"Something still lurks in the abandoned town of JERICHO"
Reviewed by Debbie Wiley
Posted August 7, 2017
Science Fiction | Fantasy
As a Child of Endor and Mistress of Gideon, Lauren
Reardon has dual responsibilities in JERICHO. Not only
does she have to ensure Gideon remains an economically
viable town for the witches who reside there, but she
also is charged with guarding the "thin places" between
the worlds of human and demon. A vision of a forest in
Oregon keeps haunting her, and Lauren soon finds herself
drawn away from her new home in Gideon to the mysterious
and deserted town of JERICHO. Will Lauren survive the
evil that lurks in the old, seemingly abandoned logging
JERICHO is the second book in the Laura Reardon
series and I highly suggest reading them in the order
published. Alex Gordon did a phenomenal job at
establishing the world building in the first book and she
builds on that foundation in JERICHO. We begin to see the
broader scope of the hidden world of witches that Lauren
discovered in GIDEON. I like that Alex Gordon starts
exploring some of the political machinations underlying
the Council as the dynamics are intriguing and full of
Lauren is really growing as a character! Lauren has
learned a lot about her past, including some of the
reasons behind her dad changing his last name and leaving
Gideon. Lauren is still learning what her powers and
responsibilities are as the new Mistress of Gideon when
she's suddenly thrust into a wider world where the
Council reigns. While GIDEON wowed me with the
deliciously creepy atmosphere, JERICHO begins to shape
Lauren into a heroine and a true guardian of the "thin
JERICHO is exactly the right blend of horror and
suspense, keeping readers on edge till the very end. Alex
Gordon's second entry into the Lauren Reardon
series is a guaranteed winner for fans of horror novels.
I can't wait to see what dangers Lauren faces next!
Learn more about Jericho
In this follow-up to the masterful debut Gideon, a
young witch must risk death and damnation to defeat a
powerful ancient evil.
In unearthing her father’s secret past, Lauren Reardon
discovered a shocking truth about herself. She is a Child of
Endor, a sect of witches who believe they are the guardians
of the “thin places”—areas across the globe where evil can
seep through the divide between the worlds separating the
living and the restless dead. At any time, she can be called
upon to close one of these breaches and prevent demons from
infiltrating our realm. When Lauren has a disturbing vision
of an Oregon forest, she is drawn back to the familiar woods
of the misty Pacific Northwest to investigate.
Locals had long whispered about an abandoned logging camp
known as Jericho—of the strange disappearances and eerie
sounds heard in the woods deep in the night. But these ghost
stories only hint at the true evil lurking within the camp’s
dilapidated buildings, a primeval malevolence far more
terrifying than Lauren’s darkest imaginings. And now, Lauren
must face this evil, even if it takes her life . . . even if
it costs her soul.
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