THE STORY OF MORDIS TERRIFIED HER AS A CHILD...
Susan Jones, a transgender woman struggling to get by in the economic woes of 1990s Britain, is under the care of psychiatrist Doctor Mordussen. He in turn is obsessed by her disturbing nightmares. But are her demons real?
An unexpected road trip to Ireland awakens traumas of the past. A seventeenth-century sorcerer, evil nurses, a castle reborn from the ashes and a bloodthirsty sheep do not making getting to the bottom of the mystery any easier. The old wise woman of the village knows more than she's telling. Susan must confront her demons in more ways than one. Can her love of heavy metal, her battered Volkswagen camper van and two best friends save the day?
The Luck Of The Devil is a thriller of both comedy and tragedy, set in a contemporary world of superstition, psychiatry and the metaphysical.
Cover artwork by WyrdStar.
"So I'm just going to start with this teeny tiny spoiler: the main character, Susan, sneaks into Hell using an Inland Revenue security pass. And I nearly inhaled my coffee laughing. I've been reading for this blog from the very beginning, and I have never picked a book up like this. And to be honest, I'm not sure I've ever picked up a book like this from the cisgender world either. This book is unique..."
"...And the story itself is great! It’s a powerful plot, very well driven, and very deeply described. Every character has a point and purpose and personality, and Susan herself is a great balance of terrified disbelief and fed-up strength. [...] If you’ve got a spare few days and a desire to read something really unique and different, I would definitely give this a go."
(Matt's review, Trans Book Reviews, 29 September 2018.)