Plot: In Tale Half Told, Traynor has concocted a horror-fantasy plot that is fast-paced and rife with scares, psychological suspense, and dread. The haunted house story evolves into a contemporary storyline of jealousy, greed, and evil as the novel progresses.
Prose: Traynor’s prose is clean and effective. Eloquent and suspenseful, the story unfolds quickly and clearly.
Originality: Although the novel alludes to influences, the plotline is fresh and entertaining, using traditional horror tropes to provide readers with a fresh tale just as scary as the classics.
Character Development: The author draws on common horror tropes to create unique and well-rendered characters.
Blurb: Tale Half Told is a supernatural spectacle that transcends the holiday season, and a riveting page-turner for fans of horror, fantasy, ghouls, and old haunted homes.
Date Submitted: April 26, 2018