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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Collector by Mathias G. B. Colwell BOOK REVIEW

The CollectorThe Collector
by Mathias G. B. Colwell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Phillip was born into the Guild, and for the past twenty-five years he has been a Collector. It is his job to keep everyone on earth safe from the creatures they don't even know exist. The Collector is set in the old-world, the image of the 1800's comes to mind, at a time when the creatures of myths: vampires, werewolves, fairies, trolls and such are true. Most of the world has no idea, but the Guild has existed to keep the creatures that start causing problems in the human world in line. Phillip and his partner James are just about to leave New York for England with a load of prisoners, when a high ranking Guild member sends Phillip on a collection, alone. Something doesn't feel right, and it only gt worse from there. Phillip finds that things are not ass they seem, and someone is trying to start another Great Transformation. He must team up with an unlikely source to hunt done the person and put a stop to it before the world is thrown into turmoil. Mathias G. B. Colwell does a wonderful job of combining adventure, mystery and fantasy into a wonderful tale.

From the title alone, The Collector sounds to be a dark mystery, but in reality it is a much more friendly and enjoyable story. Phillip is a Collector, it's a job, to collect those who are harming society. At the same time, Phillip has some struggles with his job, he is starting to wonder if it is all for the best. He struggles with coming to terms with the mission of the Guild and what it has become, and what he wants to really be. Mathias G. B. Colwell takes the fantasy of the creatures, adds them to old world society, throws in a mystery and some soul-searching and comes up with a wonderful little book that would appeal to all ages and genders.

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