his time is spent in prayer to his lost l 4.5 starsI shivered It was not as I had expected it seemed too cold and haughty to promise a warm welcome Amity Lucas is hired as companion to Regina Fairfax, the mistress of Mallory Keep in Yorkshire Regina bears a horrible scar on her face and never leaves the keep, so Amity is a welcome addition to the household The master of Mallory Keep is Regina s brother Damien, but he is so emotionally damaged from a love affair gone horribly wrong that all his time is spent in prayer to his lost love or wandering the moors at night, leaving his sister to run the ancient manor It doesn t take long before things start going bump in the night in a really big way, but I don t want to spoil the ride by spilling all the beans I ll just quote a bit to whet your appetiteI had meant to tell him so muchof the sounds in the east wing, of dead Rachel s shrine, the cry of a dead woman s voice, of the diary in the writing room, and of the fearful cat that lay in wait Oh, that black catThere are some whose spirits haunt the world before death, and Damian is one He is mad, you know, crazed This book has just about everything you could want in a gothic, and makes Victoria Holt look like a second fiddle A ghost or is there a ghost , smuggling, hidden passages, a hidden tomb slight spoiler view spoiler not fun getting locked in there with those dead people hide spoiler , dotty old Uncle Eustace and his oddly prophetic paintings and my oh my that black cat that no one but Amity and Damian could seeAnd then I saw it At the head of the spiral staircase the black cat sat waiting, its eyes glowing malevolently in the darkness Did I mention the black cat Ya ll will just have to read it for yourself to see what happens next cause you re never going to guess The story picks up at the get go and never lets up there was never a dull moment Extra plus even with the first person narrative, the author does an outstanding job of keeping Amity in the thick of things without the peeping through the keyhole method that s so prevalent these days Best.50 purchase I ve made at a library sale in a long time Go and get this now what are you waiting for

  3. Kagama-the Literaturevixen Kagama-the Literaturevixen says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This books blurb lied to me.Its the victorian era Amity Lucas has arrived in Yorkshire to take up her post as a companion to Regina Mallory.As she is trudging up to the house a man on horseback nearly rides her down JANE EYRE and acts very rude blaming her for the near accident.When he hears shes to become companion to the lady at Mallory Keep he gets even angrier and gallops off.Amity continues to the keep where she meets her employer who is surprisingly a Young lady but with a disfiguring This books blurb lied to me.Its the victorian era Amity Lucas has arrived in Yorkshire to take up her post as a companion to Regina Mallory.As she is trudging up to the house a man on horseback nearly rides her down JANE EYRE and acts very rude blaming her for the near accident.When he hears shes to become companion to the lady at Mallory Keep he gets even angrier and gallops off.Amity continues to the keep where she meets her employer who is surprisingly a Young lady but with a disfiguring scar across her face.She also learns that the man on horseback was Damian Mallory,her employers brother and master of Mallory Keep.Master in name only as he suffered a tragic love affair and distraught over this prefers to wander the moors for days at a time.So its left to his sister to handle the actual estate matters Its best to keep out of Damians way really.Immedietaly after her arrival she starts to notice that mysterious things are going on.Why are the maid and one of the stable grooms whispering in corners and going off mysteriously at times And further who is or was Rachel and whats the deal with the awful black cat Amity keeps seeing This has all the hallmarks of a gothic.Family haunted by a curse check.Dark brooding guy check,secrets and moors check.But the trouble is that it has so many of the gothic tropes it gets quite ridicilous and its highlighted when Amity meets the local vicar and he starts babbling on about all the totally HORRIBLE and CURSED events and places in the neighbourhood.Amity barely bats an eyelid at this and thats one of the problems with her character.She is to Placid,too lifeless.She just drifts along and for a companion does very little companioning well its a good excuse for an author to Place their heroine on a moor in a damp keep But despite this we are supposed to Believe she and Regina have gotten SO CLOSE Just felt like lazy writing But as I said Before the blurb is so so misleading and intentionally so because even though much is made of view spoiler heroine and the demonic master of the keep Damian they dont fall in love Instead heroine starts to fall for some super bland guy who appears claiming to be a relative of the Mallorys.Mind you Regina tries to hook up Amity and her brother by insisting they get married so Amity can save Damian from his own demons.Turns out he was a catholic priest who got seduced by the Beautiful but bad Rachel leading to him despising himself and her getting pregnant and dying in childbirth.Wich didnt help his mental wellbeing so much.Then at the end of the book Damian has a hissy fit and starts a fire wich leads his death hide spoiler I have to admit to skimming a lot of it

  4. Julz Julz says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This was a big cheesy cliche which didn t go as I expected but scratched my itch More later, maybe, probably not.

  5. Hafiza Hafiza says:

    Another Gothic from the 70 s From Open Library

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