Scarlett, bearer of The Sacred Blade Of Profanity for nigh on three hundred years, untouched by linear time, unhindered by the confines of space, nevertheless has grown weary. The ancient dagger, crafted in sorcery over eight thousand years ago, requires the blood of the profane to sustain its power. Scarlett has killed scores over the centuries and will continue for as long as she possesses The Blade.
Her chance meeting with young Dera, an 11 year old mute from the outskirts of town, throws both of their worlds into chaos, as Scarlett returns to the busy town of Mills Wall, to complete a failed attempt on her most elusive target to date. Could this child be the downfall of Scarlett? The demise of The Sacred Blade Of Profanity? Dark and troubled times are all that is foreseeable for both Scarlett and the mysterious little girl. Indeed for all of Mills Wall.
In The Scarlett Curse, author Toneye Eyenot creates a tale of fantasy and horror that I didn’t want to put down. Scarlett has The Sacred Blade of Profanity and has used it to kill for over 300 years. One day, she drops the dagger and 11-year-old Dera picks it up, and what happens next changes both of their lives forever.
Although it’s true that horror is and always be my first love, fantasy comes in a very close second. The Scarlett Curse combines both into a tale that provides the perfect introduction to this author’s work. The character development in this book was fantastic, despite it coming in at around 50 pages, and there’s enough action and blood to keep the most extreme horror fan satisfied.