In the Beast's Cage

In the Beast's Cage

By Mac Altgelt


Format: Paperback

(19 customer reviews)

Publication Date: June 28, 2021

£8.99


Categories: Crime and Thrillers, Fantasy and Horror, Sci-Fi

ISBN: 9781913551926

Description

Harbouring a dark secret from his past, immortal Lord Blake from medieval England arrives mysteriously in a sleepy coastal town in Georgia, USA.  There he meets Hugo Wegener, an ex-doctor who is burdened with his own dark secret, and life-long resident Ginny Harrison, who is involved in her aging father’s absurd dream of refurbishing and reopening the town’s long-defunct zoo.  

As Blake’s relationship with Ginny blooms, he finds himself involved in the insane zoo project and, when Bruce Kelly, an exotic game smuggler from South Africa, arrives in town on the eve of the grand reopening with a plan to rid the zoo of its valuable animal species, it is up to Blake, Hugo, and the old man to stop him, without revealing the terrible secrets of their pasts.

“Altgelt’s writing is beautifully lyrical, evoking the Victorian literature that seems to inspire his title character... A fresh and imaginative paranormal tale.” – Kirkus Reviews

Mac Altgelt is a risk management executive and investor in Texas. He is also a writer, short-film maker, musician, composer and world traveller. In music, he’s released two full-length albums and two EPs. He is the author of one humour book entitled, 101 Tips and Revelations from a Modern-Day Cynic (Black Rose Writing, 2017). This is his debut novel.

Reviews



Mamma Bear’s Book Hour (Guest Review) - 06 Aug, 2021

…Gripping, atmospheric and an adventure that is different to anything else I had read.


SJ Bookshelf (Guest Review) - 06 Aug, 2021

I don't dole those 5-star reviews out very often and this blew my socks off. I can see this being a big hit and highly recommend to my fantasy loving friends.


Sophie the Bookworm (Guest Review) - 06 Aug, 2021

100% recommend this book… I can't wait to read more by this author!


Scrapping & Playing (Guest Review) - 06 Aug, 2021

…A gripping and entertaining story that doesn’t drag and always keeps you turning pages.


My Fictional Oasis (Guest Review) - 06 Aug, 2021

The genre usually puts me in a reading slump, but In The Beast’s Cage actually brought me out of one, which I don’t think has ever happened… highly recommend this one!


Read.Sleep.Repeat (Guest Review) - 06 Aug, 2021

I flew through this book and read it greedily in one day…Highly recommend!


Chonky Books (Guest Review) - 06 Aug, 2021

I planned to read this in multiple sittings and ended up reading this all at once…an excellent debut novel…


Mickys Bookworm (Guest Review) - 06 Aug, 2021

…It is so well written. Thoroughly enjoyed it.


Northern Reader (Guest Review) - 06 Aug, 2021

…A powerful story which works on several levels…unusual…


Books, Beans & Botany (Guest Review) - 06 Aug, 2021

I really enjoyed this debut novel… the characters were great, and the plot was anything if not exciting!


Varietats (Guest Review) - 06 Aug, 2021

If you are looking for something special, a book that can surprise you, I would recommend you 'In The Beast's Cage', you’ll love it!


Kirkus Reviews (Guest Review) - 06 Aug, 2021

Altgelt’s writing is beautifully lyrical, evoking the Victorian literature that seems to inspire his title character. A fresh and imaginative paranormal tale.


Readers’ Favorite (Guest Review) - 06 Aug, 2021

…An utterly unique work of literary fiction with plenty of deep introspection, quirky twists, and fascinating characters… I would highly recommend…


LoveReading (Guest Review) - 06 Aug, 2021

I flew through this story in a single day… A great book that comes highly recommended.


Jess Bookish Life (Guest Review) - 06 Aug, 2021

…It was fantastic.


Jae Rae Reads (Guest Review) - 06 Aug, 2021

This story was the perfect combination of fantasy and historical fiction. I can't wait to read more from this author!


The Enchanted Shelf (Guest Review) - 06 Aug, 2021

Altgelt’s novel blew me away! Great chilling read!


Jessica Belmont (Guest Review) - 06 Aug, 2021

The secrets and twists kept me hooked to the book. The writing is so great, and I couldn’t put this one down. Highly recommended!


Beyond the Books (Guest Review) - 06 Aug, 2021

A perfect blend of paranormal, fantasy, mystery and romance…


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