4 out of 4 stars
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This story is a fictional thriller written by Ezekiel Azazel II and begins in the 1800’s at a time when slave-masters ruled. This is when the curse is first cast, a curse that will travel through the years, causing harm and misery.
The Voodoo Souls is a biker gang which consists of a few guys living in the small town of Macon, Georgia. The gang is more like a friendship forged over many years. The members are older guys who are not as active as they had once been. They include Jim, Rick, Ray, Mike and Bobby.
Unfortunately, a rival gang likes to stir up trouble in the town. What is even more troublesome is the fact that Jim’s nephew Zeke has joined them. Known as the Confederate Buzzards, they are a sinister group of bikers who take part in a wide variety of underhand activities, one of them being dealing drugs. To prove his allegiance to the gang and to finally be a full member, Zeke needs to fetch a big parcel of drugs. Unfortunately, everything doesn’t go as planned and everybody is not as loyal as they claim to be.
A curse seems to have unraveled and begins to affect the members of the Voodoo Gang. Everything starts going wrong when an amulet is dug up, rekindling the evil curse towards those on that soil. Mike, who is half Cherokee knows that the only way to stop all the misery is to undo the magic.
It took me a while to get into this story, and for the first few chapters I was quite confused because it spoke of different characters and times. The first few chapters outlined the history of the person who first made the curse and the consequences thereafter. A few chapters later the Voodoo Souls are introduced to us and their story starts.
The story takes place in a time where racism is still very alive and the KKK are a prominent feature in society. There is also a lot of biblical influence in the story. We can see this by the frequent quotes of the Bible and the names of the chapters. Most of the characters are veterans of war, as is the author. And I think that the author uses his experience to write about this aspect of their characters, how war affected them, and how being in a gang helped in the sense of safety and loyalty.
I cannot claim much knowledge about biker gangs or anything in that realm, and I didn’t always understand the mechanical jargon, but I still enjoyed reading the story. The book was well set out and the storyline was interesting, which kept one reading. I am rating this book a four out of four stars. I would recommend this book to those readers who are interested in thrillers which also contain mystery and magic; and also those readers who have a love for motorcycles and all things mechanical.
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