Banquet of Shadows

Bloodmoon Castelain Book 1

Fiction - Paranormal
318 Pages
Reviewed on 10/24/2022
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Reviewed by Shrabastee Chakraborty for Readers' Favorite

Seven years ago, following the grisly death of a young girl from the nearby village, Baron Montague Darcrois was accused of vampirism. He took his own life in the crimson salon, the same room where his son has now arranged a banquet. Lucien arrives at Chateau Darcrois, hoping to glean some truths about the unresolved case. Surprisingly, the host is absent, promising to appear once the guests have finished dining. However, as the night progresses, it becomes clear that each of the seven enigmatic guests is hiding some secret of their own. Grab a copy of Banquet of Shadows by Lucas Pogrzebny to find out what happens when a deadly game begins in the secluded chateau.

A perfect read for the spooky season, Banquet of Shadows deftly blends the subgenres of a haunted house and psychological horror. In this macabre tale, Pogrzebny sets up an unsettling atmosphere right from the beginning. The infamous mansion, a blood-red parlor, and an endless forest play with readers’ minds. A palpable feeling of something being not quite right haunts them. Isolated from the civilized world, the seven guests unwillingly enter a nightmarish quest that defies all logic. The tension and distrust grow exponentially as they turn up dead, one after another, eerily reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. Pogrzebny’s superb storytelling makes readers question their rational thinking, gradually paving the path for the supernatural. The moment you feel you have solved every equation, another gut-wrenching twist presents itself, making this book a real page-turner. Banquet of Shadows would be an absolute treat for anyone who loves gothic horror.