Welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour for In the Beast’s Cage by Mac Altgelt. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the tour invite and the review copy. Read on for more info and my review.
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.
In the Beast’s Cage by Mac Altgelt caught my attention right away. The cover and the synopsis drew my attention right away.
Following the immortal, Lord Blake, this story takes the reader on a crazy adventure. The plan is to reopen a zoo, however, not quite the zoo you’re thinking. The characters were perfect. I absolutely loved the chemistry between Blake and Ginny. It was easy to get involved in this story because of the characters.
This book as all the elements I really enjoy. It’s a bit of fantasy, paranormal, romance, and mystery. The secrets and twists kept me hooked to the book. The writing is so great, and I couldn’t put this one down.
In the Beast’s Cage is a wonderful adventure and I’m so happy I was able to read it. Highly recommended!
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the review copy and the opportunity to honestly review this book on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
I am a Risk Management executive and Investor in Texas but I moonlight as a writer, short-film maker, musician, composer and world traveller (or, I was a world traveller in the pre-COVID days). In music, I have released 2 full-length albums (one of which is still available) and 2 E.P.s. I have published one humor book entitled 101 TIPS AND REVELATIONS FROM A MODERN DAY CYNIC (Black Rose Writing, 2017). IN THE BEAST’S CAGE is my first novel, but I have a second already in progress and no plans of slowing down. I have also written countless blogs, poems, short stories, essays and movie scripts in addition to my more sprawling fiction projects. Because of my work in the Risk Management industry, I spend a great deal of time in London working closely with Lloyd’s and can be found in that country often as a result. I have a wife (Alejandra) and two children, a 3-year-old daughter (Sophia) and a 1-year-old son (Otto) who was born in the midst of this pandemic. My wife is a dual-citizen of Mexico and Spain and had been living in London for 2 years prior to us meeting.
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