Book Review: Invisible Chains by Michelle R. Lane

A.E. Siraki, Writer

invisible chains book cover

Invisible Chains
Michelle R. Lane
Haverhill House Books
July 2019
344 pages
(Book cover designed by Errick Nunnally)

** Review copy received from the author in exchange for an honest review **

As soon as I read the description of this novel online, having come across it on Twitter, I wanted to tell the author: you had me at New Orleans and witches. Add to that a plantation, a historical southern setting, and Vodun (the West African tradition that became Louisiana voodoo), and you’ve got me hook, line, and sinker. The novel starts off in an interesting way with the protagonist relaying to the reader that a hurricane “nearly destroyed” the plantation on the day she was born.

I absolutely loved the design element of using a vèvè or symbol that represents the loa, or voodoo spirits, to demarcate scene breaks.

Image credit: Wikipedia, Erzulie

The protagonist…

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