After winning a huge award journalist Mason Rhimes finds himself having some very vivid dreams. Having his boss offer him a month off Mason decides to take the time to go visit his father across the country. While there Mason’s dreams continue to plague him and he begins to see that the dreams seem to be prophetic but he doesn’t know what to do about them.
When the Owl Sings is a debut novel by David C. Maloney. I wasn’t too sure on what the book would really be about and decided to take a risk to see if this would be one I’d like since it was categorized as a mystery/thriller and sci-fi/fantasy and I’m a huge fan of mixed genres in books and wow, I’m glad I did pick this one up.
The book starts off going back to 899 A.D. in the middle of what seems like a game of something similar to soccer that ends with a human sacrifice. That beginning certainly grabbed my attention, but then we jump to 2017 to meet Mason with his dreams then onto finding out that there are going be terrorists involved in this plot.
All the twists and turns starting out this book may seem a bit jumbled and maybe even a bit random but trust me, in the end this turns into an intricately wound read that I couldn’t put down. The world building in the story was excellent giving the reader just enough to want to continue on and find out how everything being introduced could possibly end up being related.
Overall, definitely a book that I would recommend checking out, an amazing debut and would look forward to reading more by this author.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.