The Exorcist’s Apprentice Town of Pottersfield by L.A. Maciel

At Gothic Bite Magazine we love to review novels from indie authors. L.A. Maciel is one of our writers and with her novelette of paranormal here’s what Kendra Hale had to say!

You Dead?

I love a good prequel don’t you? It always feels like you are seeing the inner sanctum and waiting for the alarms to go off because you are in a restricted area and the $*$* could hit the fan any minute if you are not careful.

That and you get this different view of a character or group because you get to see what in their lives causes them to behave the way they do or why they make the choices that they make. 

L.A. Maciel Author Picture
L.A. Maciel Author Picture

With this review of The Exorcist’s Apprentice: Town Of Pottersfield, I will be leaving it as spoiler free as possible as it deserves to be read. All that being said, let’s dive in!

The Book Of Life And Death

In The Exorcist’s Apprentice: Town Of Pottersfield, we get to meet Vida Braganza who has quite the secret she is hiding.

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An inherited trait that for her seems more like a curse, Vida has issues with death, as in dying, and seeing beyond the veil. After a crash, her life shifts and she starts to learn that secrets are everywhere and information is available for those who know where to look.

The Exorcist's Apprentice — Town of Pottersfield Novelette by L.A. Maciel
The Exorcist’s Apprentice — Town of Pottersfield Novelette by L.A. Maciel

Her Mother and Brother, Manuel, have her back and when an influence from childhood Father Mulcahy comes back into her life…the answers start becoming more clear.

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As her journey is truly only just beginning, and there are forces of darkness who want nothing more than to see her bleed, she has a hefty list of things to learn if she wants the upper hand.

Hopefully the answers she is about to get will solve the questions racing her mind as she is about to learn that satisfaction indeed brought the cat back again.

Conclusion

L.A. Maciel gives very vivid personifications for her characters and you can feel the love in her writing as they come to life from the written words. Her words give a hint of The Exorcist and took me to Tru Calling in outstanding ways.

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In her series the characters are the main focus and rightfully so as she spins a tale of humor, life, and a tinge of fear. For such a short story it draws you in and makes you that much more prone to ask, What’s next?

The Exorcist's Apprentice - Town of Pottersfield Prequel by L.A. Maciel
The Exorcist’s Apprentice – Town of Pottersfield Prequel by L.A. Maciel

You truly want to know what becomes of Vida and just where her story leads, what doors she opens in her search for understanding. I fully recommend a read and keeping up with the author for more!

About the Author

L.A. Maciel is a self-proclaimed writer and trier of weird things. A weirdo since that day she was born, she loves to try everything—except illegal things!

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She is proud of all her failures, and though sometimes she falls and becomes discouraged, she always gets back up. She has written multiple articles for Gothic Bite Magazine, an online magazine that concentrates on the strange and macabre, and is a contributor to The Pantheist Pagan.

L.A. Maciel — Author Picture
L.A. Maciel — Author Picture

She has published two separate short stories in two separate anthologies: Merry Krampus and The Gothic Grimoire —where this story was originally published.

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When she isn’t writing, she is watching Netflix with her husband, exercising, reading, or trying hard not to spew random and occult facts on unsuspecting people. 

Kendra Hale


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