Sunday, July 24, 2011

Review In French's Forest by Rian Torr

Title: In French's Forest
Author: Rian Torr
Source: Requested Review
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy Romance
Format: eBook, 200 pgs
Release Date: May 29, 2011
Author Website
In French's Forest Book Cover

Not long after they moved in together, Eva’s black-outs got so bad that her relationship with Seven became strained-as his thoughts started drifting back to his ex Faye, who was all but a ghost to him now. So when she insisted that he take her to French’s Forest, to visit with his reclusive family for the first time, the horror of introducing her to his strange fanged kin was only secondary in concern, next to his mounting fear that Faye would grow dangerously jealous of Eva-and try to take back what She felt was rightfully Hers

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Rating -
one good howl

Sexual -

My Review:

Torr does a good job of bringing life to The Legend of the Silverskin: Lost History of French's Forest by Dylan Raine published in 1777. Written much like a fairy tale, a dark one, Torr tells the story of how Eva and Seven not only almost lose their love but their lives to the jealously of Faye, the Silverskin or Silver Elf, when Seven takes Eva to meet his family and attempt to convince Faye to let him go.

Is this a dark fairy tale with a couple in love, a dark paranormal fantasy love story or a horror romance? I'm not sure where it should be classified so I'll settle for paranormal fantasy romance. It has all the elements for one: vampires, changelings, a halfling, a demented silver elf, an anaconda, a werejaguar, a scary somewhat magical forest and a love that is tested several times.

I'm still a little confused about some aspects of the story but that is the way with fairy tales sometimes. There is romance in the love between Seven and Eva, even when they both are keeping secrets from each other. There is also a lot of violent action in this story.

While it is written in a style I'm not fond of, I did enjoy the story itself, even when it seemed to meander away from itself occasionally. It reminds me a little of Clive Barker's fantasy horror stories.

There is an excerpt of the original legend at the end of the story.

Warning Spoiler Alert!!!
It has a HEA for Seven and Eva.



  1. Hmmm- I must admit the blurb doesn't draw me in but at least in the review I can imagine what's to be expected. While I enjoy dark Urban fantasy I do not like horror... so my thoughts are still rolling on this one.

    Thanks for the review. I've not heard of this one so I;m glad I popped in!!

  2. @LovLivLife Reviews: Glad you stopped by. This isn't horror in the slash/gore sense, more of a psychological horror sense - although there are several deaths. More than horror, it is a dark fantasy.


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