Thorfinn and the Witch’s Curse by Jay Veloso Batista is set in a Viking settlement in England as well as a realm beyond Midgard, where humans live.
Thorfinn, also known as Finn, has had an incident with a witch that cursed his family. After this event, Finn becomes a vardoger or a forerunner. This means that while he sleeps, his ghost or essence roams a different realm. Being a forerunner also means that he knows about upcoming events and secrets that he shouldn’t know. In the other realm, he is taught by Raga who becomes his familiar as a raven in the real world.
Yeru is Finn’s aunt. She is a great storyteller. I think she could be a witch or at least possess some power. Yeru can be a nag, which takes away from her likability. I can relate to her though. She’s just trying to work and raise her daughter but it’s hard sometimes.
I enjoyed all of the Viking stories. It was like having several stories within one book. If you like Vikings,ghosts and witches, then this book will be perfect for you. People who don’t believe in ghosts, Viking mythology or witches might not enjoy this book.
I received the ebook from Free and Fast Reviews in exchange for doing a review. All opinions are my own. Obviously
There are 53 days until the “Gore Orphanage” movie premiere. Let me tell you why I’m excited about this event.
First of all, there are not many movie premieres in Sandusky, Ohio. I can’t say that there have been any within the last five years. So I’m happy that something cool is happening around here. It’s also on my bucket list to attend a movie premiere.
Secondly, my boyfriend is a huge fan of horror movies. He does a lot of nice things for me so I’m taking him to see this movie. I need him to go with me just in case I get scared. The odds are fairly good that I will be watching the movie, while having a death grip on his hand. The other hand might be covering my face. It’ll be just like the old days when people went to scary movies with their boyfriend.
Lastly, I get to wear a dress to an event.
For all of these reasons, I’m super excited about going to see “Gore Orphanage.” I never thought I would be excited about a scary movie but the time has arrived for getting out of my comfort zone. Well, the time will actually arrive in 53 . . . almost 52 days.
Do you enjoy being scared such as watching horror movies or reading scary books?
No, I do not really enjoy being scared at all.
One time I decided to watch “Carrie” while I was home by myself. Of course, the phone rang during the part where the mother comes out of the bathroom with a butcher knife. There was screaming. Was it me or the characters in the movie? It was probably both.
However, I do like ghost stories and watching “Ghost Hunters.” It’s spooky but they have things under control or so the ghosts have you think anyway. No one is wearing a mask or carrying a butcher knife. So that’s always comforting.
I visited the hotel that inspired Stephen King to write “The Shining.” Although, I can’t prove it, I think one ghost was messing with my camera. Spoooky!
Our third destination on our Colorado vacation was the Stanley Hotel. Honestly, when Lucas made the suggestion to visit the hotel a few months ago, I was extremely hesitant. Originally, he wanted to spend the night there to see if we would see any ghosts. Did I mention that I was hesitant? The hotel is known for at least two things: 1. Stephen King was inspired to write “The Shining” while staying at the hotel. 2. There had been ghost sightings for years before Stephen King’s visit. 3. F.O. Stanley and his brother F.E. Stanley founded the Stanley Motor Carriage Company, which built the Stanley Steamer.
So I agreed to take a daytime tour of the hotel. It ended up being one of my favorite places on the trip. I’m fairly certain that most people will enjoy the hotel tour, even if they haven’t seen “The Shining.” For example, my mom hasn’t finished the book or the movie. She gets to a certain point and turns the movie off. I’m not sure if she has the book is in the freezer or not.
Our tour guide was very funny and knowledgable about the history of the hotel. He had been skeptical about ghosts, until a few years ago when he heard Flora Stanley play the piano at 2 a.m. Flora passed away in 1939.
The tour guide also mentioned that someone with a red sharpie wrote “Redrum” on a door to the attic. I tried to take a picture of it. However, I could not get the flash to work. It seemed strange to me that I could not get my very simple flash to work. Was it a ghost playing with my camera? I can’t say for sure.
P.S. Stephen King stayed in Room 217, which is booked for the next few years. If you want to have a ghost experience, the fourth floor has had quite a few ghost sightings.