Is the Kure really a cure?


TheKure

 

2 stars

The Kure falls short after promising something it doesn’t deliver.

Forbidden by law and denounced as an abomination by the church, the Kure has been hidden for centuries…

John Tyler has never met Sarah Sheridan. But he knows he must find her, and somehow convince her that she is the key to unlocking the power of an ancient ritual that will rid his body of a rare and ravaging disease.

But as cure quickly becomes curse, John realizes the ritual is more than a faded promise scrawled on a page of crumbling paper, and he discovers, too late, that the unholy text has unleashed a dark power that is driving him to consider the unthinkable.

Ultimately, John must choose between his desperate need to arrest the plague that is destroying his body, and the virtue of the woman he loves, knowing the wrong decision could cost him his life.

Bookish things: 318 pages of rather graphic content. This book is certainly not for the squeamish. The cover is rather subdued considering the content and kind of gives you a soothing and calm feel.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $2.99 or paperback for $11.66

My review: Bookshelves: chillenge2-star-reviewconfusing-as-hell,horrornot-for-the-feint-hearted

Read from August 29 to September 02, 2013 — I own a copy
The Kure will probably draw in plenty of potential readers by reading the blurb, but the truth is that this story revolves around John and his pustule covered, seeping member and his need for a virgin to put said member into her mouth. The idea is pretty far fetched and if the blurb said that, I am pretty certain the number of readers would be small.

The graphic nature of Jaye’s descriptions will make your skin crawl and the bile rise up the back of your throat, you’ll likely feel like jumping into a scorchingly hot shower to rid yourself of the filth once you have finished reading too.

I felt like the story wasn’t complete, it was fairly unrealistic (even for a fantasy/horror story) and the character reactions weren’t right either. There did seem to be a few parts that drew out too long, offering up excessive amounts of detail that probably wasn’t needed (the whole blackened hell scene).

Jaye’s writing was quite good, there was very strong English used to describe certain things throughout the story. Certainly not for the squeamish or those who have just eaten, but if you dig the whole voodoo, mystism stuff you ought to check this story out.

Have you ever read something that was really quite gruesome? Share your experiences below.

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