A Hidden Battle by Kathryn Scannell

18518351Title: A Hidden Battle

Author: Kathryn Scannell

Genre: Historical Paranormal Fiction

Length: Short Story (24 pages)

Publisher: Torquere Press (September 18th, 2013)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥2.5 Hearts

Reviewer: ♥♥♥Thommie

Blurb: Drafted into a secret British unit dedicated to defeating Hitler’s occult forces, American GI’s Sam Rutherford and Charlie Watson have found comfort in each other’s arms. But will their love endure past the end of the war that brought them together? Charlie wants it to, but Sam isn’t so sure. It may not even matter, because Charlie is a marked man. He learned dangerous Nazi secrets on a scouting mission, and now they’re just waiting to get a shot at him.

Product Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79_111&products_id=4009

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This story while it enticed me terribly with the psychic characters set in the WWII era also left me unsatisfied with its end.

Honestly I loved it all, Sam and Charlie, the Circle, the idea of blending WWII with paranormal activity. It was all so enticing, had me wrapped in its web instantly. But the fact that it was too short for this sort of plot, the fact that there was a great need for space and more development for the story to have a full impact on you, and the end that was so abrupt that left a hole in my feeling of this book, made me rate it so low.

I would have loved this idea to have been told in a full novel, or at least a novella. As it was it simply left me hollow, an emotion I don’t really appreciate after a read.