Posted by: Thomas Drinkard | March 12, 2012

Review of “The Black Witch”

Recently we interviewed Micheal Rivers on this site. Following is a brief review of his book.

Don’t go sailing on a haunted schooner. “She holds you like a whore in the night, but she’ll take your soul and not think twice.”

Micheal Rivers’ book, The Black Witch has been well reviewed in other places what I haven’t yet seen is any reviewer drawing a parallel between the deterioration of the mind of Dorian Coe, the ship’s owner and the demon-possession of the ship herself. If Rivers did not originally intend the symbolism, it must have been subconscious.

Rivers has drawn on the legends of haunted vessels over hundreds of years and has made this one his own. He has created memorable characters—some you may not want to remember—and put them on a sailing ship. The ship itself is a character, animated by a demon.

The Black Witch may keep readers awake, reading eagerly to follow the next turn in the narrative. Then the horrors of the story may make sleep a little difficult. Enjoy!



  1. Thank you for the great review. Yes, you were spot on with the parallel that others have missed. Due to the amount of requests for a sequel I have begun the second edition in which I hope you and others readers will enjoy.

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