Readers Favorite Review by Sarah Stuart
The Well House II: The Revenge by M S Matassa is, as the title suggests, a
sequel: it can be read as a standalone very easily due to the short synopsis at
the start. It comprises a summing-up of Book 1, which ends, intriguingly, "but
that was about to change": a reference to the Ben Carson's present peaceful
life, and the entrance of a frightened living object, the Orb, signals trouble
ahead. The battle between good and evil, where even Lucifer's grip on one of
his key followers is loosened by the power of love, is intense, and fast-paced.
The Carson's extended family are endearingly normal whilst the opposition, not
all with a common purpose other than the triumph of evil, is uncompromisingly
malevolent. Can Ben win against the menacing force of retribution or must he
pay the ultimate price?
M S Matassa has created a fantasy flawlessly in The Well House II: The
Revenge; the reader is instantly immersed. Ben and Anne's family life is so
ordinary. Anne reassures Ben that his terrifying experiences are dreams, and
takes him on vacation. An encounter with a raven, another "form" of evil,
causes them to return home, where teenager Molly has fallen in love with
Liam. The dog, Sherman, as well-drawn as the rest of the characters, senses
that Liam isn't "right". Where does Thelma, mother of the keeper of the Orb, fit
in? "Evil walked the earth, and it was close." The threads of good and evil are
intricately entwined in The Well House II: The Revenge, weaving a tapestry
that creates an incredibly dramatic fantasy.