Monday, April 25, 2011

Finding Deaglan

Title: Finding Deaglan
Author: George Seaton
Publisher: MLR Press
Publisher URL: http://www.mlrbooks.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60820-298-0
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Mystery
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Stephen Thaxton and his partner, Tom Daly, are visiting Stephen’s family ranch near Yampa, Colorado when Stephen receives a call asking for his permission to move his one hundred and six year old great grandmother to a nursing home. Stephen is the sole heir to the Taylor-Evans-Thaxton combined fortunes, making Stephen a very wealthy young man. Returning to Denver, Stephen discovers his family’s mansion is dominated by restless spirits. Stephen feels driven to unravel the mystery surrounding his home. With the help of friends, Stephen pieces together the puzzle, as well as obtains the answers to closing the gateway to the spiritual world.

Finding Deaglan is a dark, thought-provoking suspense plot of retribution for the crimes against nature committed by a group of wealthy gay men’s ancestors a century before; wrongs that destroyed all the wolves in Colorado, in addition to forcing the indigenous Indian tribes of Colorado from their lands, all to gain wealth and privilege. There are numerous characters; each plays a major part in the atonement due Mother Earth. The new invaders of Colorado had no respect for the creatures or for the earth. Their corruption was powered by their greedy ambitions; their wealth endows their egotistical depraved desires.
A secret society was formed by one of Stephen’s ancestors, Samuel George Taylor. Members of the secret society included Mobley, Finster, Trummel, Thaxton and it is the decedents of these uneducated social misfits that must come together to pacify the spirits. Finding Deaglan gives a detailed history of the families, as well as the retributions that were administered by the spirits.

George Seaton has created an admirable saga illustrating the consequences for selfish actions, along with the effects of destruction to earth’s balance and generations of people. Finding Deaglan is a heartrending, realistic wake-up call clearly affirming Native American belief that mankind is not the owners of earth, merely the caretakers.

Warning: This story contains memories of Incest some readers may find offensive.

2 comments:

George Seaton said...

Thank you so much for the kind review, Chocolate Minx. Sincerely appreciate it.

George Seaton

Chocolate Minx said...

You're welcome George, truth is scarier than fiction. Great Story!