Still in his twenties, Percy Callendar is one of the richest men in the world. In an attempt to find the future love of his life—and because he likes to have fun—he builds the ultimate haunted house and assembles a select group of men to go through it.
Sage Donovan, owner of a fledgling IT company, is the seventh applicant to receive an invitation. He figures completing the maze—something no one has done yet—will guarantee fame and maybe fortune, and he immediately accepts despite having a little problem with anxiety.
Witches, spiders, ghosts and ghouls are the least Sage has to deal with, because before the night is over, he will face his deepest fear, changing his life and Percy’s forever.
First off, I'm going to quote a fellow reviewer, Meredith King, "if The Bachelor was like The Haunted Maze I'd actually watch it!" If I hadn't seen her review I don't think I would have made the connection of the two, but it's not only true but it sums up this story better than I could ever imagine.
Percy Callendar comes across as your typical billionaire spending his wealth on what appears to be an frivolous extravagance of a house. We quickly learn what motivates this spending spree and although it seems a bit over the top, we eventually see more of Percy's heart through his inner monologues as well as his interactions with Sage and Richard, Percy's lawyer and friend. Of course, when we meet Sage Donovan, at face value he is the epitome of Percy's opposite. But as Sage finally begins his turn in Percy's maze, it becomes pretty obvious that not only is there an instant connection between them but that they aren't as different as we originally thought, with the exception of their bank accounts.
And as I have often said, I'm a fan of longer stories versus short story/novellas. My love of lengthy tales often causes me to dock 1/2 a bookmark off my rating but Theo Fenraven's story is unigue and intriguing enough that I just can't deny it deserves the whole 5 bookmark rating. This is only the second book of Theo's that I've read but it definitely won't be my last.
Theo Fenraven happily lives in south Florida, where it is hot and sunny much of the year.