[Book Review]: Talisman by J.D. Oliva

We review the novella by J.D. Oliva which is a prequel to the Immortal The Wolf Stone Saga. Now available to reserve and obtain from the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform campaign available till Fri, May 6 2022 6:17 PM UTC +04:00.

Official Synopsis:

One family’s greatest secret is unleashed.

Five years after the death of her husband, Danielle Greywolf wanted a fresh start with her five-year-old daughter, Jennifer. While moving into their new house, Jennifer finds a mysterious talisman that once belonged to her father. Terrified, Danielle wrestles the object from the child, who accidentally channels a mystical blast that nearly destroys their new home. A mother’s worst nightmare has come true — Jennifer has inherited the same supernatural abilities that made her father a superhero.

Danielle tries to get rid of the talisman, but its awaking energy draws the attention of a super-powered killer— the same man who murdered her husband. When the mysterious Stranger arrives in town, he demands the artifact and takes Jennifer as collateral. Now Danielle must team up with her late husband’s former partner to retrieve the talisman before he unleashes a terrifying secret on humanity.

Can one young mother keep her daughter safe from the man she fears most?

Spoiler-Free Review:

Author, podcaster, filmmaker, comic writer and wrestler J. D. Oliva has been making supernatural action novels like The Books of Jericho series, Hawk Hollow, and Harvest Moon. This book is a prequel to the new project that has all the supernatural action horror in it but also combines superhero phenomenon along with magic which is the modern genre “Urban Fantasy”. This is all done in a way that’s believable and makes you enjoy it from the start to the end…   

The story starts with focus on a couple- Danielle and James Greywolf who are expecting a child and that’s when James tells Danielle about an artifact called The Talisman that radiates lights from it and gives supernatural powers to the person wearing it. As we learn more about the Talisman through the words of James himself, we realize that it is tied to the Greywolf family and now almost feels like a curse…      

This conversation was in 1999…. Now in 2005, we see a young girl aged 5 named Jenny with her mother Danielle and Danielle’s friend Kitty in the town of Hawk Hollow. James and the Talisman has become the past Danielle wants to forget and protect her daughter from but destiny had something else planned as a man with magical powers called ‘The Stranger’ starts to befriend Jenny so that he can get his hands on the family heirloom – The Talisman. James’ old doctor friend also appears out of nowhere and starts demanding the artifact. 

   These situations ultimately cause a lot of complications in Danielle and Jenny’s rather simple life which didn’t even start at the new place they just moved in. Danielle’s courage is tested as she fights not only people but eventually supernatural beings to protect her daughter at all costs while trying to figure out the mystery behind the Talisman..     

Writing style, editing and story make this an interesting read. The chapter structure focusing on the perspective of each character helps us to know the thoughts and personality of each one of them, which is the specialty of J. D. Oliva’s novels. The description of human relations, love, family, friendship, enemies, rivalry and also plenty of real life references make every chapter enjoyable. There are no swear words, no suggestive themes and very mild violence so this seems like a great read for the teens and above.   

 In conclusion, J. D. Oliva’s Talisman is a supernatural superhero action thriller that’s a unique story full of thrills, suspense, magic, and action that keeps you on the edge of the seat till the end! TALISMAN is an enjoyable book that sets the tone for the Wolf Stone Saga’s Immortal novel. If you like spectacular superpowers, explosive battles, and terrifying villains, then you’ll love J.D. Oliva’s epic tale.   

 Highly recommended to all action thriller fans!! 

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Our Review of Immortal, one of the books from the Wolf Stone saga:

[Book Review] Immortal: The Wolf Stone Saga by J.D. Oliva

More from J.D. Oliva-


Our Review of the Jericho Vol 5- “Warlock”- Book Review- The Book of Warlock by J.D. Oliva “X-Men meets the Purge” Action Thriller!

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Horror Book Review: J. D. Oliva’s “The Book of Jericho: A Supernatural Thriller”

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Our Review of The Devil’s Prayer Novel by J.D. Oliva:-

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Our Review of Hawk Hallow- A Halloween Themed Horror Novel by J. D. Oliva:

Horror Book Review: J.D. Oliva’s “Hawk Hallow” – A Must Read Halloween Themed Horror Novel!

Know more about the novel from the interviews with J.D. Oliva:

Interview: J.D. Oliva | Hawk Hallow: A Halloween Horror Story

Our Review of the Werewolf Horror Novel by J.D. Oliva:

Horror Book Review: “Harvest Moon” A Supernatural Werewolf Thriller Novel by J.D. Olivia – FREE Preview Available!

Interview: J.D. Oliva / Richard Clark | Harvest Moon

JD Oliva’s Kindle Vella Series- RED Sunrise – first 3 episodes free

Connect with J.D. Oliva:

Author, comic writer, filmmaker, podcaster, wrestler, J.D. Oliva has worn a lot of hats. His books include Hawk Hallow, Harvest Moon and the supernatural thriller series, The Books of Jericho. His comics, including Delgue, Red Sunrise and Shunned have won multiple awards. A co-host of the Superhero Speak podcast series, he’s also writes about professional wrestling in his free time.

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