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This is a great book and the first of a really good series I have read through all of them and I wantRowan Gant is the main character, a computer database consultant and a practicing witch When a crazy preacher starts killing witches, Rowan s friend down at the police department asks him to consult on the case This is the end of life as Rowan and his wife, Felicity know it and the beginning of a whirlwind of murder, graphic torture, and a pagan point of view I myself have been involve This is a great book and the first of a really good series I have read through all of them and I wantRowan Gant is the main character, a computer database consultant and a practicing witch When a crazy preacher starts killing witches, Rowan s friend down at the police department asks him to consult on the case This is the end of life as Rowan and his wife, Felicity know it and the beginning of a whirlwind of murder, graphic torture, and a pagan point of view I myself have been involved in the pagan community for nearly all my life 35 years or , the pagan viewpoint is generalized enough to be somewhat correct.The characters are strong, they have depth The storyline is fast paced and full of little details, but no so much to slow it down The series becomes intensely spectacular, with twists and turns and really unexpected surprises HARM NONE ROWAN GANT MYSTERIES, BOOK 1 BY M.R SELLARS BOOK REVIEWM.R SellarsHarm NoneRowan Gant Mysteries, Book 1 Review brought to you by OBS staff member HeidiThis is the first book in the Rowan Gant Mysteries series that introduces us to, not surprisingly, Rowan Gant Rowan is a witch, not a hocus pocus turning you into a frog kind of witch but a practicing Wiccan.The story starts out when Rowan s best friend, Ben, who s a homicide detective, asks him to help decipher some Pagan symbols HARM NONE ROWAN GANT MYSTERIES, BOOK 1 BY M.R SELLARS BOOK REVIEWM.R SellarsHarm NoneRowan Gant Mysteries, Book 1 Review brought to you by OBS staff member HeidiThis is the first book in the Rowan Gant Mysteries series that introduces us to, not surprisingly, Rowan Gant Rowan is a witch, not a hocus pocus turning you into a frog kind of witch but a practicing Wiccan.The story starts out when Rowan s best friend, Ben, who s a homicide detective, asks him to help decipher some Pagan symbols that were found at a murder scene, drawn with the victim s blood The killer is using Wicca but is not a true Wiccan because the main mantra of their religion is to harm none, which is where the title of the book hails from Rowan tells Ben what he wants to know and quickly starts offering to help him try to solve the case Ben, needing all the help he can get gladly accepts.It all becomes a littlepersonal to Rowan once he gets a gander at the crime scene photos and sees that the victim is one of his former Wiccan students, Ariel After a littleinvestigating, he realizes that the killer isn t done and this was just a practice run.Then,bodies start piling up, all apparently practice runs Rowan uses his extra sense to find clues and is even able to see what happened at some of the murder scenes through the energies that are left there by the victims But he is disturbed by nightmares all starring Ariel and a little girl version of Ariel asking him why and pleading for him to make it stop.Once, the puzzle pieces start fitting together Rowan realizes that the last and final victim is going to be a child they must quickly figure out who the murderer is and race against the clock to save an innocent girl before she is sacrificed in a horrendous ritual, created by a sick individual.Being from the St Louis area I thought it was different and kind of neat reading a book based in St Louis and reading and seeing places near me that I ve actually been to, such as Union Station, mentioned in passing.This book did take me longer than I expected to really get into though I really don t know why that is because the storyline was interesting from its onset Maybe it was because it was all about the murders in the beginning and I was missing the characters day to day lives I seemed to getinto it when Rowan s wife ended up in the emergency room and when Ben and his wife were fighting Then, after that the story started picking up with them figuring out all the little clues leading up to who the killer is.I ended up really liking this story and would definitely readof the series.Readhere #FREE DOWNLOAD õ Harm None Ò MURDEROUS SATAN WORSHIPPING WITCHES When a young woman is ritualistically murdered in her Saint Louis apartment with the primary clue being a pentacle scrawled in her own blood, police are quick to dismiss it as a cult killing Not one for taking things at face value, city homicide detective Ben Storm calls on his long time friend, Rowan Gant a modern day practicing Witch for help In helping his friend, Rowan discovers that the victim is one of his former pupils Even worse, the clues that he helps to uncover show that this murder is only a prelude to even ritualistic bloodletting for dark purposes As the body count starts to rise, Rowan is suddenly thrust into an investigation where not only must he help stop a sadistic serial killer, but also must fight the prejudices and suspicions of those his is working with including his best friend Couldn t finish this due to the poor writing Also the quite racist way the main character talks to his Native American friend greeting him as Tonto and saying How for example even if they are friends in the book, that s no way for the author to portray white Native American relationships when I m assuming he himself is NOT Native American and therefore cannot redefine those references as non racist.Also the main character refers to the Summer Solstice as a lesser sabbat there ARE no les Couldn t finish this due to the poor writing Also the quite racist way the main character talks to his Native American friend greeting him as Tonto and saying How for example even if they are friends in the book, that s no way for the author to portray white Native American relationships when I m assuming he himself is NOT Native American and therefore cannot redefine those references as non racist.Also the main character refers to the Summer Solstice as a lesser sabbat there ARE no lesser sabbats only esbats and says that someone was flayed with an athame, which is a traditionally BLUNT witches dagger used for directing energy A boline is the knife used for actually cutting things, e.g herbs So, it reads like the author knows nothing about contemporary wicca.Returned ebook for a refund I was very excited to find this series as I m a Pagan as is the author But I m afraid the excitement ends there I persevered with this book simply because I really wanted it to be good Unfortunately the writing is far too Wiccan preachy and teachy The author wastes no opportunity to sell the good news about Wicca It reminded me of way too many conversations with overly earnest born again Wiccans And earnest it is There is no edge to this book, which seems to be trying to be a forensic c I was very excited to find this series as I m a Pagan as is the author But I m afraid the excitement ends there I persevered with this book simply because I really wanted it to be good Unfortunately the writing is far too Wiccan preachy and teachy The author wastes no opportunity to sell the good news about Wicca It reminded me of way too many conversations with overly earnest born again Wiccans And earnest it is There is no edge to this book, which seems to be trying to be a forensic crime novel with Wiccan jiggery pockery rolled in and a splash of proselytism for spice Rather than creating a recent alternate universe scenario that is common to the urban fantasy genre the author has chosen to set the work in the real world so it becomes quite jarring when his Wiccan protagonist starts experiencing extreme magical experiences I can t bring myself to use the pretentious k Dresden works because of the consistant philosophy that any act of faith has power regardless of the religious affiliation This seems to be implying that only Wiccans Pagans has the key to this magic thingy If he s going for crime novel then he needs to pick up the pace and get some help with terminology there is no pre mortem it s antemortem when it happens before death.And I always cringe when the dreaded symbology word is blandished about It s not a word, really The word for the science and study of symbols is semiotics and the study of the meaning of symbols is symbolism it s such a Wiccan jargon thing to do.In terms of character, um, yes I really find it hard to visualise the lead guy He is so even emotionally as are most of the characters, it s almost as though they all have Asperger s syndrome No one has a sense of humour, no one has any issues to work though, they have no character arc and no personal development All the descriptive detail ridiculous reams of it is saved for redundant scene setup he really could do with a sharp editor The book really is twice as long as it need be.Really one for the Wiccans, and not really many I had to create a genre name for this book to adequately define the experience of reading it, as this book is the first of its kind that I ve come across Harm None perfectly marries the paranormal in the sense that the bad guy in this case believes himself to have powers and abilities that surpass that which we can observe with our senses and police procedural novels, yielding a story that was intriguing, exciting and educational all at the same time It s urban fantasy butgrounded, sti I had to create a genre name for this book to adequately define the experience of reading it, as this book is the first of its kind that I ve come across Harm None perfectly marries the paranormal in the sense that the bad guy in this case believes himself to have powers and abilities that surpass that which we can observe with our senses and police procedural novels, yielding a story that was intriguing, exciting and educational all at the same time It s urban fantasy butgrounded, still fantastical but without the fantasy element Rowan does with his faith and religious practices what other characters do with their genetic mutations or supernatural powers.Rowan Gant is a practicing Witch, along with his wife, Felicity He knows full well the kind of prejudice and yellow journalism that inevitably comes into play whenever the words cult and Satanic and ritual murder get thrown around or mentioned in the paper, and he wants to protect his religion and his community from that kind of scandal In truth, WitchCraft is about a connection with nature and the surrounding world, about center and balance Rowan knows that none of those messages will ever see the light of day if people think that all Witches are the same or that all rituals or practices are conducted for the same reason.When Rowan has a chance to work with Detective Ben Storm, a homicide detective who also happens to be his best friend, to sort out the religiously based details of a horrific crime from the distractors, he jumps at the chance, due to his strong belief in using his powers for the good of the world He doesn t anticipate that the case will be as bloody or as personally resonant as it is, but once Rowan starts an investigation, he s determined to see it through to the end.The case quickly becomes complex, and the killer shows no signs of stopping asmurders take place Rowan has to combat skepticism and outright animosity from less enthusiastic members of the police department while he deals with the increasinglyvivid visuals of the murders The killer is practicing his skills on each successive victim, and the skills gethorrific as we go along.My favorite part of the book was the unique and different personality that each character possessed Even as Rowan and his wife, Felicity, have to deal with a deeply personal tragedy, we see each person in the story receiving and processing the news in their own way Every character has a unique voice, and even when familiar story elements are used to move the plot along, the characters individuality is never sacrificed, which is refreshing.This is a great introduction to what promises to be a highly entertaining series I m glad I got the chance to get started from the beginning A True Master at WorkM R Sellars is one of the gifted writers of paranormal psychological thrillers that encompasses a truth and strength that is seldom found in this genre.Writing strong 3 D characters against a kaleidoscope of depth, emotions and true artistry has created a highly in depth palette to a world that is normal but yet new His crafty narrative urges the reader forward into the unknown and providing details in covenant and rituals without talking down to his audience.I am not a fan A True Master at WorkM R Sellars is one of the gifted writers of paranormal psychological thrillers that encompasses a truth and strength that is seldom found in this genre.Writing strong 3 D characters against a kaleidoscope of depth, emotions and true artistry has created a highly in depth palette to a world that is normal but yet new His crafty narrative urges the reader forward into the unknown and providing details in covenant and rituals without talking down to his audience.I am not a fan of first person narrative because often the story is let down with an unsatisfactory lead character that brags or emits their thoughts and added unwanted conclusions that tend to overshadow the story Sellars does not do this, in fact, he is such a polished writer that every thought, meaning and nuance is used to lift the pages to A new level.The crime sequences and investigations are extremely well handled without being dragged down with over technical talk to show that the writer is copying from a forensic text book which is definitely an added bonus Every character from the main players down to a fleeting character are so well articulated that it fulfils the reader into a familiar sense of everyone.This is a truly fantastic read enriched by a master of his genre I can not think of one fault within its pages and would highly recommend this to any reader who is looking for a deeply satisfying read Sellars is a master of his craft who deserves to be noticed Excellent A real treat Since I don t feel like writing a review, I ll just detail what I liked and disliked about the book.Liked The subject matter From what I know, I think the author handled Wicca Witchcraft very well.How it was written I m not the grammar police and don t know everything about it, so it was fine with me Sometimes I think that the books that have the best grammar are the most unrealistic and holds the reader away from the book and story because of this I mean Mr Sellars has a point, how many Since I don t feel like writing a review, I ll just detail what I liked and disliked about the book.Liked The subject matter From what I know, I think the author handled Wicca Witchcraft very well.How it was written I m not the grammar police and don t know everything about it, so it was fine with me Sometimes I think that the books that have the best grammar are the most unrealistic and holds the reader away from the book and story because of this I mean Mr Sellars has a point, how many people really speak or think in proper English Most of the book.Disliked The constant use of paleface, squaw, and other white or Native American Indian terms I get that Rowan and Ben are friends and they use the words as buddies and the author means well I assume , but I think it s unlikely that anyone would say them so much it felt forced and unrealistic to me.Some repetitions of phrases, descriptions, etc i.e Felicity s hair, eyes, temperament, other actions people did, or descriptions of places.The use of the word query How many people actually use that word LoLThe ending was a bit saccharine and not very likely, but I ll let that pass.NeutralSome of the descriptions made me a bit queasy but I think it added to the storyline.Overall, I was very impressed with the story, will read the next and be on the lookout for others in the series There were some interesting ideas and the actual story was decent, but it ultimately failed because the writing was atrocious.So, the goodI enjoyed reading an urban fantasy book that didn t dwell on the monsters supernatural monsters that is and the fact that it isn t clear as to whether those monsters even exist in this world The main baddy was trying to summon something with his final killing, but it was never stated if it was possible to do so There s definitely supernatural magical st There were some interesting ideas and the actual story was decent, but it ultimately failed because the writing was atrocious.So, the goodI enjoyed reading an urban fantasy book that didn t dwell on the monsters supernatural monsters that is and the fact that it isn t clear as to whether those monsters even exist in this world The main baddy was trying to summon something with his final killing, but it was never stated if it was possible to do so There s definitely supernatural magical stuff happening in the book, so you do know that it s possible for monsters to exist The only problem with the magic was that the main character, Rowan, constantly talked about how there wasn t really magic with Wicca The magic was just considered harnessing natural energies and manipulating it, but that s kind of the same thing to me And the bad The problem I had with the story itself was that it was a bit repetitive There d be a murder and the guys would get stuck and then Rowan would have a nightmare about it and some clue would be revealed that would bring them to another murder or revelation only to have them stuck again Then Rowan would have another nightmare And they d move forward and get stuck Then Rowan you get the idea It was very repetitive in that aspect Next you have the characters themselves I don t think Sellars quite knew who he wanted his characters to be I never had a real sense of who they were or why they did what they were doing because it always seemed to change The way the characters spoke was constantly changing as well leaving me wondering who they really were Like with Ben Storm detective in the novel, one of the main characters , half the time he d talk normally, but then at times he would just break out with things like, y all and whad ya mean or anything else similar to that when he d normally just say you all or what do you mean It was so random when it happened that I m not sure which was meant to be how he talked Then there was Rowan himself uhg His method of talking and describing things was all over the place Sometimes he d talk like the protagonists of today s novels, but then other times he d talk like a quaker It made no sense nor did him calling Ben his best friend my friend all the time Sellars would write something like, I gave my friend the run down of what happened or my friend sipped his beverage while watching the dogs Why would you call your best friend that and not by his her name It made no sense Rowan, and his wife, were also made out to be very peaceful, sympathetic people who care a lot for their surroundings and other people to the point where they defend someone that has a lot of evidence pointing to their guilt Now this same couple has a miscarriage and it s just glanced over They just don t care about it like they should like any normal couple would Rowan even asks his wife, so how are you doing with the whole miscarriage thing Who the hell would ask a question like that It was just so at odds with the characters up that point that I almost stopped reading there This leads me to the writing I don t write well, it should be apparent by now in this review, but this book was just terrible It wasn t even the grammar, it was just the style and word choice Whenever someone asked a question it would be the question and then I queried, he querierd, she queried, or my friend queried Who does that Who actually uses the word query that often to describe someone asking a question It got annoying very, VERY fast Then there were parts where a character described an action like, I waited for my friend to tell me what was wrong for I didn t want to push him The book is littered with sentences like that, sentences that just don t read well and aren t believable language That was another thing that had me almost dropping this book midway It was so bad I ended up just skimming the last third which didn t even have me feeling lost or like I was missing anything If you do end up reading the book you ll find those two things and numerous other examples of terrible writing Hah, another thing I just thought of Rowan s description of the internet He was doing research and kept referring to it as the World Wide Web and then he d say, I m going to search on the web for this information Sellars also went so far as to explain how searching for something on the internet went Rowan was only on the computer doing research one time in the book and thank goodness for it he worked on computers, but talked like an old person when referring to the internet The descriptions were pretty redundant as well Simple actions like dogs playing were so over detailed it was just for lack of better term, stupid Characters were described over and over again like you d forget what they looked like or what their demeanor was if you weren t reminded Overall the book was just a chore to get through because of poor writing and character story development It had an interesting premise and did illuminate the Wiccan religion a bit, but it just wasn t enough in the end to warrant reading the next in the series Ugh talk about purple prose not as many romance readers use to describesilly descriptions of sex, but purple as in overly descriptive It reminds me of a MASH episode where Radar is taking a writing class through the mail and tries to practice in his daily reports, throwing in adjectives heavily and indiscriminately anyone remember that one.Some examples Blue white wisps curled upward from the lit end of tight roll oftobacco that was hooked under my index finger I took a lazy puff Ugh talk about purple prose not as many romance readers use to describesilly descriptions of sex, but purple as in overly descriptive It reminds me of a MASH episode where Radar is taking a writing class through the mail and tries to practice in his daily reports, throwing in adjectives heavily and indiscriminately anyone remember that one.Some examples Blue white wisps curled upward from the lit end of tight roll oftobacco that was hooked under my index finger I took a lazy puff androlled the spicy smoke around on my tongue before blowing it outwardinto an evenly spreading cloud that wafted around on the warm breeze He was smoking a cigar, in other words After eight years with this auburn haired, second generationIrish American dynamo on a five foot four frame Gee, does this sound like a natural speech and or thought pattern orwhat What Ever since his promotion, we re lucky to see him at all, sheexpressed She WHAT You know, it s pretty unusual for me to analyze or even specificallynotice the writing style, because I start a novel in the mind frame ofwanting to sink into it, not analyze it, but the quality of writing Ifound here made it impossible for me NOT to notice