The Dawnvel Druids

The Dawnvel Druids

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The Dawnvel Druids by William Collins

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2019

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The Dawnvel Druids

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For fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed and the Dresden Files.

As a druid, seventeen-year-old Simone Singh lives by three rules: gargoyles must be destroyed, her identity remains secret, and she can never attempt dark sorcery. Only now the number of gargoyles are growing, her identity has been uncovered and her best friend has been murdered by dark magic.

Simone and the damaged oddballs she calls friends pretend to be normal students at Dawnvel Academy, but are secretly gargoyle slaying, wand-wielding druids, who occasionally time travel.

On the same day her clan leader is killed, the new boy at Dawnvel, Bobby, sees her slay a gargoyle. Simone soon learns the hapless Bobby is a druid too, he just doesn’t know it. She decides to train Bobby whilst she leads the clan, which includes the tormented ex-boyfriend she might still be in love with and the pansexual party girl who has always loathed her. Worse, the dark druid is trying to knock them off one by one.

As she hunts down the killer hiding amongst them, Simone and Bobby’s friendship begins turning into something more, before Bobby displays signs of dark magic himself. She can’t believe anyone she cares for could be the dark druid, but the killer can only be someone she knows and trusts. Her own life and everyone she cares about is at risk.

Told from the dual viewpoints of Simone and Bobby.

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Excellent plot. I actually didn't realize I was through and wanted more. Once the main characters were introduced and the world built, the book literally took off running. It did get a bit slow and redundant in one area but that didn't put me off. The ONLY reason I give this book a rating of 3 is because there were editing issue galore. There were many grammatical mistakes (too many for me to mention). And the dialog was cut in such a way that, at times, I couldn't tell who was speaking from the lack of quotation marks. To break up dialog the way the author did was just page filling and ruined the continuity of what was being said. This was probably the most irksome problem I had and detracted from my enjoyment of the story. Seriously, the grammatical mistakes just made me laugh out loud because I knew what was trying to be said. The dialog structure just pissed me off. If the editing had actually been done, I would have not hesitated to rate this a 5. *note- I am still very interested to see how this plays out in further books since the story didn't end. If your not a stickler for editing mistakes, this is a keeper.