Title: One More Arabian Night (The Witch’s List #2)
Author: Andrew Cairns
After exacting his revenge on his ex-wife, Sandy flees the dark forces pursuing him and goes underground, working as a volunteer at a Parisian soup kitchen. Here he refinds spiritual direction in his life, converts to Islam, and falls in love with the beautiful Hurriya – a Moroccan medical student. He follows her back to her native Morocco in the hope of winning her hand in marriage. Sandy must come to grips with the local customs and superstitions: miraculous water, djinns, polygamy… and witchcraft!
“Coaxing the reader through the eye of the needle into a realm of Moroccan life and lives, One More Arabian Night is a thoughtful and thought-provoking story that leaves one changed in a deep down way – as all the best stories manage to do.”
TAHIR SHAH, author of The Caliph’s House
“What a pleasure to follow Sandy once again in his strange, colourful adventures. Andrew Cairns offers us a second novel at times funny, at times disturbing, but constantly captivating.”
ISABELLE RICHAUD, author of Reflections on a sustainable society: Humanity in the mirror
ANDREW CAIRNS is a Scot, living in the suburbs of Paris with his wife and two daughters. His travels in North Africa inspired this book, the second in The Witch’s List trilogy.
From the very first page, we’re whisked on a journey as Sandy tries to get revenge on his ex-wife. After his friend turns up dead, he realizes that he’s being followed and does what he has to do to lose his pursuers. Finding shelter in a mosque, his life takes a whole new direction.
This is a very fast paced story, filled with mystery and suspense. My only qualm with it is that the characters felt as if they could’ve used more development. There was a lot of focus on the plot and the characters seemed a little under-developed in comparison. The settings, however, were beautifully described.
All in all, an interesting little paranormal horror.
I received a free copy for my honest review.