by J.Z. Foster
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The world is lying to you. Is that news? It must be very upsetting.
Richard Fitcher found it upsetting.
He’s a witch hunter who doesn’t believe in witches, and tonight he’s taking a reporter and her cameraman on a witch hunt. He’s all ready to jazz it up with spooky noises and a gimmicky magic ritual that locates witches. People like that kind of crap, right? But there’s a problem.
It worked this time.
So now Richard is forced to call up old knowledge and power he didn’t believe to be real, challenging things that crawled out of the pit, if he has any hope of surviving the night. But this loser might actually find some value—the pit does have a tendency to shave off your uneven edges—if it doesn’t kill you.
Either way, it’s a lovely night for a witching.
I grabbed Witch Hunter: Into the Outside by J.Z. Foster after his mom and author Lori Foster shared his book on Facebook. With the promise of witches, horror, and paranormal creatures I was excited to dive in. Richard Fitcher, a nerd and witch hunter who is a non-believer stumbles into a nightmare and pulled me along with him.
Caffeinated reasons to grab a copy of Witch Hunter: Into the Outside
- The story begins with our protagonist in an interrogation room, injured and covered in blood. The officers show him a video of himself bludgeoning a reporter and her cameraman to death. He’s confused and begins to retell the events of the evening. Richard Fitcher is a Witch Hunter who came to the sleepy town of Bridgedale to hunt a reported witch. Accompanying him is a local reporter named Beth and her cameraman Tim.
- Richard is a bit of a nerd. Role play and dungeon and dragons are his things. He’s a member of a witch hunter club. He has his books, tools, herbs and prepared lines to impress the camera. Richard doesn’t believe in witches but wants to put on a good show…only rituals he performs work, and soon they are hunting down a witch, being chased by a wight and encountering creatures in our realm from the Outside. (the void between here and there)
- The story is a combination of horror and humor. Each character played a role. Beth who was eager for “the career story,” Tim the brave chicken and Richard the socially awkward geek. It was a fun combo. Richard reminded me of Dewey Finn, the character in School of Rock, played by Jack Black. In fact, I pictured him as Jack Black.
- The supernatural elements were freaky from Japenses creatures to talking crows. The Wight who should have made me shiver, actually made me laugh, once I got over the idea of him eating flesh.
- The interrogation and conversations with his southern lawyer added interest and kept me guessing as to what happened. I was pleased with the twists, turns and ending.
- Foster has an easy, witty writing style aided by a clever imagination. While the tone wasn’t scary, in part due to the Scooby Doo humor, it did keep me flipping the pages and curious about witch hunters.
Witch Hunter: Into the Outside offered up a twisted tale with witchy goodness and humor. Perfect for fans of horror with a side of humor.Witch Hunter: Into the Outside by J.Z. Foster introduces us to Richard Fitcher, a non-beliving witch hunter and the night he discovered wicked things are out there. #horror #paranormal #suspense. Click To Tweet
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