The Moneylender Of Levantine

Rated 4.00/5 based on 4 reviews
A murderous, greedy and diabolical moneylender named Barteloc Strathin discovers there might be a way for him to live forever. He sends his manservant on a quest to acquire it.
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About Jacob Mossberg

Jacob Mossberg is a native of Norway. He holds a bachelor degree in electronics engineering from Oestfold College. Before he decided to become an engineer he has worked as a bartender and bouncer, salesman and he spent 2 years as a fisherman on a long-liner. He has worked with prototyping of mobile hydraulics and ROVs. He has recently, as of 2015 entered the world of fiction writing. He is married and have a 7 year old daughter. When not writing he plays the guitar.

He has as of September 2018 gone back to writing after an almost 3 year hiatus. He is the kinda guy that appreciates a review whether it be good or bad. He believes it makes him a better writer...

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Review by: Michelle B on Aug. 11, 2016 :
A strange story, but a good one.
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Review by: James Jenkins on Sep. 25, 2015 :
Not overly good, bad or original. A pleasant read but not overly engaging.
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Review by: James Hold on Sep. 1, 2015 :
Gruesome little tale about a couple of bad guys. To say more would spoil things.
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Review by: Dick Grimm on Aug. 24, 2015 :
With a little editing and a little help with English, this could have been a five-star story. Jacob Mossberg sets a dark mood from the very beginning of the story. I had confidence right away that the ending was going to be good, and it was. A lot of authors can't sell me from the beginning that their story is going to be worth reading. Mossberg did, and he didn't disappoint.

While I was reading the second half of the story, one question started bugging me: Why? Why was one character in particular behaving the way she/he did? I wondered if Mossberg had written a longer story, perhaps he would have gone deeper into that character. But at the very end, Mossberg made good use of that character's motivation.

I knew right away that, from the very first page, that Mossberg was not a native English speaker. That may throw off some readers, but with his dark fairy tale story, his voice seemed appropriate. If you're the kind of person who can't stand someone using "it's" when the author should use "its", you might find this story hard to get through. But I personally was able to ignore that and just enjoy the story.

Mossberg really rewarded me in the final page or two. But throughout he maintained that tone of a dark fairy tale that I found very readable. I'll definitely be reading more of Mossberg's work.
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