I found the combination of themes: African history, the Undead, Vampires and American history very interesting. This novel is as good as any I've read by "established" fantasy and mystery authors. Can't wait to read the next book to find out what happens to the character Kenya.
This is a fresh and original take on a much loved theme. Anyone who is a fan of the genre needs to read this book. The author brings an unusual and richly historical take with unexpected twists and turns and reminds us that spooky castles in Eastern Europe do not have to corner the market on this brand of storytelling. I look forward to watching this author's star rise!
For my first fantasy in more than 10 years. Hell to Pay is worth every single minutes! I literally did not want to finish the book! The mixture of African folklore, vampire lore and the unexpected angels and...and I don't want to give away too much; it's so thrilling! You never know what is coming next! Ozouwain's writing really transports you into that universe that she created and you're able to experience her novella on a whole different level. I highly recommend this book and looking forward to the second part!
Daisy Ozouwain weaves an inventive and entertaining novel examining the slave trade by using African supernatural beliefs transferred to the New World. Her story is more than a vampire tale; it brings to light a missing portion of American history, as there’s very little literature about the slave experience just before being captured. The symbolism in her book is striking.