5 stars by Readers Favorite
“There’s a whole world of creatures on this side… I can show you everything, if only you invite me in…”
Emily Hunts had no idea the Devil was hunting her when she first met the dark figure in the enchanted garden. He seemed friendly enough. Besides, she was eleven. Now that she’s grown, and nothing’s happened to her, she sees no reason to be alarmed. No vampires or demons have ever come for her. All she’s ever seen are spirits and shadows, fairies and dead witches, and the occasional unicorn or leprechaun. Nothing too frightening, yet… Still, her adopted mother and everyone she knows seem to think she should be hidden away behind protective enchantments forever. Even her childhood friend, who's just returned from the tracker academy, won’t let her out of his sight. Then something happens that changes her mind.
“…fairies, vampires, witches, wizards and demons…mermaids, The Seer has it all…in a story line that continuously unfolds to something new.” – Amy Raines, Readers Favorite
“…mythical beings, spirits and shadows, creatures…legends and fears...secrets, fear, truth, revelation, and magic weave an enchantment over the reader to keep them turning page after page…” – J.J. Simmill, Readers Favorite
“…it reminded me of The Phantom of the Opera…an epic magical adventure into darkness…I’d highly recommend The Seer to dark fantasy fans everywhere.” -K.C. Finn, Readers Favorite
“…tense, almost frightening atmosphere… It is magnificent. The Harry Potter -esque air of magic is somewhat tempered by traditional Wiccan elements such as goddess worship and…Samhain…a tense YA Urban Fantasy…” – Caitlin Lyle Farley, Readers Favorite
“Loved The Seer can't wait to read book two.” - S. Neal
“Loved it...could not put it down.” – D
“I loved this book! … all the way to the end, riveted my attention. I didn’t want to put the book down.” - J. Russell
“…your story is amazing.” -L.W. “Oh my gosh! I love this story so much.” - L.B.
I love to see all sides of a thing, and a person. The imperfect one is my favorite. And aren’t we all? I live to adore these flawed characters. Which might explain why my villains are so often the most cherished by readers.
5 stars by Readers Favorite!
“I’m really excited about the whole thing…it strongly reminds me of Phantom of the Opera… The magical world is fascinating and interesting, the Red Veil is a good twist...and the characters are all wonderful players. [There are] so many mysteries in this story that one wouldn’t even begin to know where to start untangling them…it’s a good start to the series…a really evocative piece of fiction.” – P. R. Bunke, Editor
Reviewed by K.C. Finn with Readers' Favorite:
"The Seer: The Other Side of Red is a work of urban fantasy fiction written by author A.R. Curtis. Focusing on the darker side of the modern fantasy genre, our story follows heroine Emily Hunts as she is chosen to develop her powers of sorcery. Although this is an exciting opportunity, the motives behind her tutor’s actions are truly sinister, for he is a deep, dark, powerful creature who has been beguiled by Emily and fallen in love with her. As her powers rise, he will be forced to unveil his many secrets and bring her deeper into his world of magic and the darkness of the night.
The Seer is a stylistically beautiful work, full of colors, images, sounds and textures that really bring the creepy and romantic elements of the tale to life. Plot-wise it reminded me of The Phantom of the Opera, with the young promising apprentice and the dark master guiding her as his obsession with her slowly grows. However, this is a plot which was handled tactfully and didn’t rush into the insta-love of so many dark romances these days. A.R. Curtis crafts a lush narrative that weaves in a strong and convincing lore of magical powers, as well as a mythology of darkness and ‘the other side’ that was very exciting to read about. As the first in a series, I think this book could be the start of an epic magical adventure into darkness, and I’d highly recommend The Seer to dark fantasy fans everywhere." - K.C. Finn