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Official Review: Junior Inquisitor by Lincoln Farish

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[Following is the official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Junior Inquisitor" by Lincoln Farish.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Junior Inquisitor is the first book in the Inquisitor Series by Lincoln S. Farish.

Told in the first person perspective, the story was about Brother Sebastian, a Junior Inquisitor in his first solo mission. On his way to Vermont to follow up a lead to the murder of his wife, Brother Sebastian received a phone call from his mentor. He was ordered to investigate the disappearance of the field Inquisitor in Providence, Rhode Island. Bound by duty, Brother Sebastian abandoned his personal quest and obeyed, though reluctantly.

Instead of finding the missing Inquisitor, he was attacked by a trio of Muscle then chased by a pack of werewolves. He took refuge in the nearest church of Saint Bernard and met Father Arnold who took him in and patched him up.

In addition to the interesting plot, the story was fast-paced and action-packed. The scenes were vividly described it felt more like watching a movie instead of reading a book. The backdrop was convincingly creepy and the encounters with the creatures of the dark were depicted in full details, gore and all.

The author seems to have a vast knowledge of the subject matter as he introduced various creatures besides the widely known witches, werewolves and ogres. Among those which were not familiar to me were: the Muscle, the foot soldiers of witches; Hogaana Doll, a Raggedy Anne style doll that housed a soul called from hell and Screwface, a witch who thrived on pain. Though the Jotunn, a Norse giant, was not so common, this was not unfamiliar (thanks to the movie Thor). There were also articles like Goofer dust, Congo Savanne and Grimoire which caught my attention.

My favorite character among the cast of lovable characters was Father Arnold, the cordial and helpful priest of Saint Bernard who loves to cook, followed by Brother Lorenzo, the attentive and patient apprentice Inquisitor who stood by and watched over Brother Sebastian while he was in recovery. Brother Sebastian was my kind of protagonist, strong-willed and duty-bound though a little stubborn. He was merciful and compassionate. His love for his wife was the kind that every woman would want from a husband.

The only problem I encountered with the book was the insufficient elaboration. Personally, I did not know what an Inquisitor was. I was almost halfway through the book when I realized I had to figure it out by myself, which I eventually did. Other readers may appreciate that but I was probably used to long narratives and backstories. Still, it did not make me enjoy the book less than I actually did.

In view of that, I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend it to those who enjoy mystery, suspense, thriller and dark urban fantasy in general. For a book in a series, this can be a standalone.

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Hey, great job on the review! This novel sounds exciting, I would love to get my hands on it!
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Mariami wrote:Hey, great job on the review! This novel sounds exciting, I would love to get my hands on it!
Thank you very much. I enjoyed the book immensely. I hope others will, too.
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Wonderful review, kimmyschemy06! The cover alone is creepy enough! ;) I love the mixture of genre in this read - fantasy, thriller, and mystery. This seems like a read to keep you on your toes! Congratulations to the author for receiving such a positive review!
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hsimone wrote:Wonderful review, kimmyschemy06! The cover alone is creepy enough! ;)
Thank you very much hsimone. Oh yeah, it really is creepy :)
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Awesome review! The book sounds amazing :)
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Very good review! Detailed enough to make me want to read, but leaves enough information out to make me curious and intrigued!
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Swiftmover07 wrote:Awesome review! The book sounds amazing :)
Thank you very much. It is an amazing book.

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Booky_BettyC wrote:Very good review! Detailed enough to make me want to read, but leaves enough information out to make me curious and intrigued!
Thank you. I hope you get the chance to read it and enjoy it as much as I did.
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Cool. I like your long and detailed review of the Inquisitor. Your are also disarmingly frank. So er... what is the inquisitor? Is it the same as the middle ages church inquisitor?
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Jonathanlee wrote:Cool. I like your long and detailed review of the Inquisitor. Your are also disarmingly frank. So er... what is the inquisitor? Is it the same as the middle ages church inquisitor?
Thank you very much for your comment. I don't think so. The church inquisitors in the middle ages were those who hunted down and punished those who contradicted the church. Inquisitors, in this story, are brethren of the church who handle and eliminate armies of darkness like witches, werewolves, ogres and other types of monsters.
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Hmm.. like the witch hunter in Red Riding Hood's movie last year. Thanks for the clarification.
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I also love a mixture of genres and this book sounds intriguing! Too bad about the insufficient elaboration though. Good job on the review!
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Great job on the review :) The not well-known creatures sounds interesting but too bad that there wasn't much elaboration. I myself, really appreciate back stories and explanations.
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Brother Sebastian sounds like an entertaining character, and the incidents that you summarized sound intriguing. I look forward to learning more about him and Father Arnold. Oh, and, of course, about the werewolves. :D

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As mentioned in the review, this seems to be a truly standalone book in a series. The ratings say how well the Suspense, The mystery, the suspense is woven in the dark Urban Fantasy. Well deserved BOTD I must say. :)
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