The Coven Conspiracy

Horror, Mystery & Thrillers, Science Fiction & Fantasy

By Youngblood Hawke

Publisher : Telemachus Press, LLC

ABOUT Youngblood Hawke

Youngblood Hawke
I began my unorthodox life at an early age. As a teenager still in high school, I applied for and received a mineral concession from the government of Venezuela to search for gold in the jungles near Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall. Prohibited from going to Venezuela because my  More...



Joanna was running, mile after endless mile of running. Panting. Screaming. The black-robed man was behind her, gaining with every step! It seemed the faster she tried to run the slower her legs moved. She was now running in slow motion, agonizing minutes passing between each step, and the man was gaining, until he was only a step behind her! Then his evil hand grabbed her hair, which was blowing behind her in the wind. She heard herself screaming, and it was for real, not just a dream now. Hands were clawing at her face tearing her flesh! She jerked away and opened her eyes. She was alone. It was a dream.



But something was wrong............terribly wrong 



My ex-mother-in-law who grew up in Hampshire in rural England told me a story from her childhood that inspired THE COVEN CONSPIRACY. The time was the mid-early 1900's and the countryside consisted of small villages, huge green open fields and forestland. An old lady whom locals believed to be a witch, lived alone in a cabin deep in the woods. It was told by the locals that the witch was a shape shifter, and could turn into a fox. Once when my mother-in-law was a teenager, she and a friend were in a wooded area across from an old stone church, surrounded by a six-foot high rock wall and a heavy black wrought iron gate. My ex-mother-in-law said she saw the old lady walking along the road toward the church. She and her friend stayed hidden. She said the old woman stopped in front of the wrought iron gate, then began a transformation. Her head began changing shape and her body contorted toward the ground, her hands changing into claws. When the transformation was complete, the old witch had shape shifted into a fox. The fox squeezed between the vertical wrought iron rods of the gate and trotted out of sight behind the right side of the stone wall. My ex-mother-in-law said she waited a long time, but neither the fox nor the witch reappeared. She swore to me this story is true. Do I believe it? It's hard for me to believe. Do I believe my mother-in-law? Yes. Years later I married her daughter at that old stone church. The first thing I noticed when I walked through the gate was, on the right side of the church in the direction in which the fox disappeared, was a graveyard.

5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Splendid! 
Proper grammar, flowing and descriptive prose, a solid plot, strong character development and an unexpected ending are all elements needed for a novel to deemed a great one. Hawke has masterfully succeeded in incorporating all of these elements in "The Coven Conspiracy". I'm often left with an "Oh well" impression when finishing a novel, even those penned by best selling authors of our day. In the case of this book, I must admit I literally had chills and goosebumps when I reached its climactic end. It was that good.
Len Cenotti
The Coven Conspiracy  : I haven't enjoyed a book this much in a very long time. The characters are very likeable and Youngblood Hawke's style of writing made me feel as if I was there with them. GOODREADS REVIEW: by Len Cenotti Youngblood Hawke is a grand storyteller.
Good read January 23, 2012
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This book is a really good and quick read. The author has a gift for drawing you in and keeping your interest. The characters are very engaging and the writer's style is excellent. I also liked the fact that the plot moved swiftly, without awkward fillers...I loved the book and definitely want to read more of the author's work! He did a great job at providing an ending which wasn't completely predictable, and that is always a great surprise for a book lover. I'm hopeful that he will write a second book to finish Joanna's story.
Enjoyable Read, January 18, 2012
This review is from: The Coven Conspiracy (Paperback)

This is my first time reading a novel by Youngblood Hawk, and I must say that I really enjoyed The Coven Conspiracy. The premise is this: a young artist, Joanna, revisits a secluded cabin outside of a small mountain town to be alone to paint to her heart's content. However, immediately upon entering the town she finds the townspeople unwelcoming and strange. Undaunted, Joanna makes a few friends who help her acclimate to the mountains and she begins her work. Things take a frightening turn when Joanna is visited by a coven of witches, who are the subject of local foklore and the objects of fear in the small community. The Coven Conspiracy follows Joanna on her journey of discovery... of her surroundings, the townspeople and, ultimately, of herself.


5.0 out of 5 stars Creepy Good, June 5, 2011
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This review is from: The Coven Conspiracy (Kindle Edition)
The Coven Conspiracy is a well written novel full of spine-tingling moments. It kept me on the edge not knowing what would happen next. And the ending was a surprise...not the usual see it coming from a mile away ending.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Coven Conspiracy was thrilling, October 12, 2011
This review is from: The Coven Conspiracy (Kindle Edition)
This book was written with suspense in mind. Intriguing to say the least as you read through wondering what will happen.

To say that the ending was sprung as a well designed surprise is putting it mildly. Youngblood Hawke took a conspiracy of witches, an old town and a scary forest and put it into a story of secrets, betrayal and years of fear.