Publish Date: September 6, 2011
Origins: From Author for Review
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Synopsis: Forbidden by law and denounced as an abomination by the church, the Kure has been hidden for centuries…
John Tyler has never met Sarah Sheridan. But he knows he must find her, and somehow convince her that she is the key to unlocking the power of an ancient ritual that will rid his body of a rare and ravaging disease.
But as cure quickly becomes curse, John realizes the ritual is more than a faded promise scrawled on a page of crumbling paper, and he discovers, too late, that the unholy text has unleashed a dark power that is driving him to consider the unthinkable.
Ultimately, John must choose between his desperate need to arrest the plague that is destroying his body, and the virtue of the woman he loves, knowing the wrong decision could cost him his life.
Review: The KURE is definitely one of the more original books I've read in a while. John is struggling with a disease that could disfigure him for life and even kill him if he doesn't find a treatment or cure quickly. The doctor in town wants to set leeches upon the infected area to bleed him, but John does not want that kind of treatment at all. He pushes the doctor for another avenue and reluctantly the doctor tells him of a ritual found in a forbidden book - The KURE. But will John be able to live with the consequence of the actions the ritual requires?
The KURE is a creepy story with a great plot and characters which has you gripped from the first few pages. An unusual and original story, The KURE stands out from the rest. Chock full of suspense, mystery, romance, and horror, I am greatly anticipating the sequel to this captivating story.
The KURE Series: The KURE (1), The KARETAKERS (2)