“I did warn you things were going to get weird.”

Seawitch by Kat Richardson

 

 

After reading the seventh installment of Kat Richardson’s Greywalker saga (Greywalker, Poltergeist, Underground, Vanished, Labyrinth, Downpour, and the recently released Seawitch) – which features Seattle based private investigator Harper Blaine who, after being clinically dead for almost two minutes, can now see into the Grey (the realm of ghosts and other supernatural beings) – I find myself at a loss for words as I sit in front of my computer attempting to write a review. Honestly, over the last six years, I’ve said it all before:

 

 

 

“Since the release of her debut novel back in 2006, Richardson has… done something very few paranormal fantasy authors have accomplished – she has made the jump to hardcover.” – from my “Year of the Kat: Why Kat Richardson is Paranormal Fantasy's Next Superstar” blog, posted 8/24/009

 

 

 

 

Seawitch is yet another example of Richardson’s timeless, intelligent, almost hypnotic, writing style. Here is just a taste:

 

 

The bottom line is this: Kat Richardson is an extraordinary writer (arguably the next coming of Algernon Blackwood), her heroine Blaine is equal parts Philip Marlowe and John Silence, and her Greywalker saga is classy and classic – the crème de la crème of supernatural fiction.

 

 

Paul Goat Allen has been a full-time book reviewer specializing in genre fiction for the last two decades and has written thousands of reviews for companies like Publishers Weekly, The Chicago Tribune, Kirkus Reviews, and BarnesandNoble.com. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can follow him on Twitter at @paulgoatallen and get all the latest Barnes & Noble book news from @BNBuzz.

Comments
by Author KatRichardson on ‎08-16-2012 08:53 PM

Algernon Blackwood? I think I'll go die of happiness now, because there is nothing else to aspire to. Thank you, Paul.

by on ‎08-16-2012 08:54 PM

Paul,

 

I loved the book and really thought the book was great even before I read your blog.  I agree with everything you said and glad that I convinced my local library to get the books which have gotten a lot of use and not just from me.

 

Toni

by kimba88 on ‎08-17-2012 05:16 PM

sweet review :smileyhappy: 

by Moderator paulgoatallen on ‎08-17-2012 05:19 PM

Does that mean you agree with my assessment, Kimba?

by on ‎08-18-2012 08:08 AM

Great article Paul. Paul I think you captured all the elements in this series. There are so many reasons that these books drew me in. I haven't started the newest book "Seawitch" yet. But I did read the acknowledgements and saw that Paul Goat Allen was mentioned.

by Moderator paulgoatallen on ‎08-18-2012 08:21 AM
I saw that too, Pen - that was so sweet of Kat to mention me! :smileyhappy: