John Eyre: A Tale of Darkness and Shadow

Written by Mimi Matthews
Evaluate by Ok. M. Sandrick

In 1843, John Eyre leaves his place as a schoolmaster in Lowton, England, to change into a non-public tutor for a pair of younger boys residing at Thornfield Corridor in Yorkshire. Beset by guilt and remorse after the suicide of his good friend Girl Helen Burns, and suffering from what he calls megrim complications, John is trying ahead to residing and dealing within the distant location in addition to having the possibility to rekindle his ardour for educating.

Upon arrival, he’s struck by oddities—the storm that all the time threatens however by no means arrives, the mists that tackle ethereal shapes, the black canine legends. Notably uncommon are Stephen and Peter, his unusually pale and silent college students, and Mrs. Rochester, the peripatetic mistress of Thornfield.

This retelling of Charlotte Brontë’s basic Jane Eyre shouldn’t be alone. Different iterations have modernized the story, reworked it right into a graphic novel, supplied Rochester’s perspective, or positioned Jane in locations exterior of England. However in bestselling writer Matthews’ palms, John Eyre presents new twists and turns.

The e-book supplies an attention-grabbing tackle the timeless story not solely by switching Jane to John and Mr. to Mrs. Rochester. It additionally weaves in components of Gothic suspense and superstition. The ambiance is appropriately moody and disquieting. The storyline emerges progressively, constructing drama and stress. Characters, even minor ones, are complicated and memorable. Language is Brontë-esque, making the reader really feel she or he isn’t just turning the pages of a knockoff however really getting into Charlotte’s world. John Eyre is a stellar addition to the Eyre household of fan fiction.


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