Page of Buckets

(3 customer reviews)

Let’s have Clown fun!

More than six years have passed, and unknown to Mary and Darrin, the Circus Tarot has rebuilt itself, tempting their young daughter, Susie, with the delights inside the cards. They return to World Circus to rescue Susie from its denizens to find she is content being a Clown with no desire to leave the enchanting land.



November 2018 RRBC Book of the Month
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Let’s have Clown fun!

When their six-year-old daughter, Susie, announces she wants to go to the circus, World Circus’ uneasy memories fill Mary and Darrin. Mary would never admit that she still thought fondly of the charming place, while Darrin wants to forget it ever existed. Susie becomes obsessed with circuses, going as far as creating a makeshift tent in her bedroom.

Unknown to Mary and Darrin, World Circus knitted itself back together from scraps of paper and greeting cards stuffed into a box with the only remaining Circus Tarot card, Hanging Clown, which Darrin had kept as a memento. Ace of Buckets visits little Susie while she sleeps, giving her visions of the circus to entice her into the clutches of World Circus.

When Mary and Darrin return to World Circus to rescue Susie, they learn she is a Clown, but not just any Clown. She is the Page of Buckets, an imaginative, creative Clown with a flair for maiming and torturing her victims. Soon, Mary and Darrin are seduced by the impulsive world’s charms, drawing them tighter into its grip.

Additional information

Weight 10.9 oz
Dimensions 5 × .5 × 8 in

Kindle, Softcover

Category ,
SKU bf004

3 reviews for Page of Buckets

  1. 4 out of 5


    Set six years after the first book the lives of Mary and Darrin have returned to normal and the horrors of World Circus have become a thing of the past. They have a daughter and life couldn’t be better. However when their daughter, Susie, starts to show an interest in going to the circus her parents can’t help but be fearful. Surely it’s just a normal childhood interest though rather than anything more sinister? Of course not!

    Once again Mary and Darrin must venture into the terrifying world, this time to rescue their daughter. The only problem is Susie is having a wonderful time and “clown fun” is harmless… isn’t it?

    While this maybe didn’t have the same unexpected impact of the first book I still really enjoyed it and another trip into a crazy, scary world of the characters from Circus Tarot.

    And yes… I am looking forward to reading the next one!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Woodruff

    Killer Clowns – What more could you want in a Dark Fantasy book? Loved it! Now, I gotta read the first one.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Karen Black

    The story revolves around a deck of circus themed Tarot cards that comes to life. It confuses dreams with reality for those who are affected by its power and some become a part of the deck and therefore a part of the circus. And what is a circus without the clowns? Oh, yes. There are clowns. Though an actual Tarot deck uses the four suits of swords, cups, wands and pentacles, the author’s deck contains buckets, poles, foils and tokens. The author’s Page of Buckets can be “creative and imaginative” or can “maim and destroy” and is characteristic of both, as one of the main characters in this horror story. If you have a knowledge of the Tarot, the numerous characters will be more easily followed.

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