Linda’s Book Obsession Review of “Demons, Well-Seasoned” by Patricia V. Davis, November 2019
WOW! Kudos to Patricia V. Davis, Author of “Demons, Well, Seasoned” for writing such an intense, intriguing, captivating, memorizing, memorable, and thought-provoking novel! I have a Patricia V. Davis hangover! This is a deeply layered symbolic novel that still has me processing and thinking! This is the third and final installment of “The Secret Spice Cafe Series”. I would suggest you read all three to get to understand the characters and events. The timeline for this novel is the author’s present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. The Genres for this Story are Fiction, History, Magical Realism, Paranormal, Folklore, and Religious Tradition. The author describes the colorful cast of characters as dramatic, complex, and complicated. The themes of Good Vs, Evil, Sisterhood, Belief, and Love can be seen.
Many of the characters that are in this novel are in the other books. Sarita is a mother and complains about the difficulties that being a mother can be. That would be the case for most women.
Sarita’s Grandmother, who is a Vodou Priestess appears worried about something terribly evil that she envisions on the RMS Queen Mary and wants to keep the family safe. The author goes to the past to show us how jealousy, rage, and history have shaped what is happening in the present. To ward off and fight this evil, the timing has to be specific. Everybody’s lives depend on it. Characters from earlier books, Jane, Cynthia, Angela and Rohini all play a significant part in this finale.
There are some intense, dangerous terrifying, frightening moments, There also are some Kleenex moments. This is an amazing and unique novel that I highly recommend. This would make a fantastic screenplay. Patricia V. Davis has an amazing way of telling her story and her vivid descriptions are fantastic. I hope that the author hasn’t closed the book and that we will get to see some of the characters again.