The story started with these two cousins who have the ability to inhabit
another person’s body. Their present hosts are brothers Louis and Jonah,
bachelors living in an affluent village, both IT professionals.
These dwellers' abilities go back in history. They came from a well-off clan, very private, but were never
reluctant in amassing their wealth and holdings. But in spite of their power,
it was strictly prohibited among them to exercise their abilities without
justification and always as a last resort. They set rules that they need to
This is Eliza Victoria’s latest book, and
I am really glad to find it very easy to read and engaging. The pacing and the
direction of the story are really good, driving the reader to make second
guesses as to what’s ahead. It was really fun making “what if scenarios” as I
read. And that, for me, is a good mystery.
Victoria was careful not to focus on the
whole magical system, but elements were divulged to make the background story
of the clan enticing enough –incantations, symbols, rape, and incest. It took
her less than 200 pages to make a very interesting read.
And to make this story more delicious, the
mystery is not about the clan’s magical powers. It’s about the dead body the
boys found in the basement.