The blurb of Vesta Mansion promised magical creatures, witches, a warlock and demons… and it delivered. I don’t know P.A. Priddey, but, after having read the book, I like the man already (I know it’s a man from his picture on Twitter)(I’m not going into the truthfulness of the internet here). His way of writing and what he writes is so damn happy and relaxing! Yes, even if it’s about magical creatures, witches, a warlock and demons 🙂 .
The story is about Alex Wayward, a man who can only get around with a walking stick, who is leading a boring and lonely life. When he suddenly hears an emergency call from what he perceives are his two daughters, his life is changed forever. Suddenly he is very agile, has daughters, can speak with wolves, and see in the dark. And this is only the beginning.
I don’t really know how to describe the book accurately. Not much is happening and yet so much actually is. There is not a lot of action for the most part, but there is one fight scene at the start and several at the end of the story. The majority of the story is a happy occasion, one after the other, most due to unfortunate circumstances though. See, it’s hard to describe. I guess that’s why it’s so refreshing. I began reading this book months ago, starting to read other books in the mean time, but I always came back to it. It just has this pull to make you want to read on when you need some happiness in your life.
The story gets more and more intriguing as it nears the end and a proper suspense arc is followed. There are some issues left open and plenty of questions to be answered still, but as this is a trilogy, I have no doubt these will be answered in the sequels (which I hope to read one day as I need my questions answered!).
There is a love story there too, but no hanky panky. So many writers revert to sex scenes to sell their stories, but it’s not necessary in this book. It sells on its own. And young teenagers can read this book without being embarrassed.
If you don’t want to be scared out of your wits, but still want to read a nice feel-good story with action, suspense, romance, and mystical creatures, pick up The Power Inside. You won’t be disappointed.
You can buy The Power Inside (Book One of the Vesta Mansion Triolgy) by P.A. Priddey here.