The Witching Pen, Companion Novel
(Author's Note: Saving Eve is a companion novel to The Witching Pen series, and should be read after The Last Dragon.)
Amid long, wild grass, a snake slithers, hidden.
Hidden until a man opens his eyes…
Awaking with amnesia in St Mary's Hospital, after a near-fatal freak accident, he is known only as Luc. With the help of Evie Gold, the kind, young woman who found him, he starts a new life – a second chance, a clean slate.
A bond burgeons between them.
But disturbing dreams of dark deeds become waking recountings. A blackness is uncoiling – seductive, familiar and dangerously provocative.
An ancient craving stirs; an old addiction rises.
Nothing is as it seems, and as reality crumbles, Luc finds himself asking, not just who he is, but...
Who is Evie?
From the author of the international bestselling Witching Pen series, Dianna Hardy takes a seed from The Last Dragon, and brings you an existential story of two beings in search of completion.
Genre: Paranormal / Surrealism / Creation Myth
Short novel at over 40,000 words.
Written in British English.
Read the other books first before this one.
I have loved this author's stories since I first started the Witching Pen series. Though with this story I felt confused at what was going on at first 10 % into the story I had to go and look up my review of the Last Dragon to see if maybe I had missed something and if my review would clear it up for me. Being as it has been a while since I read the last book. (This was all me and nothing to do with author or the writing) Luckily as I kept reading the story slowly started to make sense for me and when I got to the big revelation of it all and who Evie or Eve really was and the world surrounding her it all made sense and clicked.
This is the last installment in the Witching Pen series so please make sure you read the others way before you read this story.
Lucifer is made to seem the bad guy but all he is is angel who has fought off the blood lust when he fell because of his love of one person. Eve. She is the one person that he has thought about for centuries just the same as her, they are meant to be even though she was always promised to Adam.
Eve finds a man in front of her house and she feels she should take care of him, now this man who shall be named Lucky and later on named Luc has no memory of who he is, but as time progresses his memory returns and that is thanks to Eve.
When you learn about Lucifer he is this bad person but in this story we learn he wasn't all that bad and it makes you have a heart for him.
The love that Eve and Lucifer have for each other is magical and the way she describes him "entering" her is just pure bliss. I really liked how the author used the biblical characters to make this story work but didn't cram religion down your throat, it was like her own spin on how everything in the world came to be and it was refreshing.
Though I enjoyed the story a whole lot being as we get to an insight to Lucifer it wasn't my most favorite story out of the series.