Review: Restoration by Guy Adams

This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

One of my personal favorite settings for a book is within a great house or structure.  I love the concept of secret passages, hidden rooms and weird things tucked into storage.  Therefore, Guy Adams’s novels The World House and Restoration (the most recent book) are right up my alley.  Restoration picks up within minutes of the first novel’s conclusion and ties together events from that book with remarkable skill.

(Description nicked from the publisher’s website.)

None who enter the World House leave it unchanged.

They sought the box for many years, because held inside that arcane magical artifact was, miraculously, a house. But now its real purpose has become clear – it was a prison, and the infinitely evil being it was built to imprison has been let loose. Now the real quest begins in earnest.”

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Review: The World House by Guy Adams

This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I’m a little biased towards books that showcase adventures indoors. For most of my life, I’ve had wonderful recurring dreams of exploring vast buildings full of interesting things. So The World House is the kind of book that’s right up my alley. But this house is scarier and more dangerous than my worst nightmares.

All over the world, in varying time periods, people pick up a strange little box and find themselves transported to an odd and frightening place. Taxidermied animals come to life to attack the unwary, hallways extend into infinity, and dark spaces contain faceless phantoms. The house seems to contain everything you can imagine, except for one thing—a way out.

At the top of the house is a locked room. In that room is a prisoner plotting his escape. If he gets out, he will destroy the world.

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