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Kane is battling post-traumatic stress disorder after experiencing the horrifying death of a friend whilst on tour of duty in Afghanistan. His mental state is fragile and he self-medicates with alcohol. It’s whilst drinking that he meets Poppy, a young woman who resembles his sister who recently went missing under mysterious circumstances. Oliver is a young archaeologist wKane is battling post-traumatic stress disorder after experiencing the horrifying death of a friend whilst on tour of duty in Afghanistan. His mental state is fragile and he self-medicates with alcohol. It’s whilst drinking that he meets Poppy, a young woman who resembles his sister who recently went missing under mysterious circumstances. Oliver is a young archaeologist whose career is threatened by his numerous crippling phobias. The three young people are drawn together as they struggle to unravel a mystery the world’s most powerful wish to keep secret. Fear, illusion and reality mingle together until each person finds themselves on a precipice looking down. Will they have the courage and strength to fight their internal demons and become resourceful enough to combat the madness of their new world?...

Title : Kane's Cross
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ISBN : 34114660
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 485 Pages
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Kane's Cross Reviews

  • Nikki Landis
    2018-11-14 13:48

    What an intriguing and complex tale of fantasy, paranormal elements, destiny, and dark intrigue. There's a melding here of these concepts that sets up an otherwordly experience for the reader. From Kane's PTSD to Poppy's mysterious origin to the dark and demonic forces working against them to the archaeologists and their disturbing finds - it's all a bit crazy and add a doll that's sinister and the corruption of innocents - well you'll just have to read. All of these combined elements sets up one heck of a story that takes the reader on a wild and unpredictable ride. If you're a fan of these types of stories you won't be disappointed!Characters: 4.5/5Plot: 4/5Word Building: 4/5Story Flow: 4/5Picky Bitches OVERALL SCORE: 4/5

  • Lynn Whyte-heath
    2018-11-11 15:55

    Three separate groups are pulled together, Kane an ex-soldier suffering from PTSD and his turbulent family. The Roman Catholic Church with their set -in-stone views and a large community of Witches fighting for survival, living in caves. This well written story will draw you in and leave you wanting more.

  • Sarah Butfield
    2018-11-30 18:51

    This is an outstanding novel which sensitively deals with social and personal issues that can affect ex-service personnel. The story line which develops around Kane's traumatic experience of witnessing and shouldering of the guilt for his friends death in Afghanistan smoothly opens up revealing depth of emotion and a complete understanding by the author of the issues that are involved. The characters are carefully revealed and are truly believable as are the situations and experiences that unfold. Dealing with the topical issues of PTSD and alcohol reliance whilst enticing the reader into a gripping mystery is excellently achieved and the sense of relationship that coexists as characters of Poppy and Oliver enter the plot is cleverly crafted. I have no hesitation recommending this book and I will certainly be reading more from this author.

  • Owen Jones
    2018-11-16 19:32

    Kane's CrossKane’s Cross is a novel of the genre Fantasy written in the third-person. The time period is current and the location is the United Kingdom.We meet the two main characters right at the beginning of the novel, when Kane, a drunken, if not alcoholic ex-servicemen, who seems to be suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, rescues Poppy, ‘a young girl’, from an assailant on the street, and they run away together down to the West Country.Poppy saves them from impoverishment by using skills that she has learned from her own kind, whom she says are often called witches by those who live on the surface of the planet, and they head back north to Kane’s home town, where he hopes to be able to stay with one of his separated parents until he sorts himself out..However, it seems that his dysfunctional family are also involved with witches, but on the other side. Unbeknownst to most, the Catholic Church is still carrying out a vendetta against witches, and Kane’s two younger brothers are members of that Holy Army against the Forces of Darkness. In fact, they are so fanatical that they have already murdered their older sister on suspicion of being a witch..Meanwhile, their mother and father stand by apparently oblivious to the mayhem going on around them, or perhaps that is why they seem to be so useless as parents. Kane has inadvertently led Poppy into danger by taking her home.The rest of the novel has Kane twisting and turning, ducking and diving, and generally going through a paranormal Hell trying to keep Poppy safe. Her own people are also attempting to do the same for all of their community.Eventually, a solution is found – they should all begin a new life in the Promised Land overseas and they set off for it, but without Kane. He has one more task to accomplish before he can join them.Kane’s Cross is a ‘fantasy novel’ and it can be difficult to see why some things happen in fantasy novels, because, anything can happen in a fantasy! It is perhaps the only genre in which the author is free to write literally whatever he or she likes. Ms Wixley does just that, but weaves interesting characters into a twisting plot all the while.I enjoyed Kane’s Cross and would give it a five-star rating, if it weren’t for the quirky use of commas and the title, which does not seem relevant to the plot, but maybe I missed something. The text has definitely not been professionally edited, and would be improved greatly if it were to be.

  • Delinda McCann
    2018-11-14 19:55

    Review: Kane’s Cross By E M G WixleyI loved this book. Wixley has employed a delightful combination of elements in this adventure story. First, she has a war hero, Kane who is suffering from the traumas of war. Next, she delves into English history to give the reader a race of witches. Next, she saunters through English archeology to populate the underground ruins hiding under houses and gardens across the country. The English inquisition is still alive in modern form. Finally, she adds a love interest to the mix.The combination of elements works produce a story that is engaging from the time we find Kane in a pub grieving the loss of his sister through his quest to become one of the old people. I particularly enjoyed the use of the ruins, standing stones and other curiosities of the English landscape as integral elements of the story. Lovers of England, archeology, adventure stories and quests will love Kane’s Cross.

  • Janine Pestel
    2018-11-27 16:46

    When Kane, a former military man with PTSD sees someone in a bar he thought was his lost sister, he follows her only to find it is not his sister. He soon befriends the young girls - named Poppy - and they soon embark on an adventure full of emotion, intrigue, action, and danger. When Kane takes Poppy to meet his mother and brothers, little does he know that he put his new friend directly in harm's way. While the storyline was clever and quite good, the book lacked editing. It almost seemed like commas were arbitrarily placed around the book, and that - along with missing commas, and in some cases, the missing letters for words - I found to be quite distracting. I think if the author were to re-edit this book, and perhaps add a little more suspense and less emotion, this would be an awesome book.

  • Nance R
    2018-11-14 17:28

    Intriguing!An alcoholic former soldier meets a mysterious teenager who changes his life. Kane is the soldier suffering from PTSD and the mysterious girl is Poppy. They are an unlikely pair who grow to depend on one another. When you begin to read this book it seems to center on a disillusioned man drowning his sorrows in alcohol. Keep reading. The story takes a twist into the supernatural. Witches are an interesting and integral part of this fascinating story.I found author E.M.G. Wixley’s to be engaging. Her characters are full of depth, and the plot is well thought out. This is book two of the series, but it can definitely be read as a stand a lone.

  • Deedra
    2018-12-09 19:50

    I didn't like this as much as the first one.There seemed to be too many characters to keep track of and the story wandered.I LOVED the narrator,Nigel Patterson!I was given this book free by the author,narrator or the publisher.

  • Amelia
    2018-11-12 12:49

    Group spamming and what looks like reviewing her own books/referring to her own book as 5* = no way And let's not even mention the dozens of five star reviews... mainly from authors... who mainly give five star reviews... I may be barking up the wrong tree, but somehow I think not.I totally understand promotion, but posting as if you're a reader reviewing a book that actually you wrote? Listing it as 5* as though it's someone else's book? And doing this over and over again? Annoying.For an idea of what I mean, see: https://www.goodreads.com/group/72929... https://www.goodreads.com/group/93273...https://www.goodreads.com/group/11079...https://www.goodreads.com/group/11673...https://www.goodreads.com/group/52937...https://www.goodreads.com/group/11455...https://www.goodreads.com/group/13599...https://www.goodreads.com/group/29900...https://www.goodreads.com/group/11056...https://www.goodreads.com/group/65690...https://www.goodreads.com/group/12677...https://www.goodreads.com/group/62450...https://www.goodreads.com/group/10650...There's probably more, but I've spent enough time on this. I might've read the books. Now I definitely won't.

  • Amelia
    2018-11-15 14:38

    Group spamming and what looks like reviewing her own books/referring to her own book as 5* = no way And let's not even mention the dozens of five star reviews... mainly from authors... who mainly give five star reviews... I may be barking up the wrong tree, but somehow I think not.I totally understand promotion, but posting as if you're a reader reviewing a book that actually you wrote? Listing it as 5* as though it's someone else's book? And doing this over and over again? Annoying.For an idea of what I mean, see: https://www.goodreads.com/group/72929... https://www.goodreads.com/group/93273...https://www.goodreads.com/group/11079...https://www.goodreads.com/group/11673...https://www.goodreads.com/group/52937...https://www.goodreads.com/group/11455...https://www.goodreads.com/group/13599...https://www.goodreads.com/group/29900...https://www.goodreads.com/group/11056...https://www.goodreads.com/group/65690...https://www.goodreads.com/group/12677...https://www.goodreads.com/group/62450...https://www.goodreads.com/group/10650...There's probably more, but I've spent enough time on this. I might've read the books. Now I definitely won't.

  • Elle Klass
    2018-11-11 12:42

    In this book the reader/listener meets Kane an ex-military man. He meets a young lady Poppy whom he helps. She reminds him of his sister who disappeared. He and Poppy grow close. Kane suffers from delusions and occasionally gets violent. Poppy sticks with him and they are an interesting couple between his PTSD and her own secrets. Neither one of them is really fit to work and face society. Like the first book in the series there’s plenty of material to twist the mind and the plot takes many turns. Strange happenings and action are woven into the story taking this volume to the next level. I listened to book 1 first but the way this book is written it’s not necessary to read it first, although, I advise it because Adam’s story is revealed and he’s important in book 2 as well. This story is for readers/listeners who enjoy horror and can stomach gory scenes. It’s difficult to find an author who can balance gore and great story. E.M.G Wixley is a pro at it.Nigel Peever narrates this volume. It took me some time to get used to his voice, mostly because of the British accent. Accents always take me awhile and I prefer listening without them. That said I enjoyed the sounds effects he adds to intensify the story and his pacing is excellent. It’s not often a narrator adds all the extras he did. Well done!

  • Cyn
    2018-12-07 20:44

    Note: In exchange for an unbiased review, the author, publisher, and/or narrator were kind enough to provide an audio version of this book at no charge via AudiobookBoom.The narrator did a great job on this. As a new narrator myself, I'm always listening out for how others perform their craft in the hopes that I can pick up something to help me better myself as well. No real complaints here with regard to the narration.The writing, however, bothered me a little. The story jumped around too much - with the shifts in time jarring to the point that it affected the overall enjoyment of the book. Also, sometimes it was confusing as to what was happening or where it was happening. And the characters didn't feel very fleshed out or even compelling. I understand this was the second book in a series, but I think it was more of a standalone. If I'm mistaken, then perhaps this could partially explain some of the issues I had with the book. But not all of them. At any rate, the premise was interesting and it certainly had some elements I generally like in a story. But unfortunately, it didn't do an effective job of bringing all those elements together for me.

  • Simona Nielsen
    2018-12-03 15:54

    We follow Kane, who suffers from PTSD and drinks a lot of alcohol. He meets Poppy who he's determined to help and she also reminds him of his missing sister. Once again we're in a supernatural world of horrors.It was hard for me to keep my focus on this story and it jumped around a lot with me drifting in and out of my mind while listening to this audiobook. If I should continue this series, I'd prefer to read it.The narrator Nigel Peever was ok. I liked that he was British, as it is a British story, but he couldn't keep my attention for long. He didn't always sound as he knew what was coming and shifted a lot in his pace. Furthermore, he didn't really have the voice I imagined for a character like Kane.*This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.

  • Loy
    2018-11-26 17:30

    First I was given this book by the author for an honest review. When I got the book I misunderstood the genre. I thought it was a military book it turn out to be about witches from another world and people protecting them a do people trying to wipe them out. So even though this was not my usual type of book I listened. The writing was very good. Clear descriptions of the places and the situations the people found themselves in. There were three different groups which ended up crossing paths and a battle was won but the war continues. I think that if you are interested in this type of book, you would enjoy it immensely. Good strong characters, good world building, and an interest in reading the next one. Thank you for the book

  • Chris-Jean Clarke
    2018-12-10 17:51

    WE ALL HAVE A CROSS TO BEAR - BUT I WOULDN'T WANT KANE'S!Kane, a brave young soldier becomes a shadow of his former self when he turns to alcohol to blot out the painful memories of his friends' death, feeling that he is to blame. His self-worth sinks to such a low depth that he is not only neglectful of his own needs, but also those of his family. Thankfully he is given the opportunity to battle his demons when he reaches out to a young girl in distress, but by doing so he has to be prepared to accept an whole new way of life.

  • E.M.G. Wixley
    2018-11-17 20:37

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    2018-11-19 20:49