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Dark Covenant
by Peter Luther | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by molekilby of Brithdir, Wales United Kingdom on 7/15/2007
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by freelunch): to be read


6 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by molekilby from Brithdir, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, July 15, 2007

This book has not been rated.

This was bought for me by a friend who is related to the author. He had it signed as well. I will look forward to reading this and forwarding my review.

Book Description:

In life, this woman must have been very strong. She wanted something very badly... and the Devil gave it to her. But the force of will was so great, the prize so dearly bought, that this document of her life has survived. In the nineteenth century a sinister publication transformed a disfigured prostitute into a beautiful and wealthy socialite. Her estate and her legacy continued long after her death. Now in the form of a glossy magazine it is performing miracles for a lawyer down on his luck. Its crossword holds the template to his dream, and, if he can decipher it, the key to his soul. 


Journal Entry 2 by molekilby from Brithdir, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, July 20, 2007

8 out of 10

There is a small amount of hype surrounding this book, being passed on by word of mouth. I may not agree thst there is anything special in the writing, but it is a good fast paced read. Some nice twists that may set it apart from the rest. I will certainly look out for this author in the future.

I will offer this up as a bookring. 


Journal Entry 3 by molekilby from Brithdir, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, July 20, 2007

This book has not been rated.

I suppose there has to be some rules for this bookring. Try and get the book read and sent to the next person on the list within a month. If this will be a problem (due to life's pressures or too many book rings arriving at once) then let me know I'm sure we can find a solution. Let's try to keep this moving at a regular pace.

PM me if you'd like to join.

Participants list:

scotsbookie
Tanamo
Cassiopaeia 


Journal Entry 4 by scotsbookie from Peebles, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 08, 2007

This book has not been rated.

All these postal strikes at different times across the country mean that this has only arrived with me today, so you can give a big sigh of relief Molekilby!

#1 on mount TBR 


Journal Entry 5 by scotsbookie from Peebles, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, August 19, 2007

4 out of 10

I put this book down to finish reading Vikram Seth''s A Suitable Boy for my reading group & unfortunately don''t feel inclined to pick it up again. I liked the premise of the book but find I really don''t care what happens to Lewis, to find out what the crossword will eventually reveal or how The Shilling came about. Sorry.

PMing Tanamo & will get it movig asap. 


Journal Entry 6 by scotsbookie at A fellow bookcrosser in By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, August 19, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Released 10 yrs ago (8/20/2007 UTC) at A fellow bookcrosser in By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Hope you enjoy the book. 


Journal Entry 7 by Tanamo from Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 22, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Received today thanks scotsbookie. We're going on holiday tomorrow and I already have a book for bedtime reading whilst I'm away (plus a load to release of course) so I'm not likely to start on this one for a while especially as it's third in my ring books queue. 


Journal Entry 8 by Tanamo from Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 18, 2007

This book has not been rated.

I have just returned from a little holiday in Wales to celebrate my wedding anniversary and I took this book with me, not realising until I started to read it that it is set in Wales so the reading venue was appropriate. I finished it last night and whilst there were some interesting twists and turns, I guessed how Lewis may end up, long before the event. I'm now going to pm Cassiopaeia for her address so I can pass the book along. 


Journal Entry 9 by Tanamo from Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 19, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Mailed to Cassiopaeia today. 


Journal Entry 10 by wingCassiopaeiawing from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Thursday, September 20, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Received in today's mail, thanks Tanamo for sending it on. I have a couple of books underway at the moment, but should be able to start this without too much delay. 


Journal Entry 11 by wingCassiopaeiawing from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, September 28, 2007

This book has not been rated.

I think this would have benefited from being just a bit shorter, the writing wasn't bad but overall would be improved by slimming down a bit. (A bit like Lewis in the latter part of his adventure I suppose). I did enjoy it, even though it was obvious where it was going, I am reasonably sure this type storyline is not unique, although given my poor memory none readily spring to mind. I was however taken by surprise right at the end, but on reflection, I think I should have spotted it.

Thanks to molekilby for sending this out on a ring. I will return it tomorrow at the Cardiff meetup. 


Journal Entry 12 by molekilby from Brithdir, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, September 29, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Received today at the meeting. Although the book is dedicated to myself and signed by the author, I will probably pass it on at some point. Thanks everyone for taking part. 


Journal Entry 13 by catsalive from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, November 06, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Wow! That was fast. Thanks molekilby. A personalised copy. I really dig your personalised postcard too - fabulous! Did you make it? 


Journal Entry 14 by catsalive from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Monday, October 13, 2008

6 out of 10

The first 50 pages had me riveted & then the story seemed to lose impetus. Too much of the same, perhaps. I found I lost interest in Lewis until the last 50 pages when I wanted to see what the ending would bring. I'm glad Mary Stone lost both Lewis & Emily, & didn't snag BB or O'Neill. Interesting but a bit long and repetitive. 


Journal Entry 15 by catsalive at Australia, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (12/23/2008 UTC) at Australia, RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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A stowaway, heading for QLD. 


Journal Entry 16 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Monday, January 05, 2009

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one of an interesting batch of stowaways received with a mooched book, thanks very much catsalive :o) 


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