Devils Glen Pdf Summary Reviews By Matthew Speak

Devils Glen Pdf is a Horror Mystery Thriller Novel By Matthew Speak. It is the First book in the Bettendorf Tale series.

Devils Glen Book Summary

Welcome to Bettendorf. At first glance, it seems like a typical Midwestern town, but take a closer look and you might be surprised.

High schooler Jack Davies sees the darkness coming; he lives with it. Cold voices call out from the closet door; dead hands reach up from under his bed. Although he doesn’t know it, Jack wields a great power.

Now, a smooth-talking preacher has come to town promising freedom and redemption for all who follow his words. But like Jack, this preacher has a secret. Those who heed his call find themselves pawns in his plan to awaken an ancient evil, long ago imprisoned in the dank caves of Devils Glen Park.

With the help of a widowed police officer, a babysitter, and a mysterious spirit called Ava, Jack must find the truth about his hidden power in time to battle the dark forces that have descended upon his town. If he fails, our world will be cast into darkness forever.


About Matthew Speak Author of Devils Glen Pdf Book

Matthew Speak
Matthew Speak

Matthew Speak Author of Devils Glen grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa, within sight of the Mississippi River. He earned a degree in Theatre Arts and a pre-law certificate at St. Ambrose University, in Davenport, Iowa. Eventually, he moved to California, where he appeared on stage and in a few short films before seeking his special education teaching credential at California State University at Northridge. In addition to writing and teaching, he is a co-host of the Cinescare Horror Podcast. He lives in Burbank, California, with his family and their beloved dog, Rosie.

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Devils Glen Book Reviews

Montzalee Wittmann
August 5, 2017

Devils Glen (Bettendorf Tales #1) by Matthew Speak is a kindle scout book. It is a teen book and speaks the teen language well. It has creatures, horrors, suspense, all teen age based. The group of kids seem likeable and adventure/action right down the alley for teens. I liked it but I think teens will like it more than an adult. I don’t think it is a re-reader for adults. Too many things repeated in spots, I would remove some things. But a pretty good read esp. for teens.

April 16, 2017

First off I want to say that I love the cover of Devil’s Glen. The art is pretty and magical looking. I also love the feel of it. That might seem like a weird thing to mention but it has a grippy feel to it that makes it easy to hold.

I really liked Devil’s Glen. The characters were likable and the dialogue of the teenagers flowed nicely. The author didn’t make them sound too adult or go overboard in trying to make them sound trendy. The story of Devil’s Glen was a bit of an odd mix but somehow it worked well together. I’m very interested in seeing where the series will go.

There were some characters that I’d like to know better (like Leo) and others that I’d like to see more of. Particularly Opus and Maximus. I’m really hoping they show up again. I also liked that characters weren’t brought up and then dropped. Matthew Speak did a great job of keeping track of his characters and relating them to each other in natural way. I really liked the friendship between Jack and Randy. I loved the character of Jack as well. He’s very believable as a teenage boy in the situation he’s in.

I also liked the chapter titles in Devil’s Glen, some of them were pretty funny. I particularly liked ‘The Misadventures of Jack’s Lap’ and ‘Lupus Ex Machina’. It shows an awareness of the tropes he’s toying with and using to great effect, for the most part.

There were a couple of things, though, that didn’t quite make it a 5 star read for me. They were minor and easily fixable. One of the major ones was for as often as the dialogue was great and flowed naturally, there were parts that were very melodramatic. There was an overuse of the ‘mystical speeches’. Such as, “You will know when the time is right” kind of thing. A few I don’t mind but the book was cluttered with that particular cliche. There were also a few parts that seemed a little…weird but they were minor. Received from the author for an honest review.

October 30, 2017

I had to pick up this book up because it was by a former Quad Citian writing about my hometown. And the descriptions of the area did not fail to bring a smile as I read of places that I had known growing up.

Jack Davies is a regular high school kid who has a dark secret that makes him not so “regular”. In this version of Bettendorf some really hellish forces are gathering and Jack is right in the middle of it what’s going to happen.

I enjoyed this book but would have liked more details about Jack’s abilities, since this is the first in what is supposed to be a series could have focused on Jack and further books branching out to the other characters. For me it seemed liked the ending was crammed with perhaps too many happenings and Jack was a bit lost in the finale. I am curious to see how this will end.

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