Skin Witch: Tales of Soucouyants
Soucouyants are legendary witch vampires that hale from the sister islands of Trinidad and Tobago. They are seductive women who live a normal existence by day but at night, shed their skin to turn into a supernatural ball of fire to feast on the blood of the living. Although only perceived as creatures of West Indian folklore, they are very much real and hunger to tell their stories. Follow three, beautiful soucouyants as they each tell their tales of obeah, love, revenge, and murder.
Wow, this author takes the reader in a world of Trinadad & Tobego folklore that although few may know about but it definitely has its influences in the horror/paranormal genre. I love how the author shows the origin to the modern day view of the soucouyant through the stories of 3 women. What is also intriguing about these women are the compassion they have to those they care about showing that they are more then what they inherit from their blood line. Chanel Harry, I look forward to more of your work!
I'm not into sci-fi or horror books, but this book definitely caught my interest. Chanel wrote this book in such details I actually felt like I was in the stories. Hands down this book needs to be made into a show. Great work Chanel! Looking forward to your next book.
Finally a glimpse into the carribean culture! Even tho it is fiction, I love every detail. I can't wait to read more of Chanel's work. I felt like I right there with the characters.- Amazon Reader
This was my first time reading a novel by Ms. Harry, and I was quite pleased with the unique paranormal tale she weaved through three short stories. The first story, which began during the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the islands of the Caribbean, begins the tale of a soucouyant woman who dies on the brutal journey but manages to pass along her ability to her daughter. While the first story was the most difficult to read, mainly because Ms. Harry did such an excellent job, in a short time, showing the cruelty of enslavement, especially on women, it was my favorite of the three. By the third and last story, the plot was predictable and the soucouyant character more difficult to care about. It's hard to find something redeeming about a character who must kill nightly to live, slaughtering entire families. But such characters are the essence of dark fantasies and horror novels, which makes this work a good genre piece worth reading.
Finally, Ms. Harry brought a lot of authenticity to this novel through the use of local island dialect. It was done well and made sense for some of the characters. I look forward to reading more books by this engaging and talented author.-Amazon Reader
The book takes you on a tour of the legend of the soucouyants, the vampire-witches of Trinidadian folklore. Tracing their ancestry from the time of slavery, the three main stories in the book take us to the present day. Set in Trinidad and Tobago, the fast moving plot lines reveal the origins of the soucouyants and their nature. With tales of revenge, love and survival, the author weaves an intricate fabric of suspense, horror and intrigue in a lush Caribbean setting. A very enjoyable read. Looking forward to more from Ms. Harry.- Amazon Reader.