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The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

The Unholy: A Supernatural TaleThe Unholy: A Supernatural Tale by Paul DeBlassie III
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III is a supernatural horror story that draws on a number of spiritual traditions to provide a rich background to the characters and their experiences. The title refers to the antagonist, Archbishop Anarch, whose quest for power and fortune within the church has led him to moral and spiritual corruption.
Claire is one of the few people working at the Ecclesia Dei Psychiatric Hospital who isn’t a member of Anarch’s congregation, and so is outside of his control. She brings to the hospital her in depth knowledge of both natural therapies and mental health work, drawing on her educational background and her upbringing amongst medicine women. She is committed to her patients and critical of some of the hospital’s approaches to caring for them.
As well as her battle against the corrupt Archbishop, Claire is fighting against her own destiny. She is called to follow in her mother’s footsteps to be a medicine woman but has resisted this call as she is afraid that it will lead to her death. Having reached the age of 25, the age her mother was when Claire witnessed her violent death, Claire is increasingly worried about what her future holds.
One of my favourite characters was Francesca, Claire’s spiritual guide and foster mother. I liked how down-to-earth and observant she was, and how often Claire referred to her wisdom.
For me, this is a four-star book. If you’re looking for a battle between good and evil with a deep spiritual background and some interesting characters, this is worth a read!

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The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

The UnholyThe Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III

5-Stars

The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III was an invigorating read that really pulled me in from the beginning. Claire was a fascinating main character to follow. I really loved Claire’s strength, focus, and intellect as she battles the evil hidden with in the local church. Archbishop William Anarch was an excellent protagonist to feature in this story. His dark secrets and past sent chills down my spine. This supernatural story involving Fate as a healer and slayer was wonderful. I highly recommend this easy to follow and addictive story.

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The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III

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Genre – metaphysical horror

Page Count – 299 pages

Publisher – Hallowed Realms Press

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International Book Award Winner, The Unholy is a dramatic story of Claire Sanchez, a young medicine woman, intent on uncovering the closely-guarded secrets of her past. Forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil Archbishop, William Anarch, she confronts the dark side of religion and the horror of one man’s will to power. Set in the mystic land of Aztlan, a mythopoeic realm of hidden terrors and guiding spirits, The Unholy is a supernatural tale of destiny as healer and slayer. Native lore of dreams and visions, shape changing, and natural magic work to spin a neo-gothic web in which sadness and mystery lure the unsuspecting into a twilight realm of discovery and decision.

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Paul DeBlassie III is a depth psychologist and award-winning writer living in his native New Mexico. He specializes in treating individuals in emotional and spiritual crisis. His novels, metaphysical thrillers, delve deep into archetypal realities as they play out dramatically in the lives of everyday people. Memberships include the Author’s Guild, Visionary Fiction Alliance, the International Relational Psychoanalytic Association, and the International Association for Jungian Studies.

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The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III – Review by Jenni Bishop

The UnholyThe Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie is psychological thriller about good versus evil. The story is mysterious due to its Native American and Mexican lore and mystical nature. The twisted religious cult was intriguing and there is a lot of action and suspense, evil and darkness to keep me reading because I needed to know what happened.

A delusion of grandeur is a person’s belief that they are someone other than who they are, such as a supernatural figure or a celebrity and that is exactly what is the basis of this story.

If you are looking for a book that includes psychological thrills, twists and turns then grab a copy.

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The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III – Review by Angela Hayes

The UnholyThe Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III is an urban fantasy with mystery, suspense, drama, American Indian beliefs/culture, religion, good vs evil, and some supernatural elements.
Claire is on a journey of discovery- hoping to find herself as well as tracking down her mother’s murderer. Along the way she finds a lot more than she had bargained for- secrets are revealed, truths are uncovered, and darkness and horror are confronted.
I was very intrigued by the elements of this story, having read some of Mr. DeBlassie’s work before I was curious about where he would lead us on this adventure. He piqued my interest right from the get go and I zipped through the pages reading as quickly as my eyes would allow to discover what would happen.
I liked Claire and was rooting for her the whole way through. All the characters were well developed, and all contributed to the overall storyline.
I wonder what Mr. DeBlassie has in store for us next?

Thank you, Mr. DeBlassie!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

 

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