A Guest Review by Romuald Dzemo originally published at Readers’ Favorite
The Hidden Abbey by Jodine Turner is both fantasy and visionary fiction, with a historical setting in the worlds of Avalon and Glastonbury Abbey, split between two separate timelines and skillfully developed to explore two lovers from a distant past reborn into modern day for a second chance. The reader is immersed into a world of magic and esoteric practices, with the Christian perception of life merging with the pagan.
A work of great imagination and creative genius, The Hidden Abbey is a tantalizing narrative with great potential to entertain a wide audience. It contains hints of the historical, mystical, and the supernatural. The author paints a vivid setting and pulls readers in with the power of imagery. The characters are elaborately developed and filled with depth; they are relatable, and it is interesting how they evolve through the narrative. The author creates a powerful dialogue between the Christian religion and the ancient mysticism of the pagan world and weaves a narrative that is both uplifting and heartwarming. It is a beautifully crafted story with powerful plotlines, merging the past and the present in an adventure that is exhilarating.