The Djinn – Graham Masteron

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I met Harry, the main character of “The Djinn” earlier on while reading Masterton’s debut book “The Manitou” (which I’ll write something about at a later date).
Both of the books are not connected so there’s no need worrying which one to read first, it’s just Harry’s unique character making appearance at his grandad Max’s funeral. Max was a well traveled man who was fascinated with collecting all sorts of old, ancient and exotic knick knacks and one of his most treasured finds was an ancient jar decorated with eyeless horses. Initially Max treated it like a decoration but eventually he started spending more and more time around which Harry believes led to Hus granddad’s suicide.
The jar remains now locked away as Max had left this wish before taking his own life; but Harry is a persistent and a nosy person who decides to get his hands on this jar. He is helped by a very attractive woman named Anna who he met at the funeral and who he would like to do a bit more than just discover the secret of the Jar,
They eventually lay their hands on the treasure and it quickly turns out that Anna is quite familiar with the subject and Harry starts to experience some strange noises and visions.
The story is fairly long winded and it takes a while to get a bit moire dramatic but once the dogs are unleashed the hell opens up in front of us and reveals a quite horrific take on the old story of Ali-Babah and the forty thieves although it gets nasty and brutal as opposed to the charm of the well known story many of us heard as kids.
Harry and Anna slowly peel off the layers of secrets around the Jar and they are welcomed in a horrendous and gore world where they start wondering if Harry’s grandad is the lucky one…
If you like Arabic climates and history and you are sucker for some clever takes on well known legends, “The Djinn” won’t disappoint you, unless you are to scare to pick the book and start reading it.

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