The Night of Elisa - A Gothic Novel

Rated 3.75/5 based on 4 reviews
~ Corpse Bride meets Penny Dreadful ~ Join Elisa in this puzzling Gothic novella set in Late Victorian Era, between the world of the Living and the picturesque, melancholic Duskland. More

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About Isis Sousa

I am an artist; illustrator and graphic designer who writes on my free time. But with all the imagination I have running lose, there came some stories… And there came some books!

I am born and grown up in Brazil, however I live in Mid-Norway with my beloved husband, in a tiny valley surrounded by mountains and with very few neighbours.

When I’m not doing artwork and illustration for clients, I’m doing woodcarving, painting ornaments, painting artworks for myself, and so on. Love Arts, History, Heavy Metal and Dark things.

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Review by: deborah hammond on April 24, 2015 :
I really enjoyed this book. I loved Duskland. I'd live there if I was a ghost. It sounds like a wonderful place full of fascinating characters. I loved that Elisa got revenge on her evil husband. Lovely characters that played off each other wonderfully. It was masterfully written and illustrated. Great read.
(reviewed 7 months after purchase)

Review by: Elaine Tordecilla on Oct. 22, 2014 :
The Night of Elisa tells the story about a kind and brave woman whose identity is somewhat a mystery at the beginning of the book, and who is helped by a peculiar group of people, with no apparent relation to each other. As the book progresses, we find the answer to most of the questions that the story brings up, and we get to know the backgrounds of the main characters.

I'm giving this book a 4 out of 5 because I really liked it. It was a little dark/creepy sometimes but very enjoyable and despite the fact that the end was sort of predictable, it still makes a great book in my opinion. The only complaint I have is that I found the novel too short, and now I want to know more about everyone in it. I'm looking forward to read more from Isis Sousa (a very good writer, even though she keeps insisting that writing sucks)
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)

Review by: kasumii on Oct. 19, 2014 :
to begin with,if i had to say one thing about this book is that it was full of originality.
the plot,the characters and the setting were all very interesting.it felt of course as if many questions were left unanswered and to tell you the truth i would really want to know what happened to the other characters of this book.
the writing was good though a bit dramatic at times but i liked it and since it fit the story,the mood and the concept i cannot say i have many complaints.
as far as the romance is concerned,i have to admit that even though it was insta-love it evolved well
all in all,The Night of Elisa - Illustrated Edition was an interesting and enjoyable read.and i really liked the illustrations
but it really made me have mixed feelings.most of the times i didn't know what i should actually feel.
so my actual rating is somewhere above 3.5.
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)

Review by: Melinda Brasher on Sep. 25, 2014 :
I read the first chapter of this as a stand-alone short story, but now it has turned into a novella, continuing with the characters’ lives.

The story has a nice otherworldly atmosphere, reminding me a little of fog-enshrouded Victorian England. I found a bit of awkwardness in the writing: stilted internal dialogue, point of view shifts, overly dramatic word choice here and there, etc., but it was edited pretty well. The plot felt “told,” since much of the action had already happened, and we didn’t really live it with the characters. However, it was nicely creepy how everything came together, and the drawings throughout the book are beautiful: deceptively simple and rather haunting.

Warning: one drawing of an unclothed woman.

*I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review*
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)

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