I'm writing a novel. Bascially, it's about four friends that are travelling around together and bump into an old Yoruba drum that the rumour says is cursed. Their goal in the story is to get rid of this curse, because it affects some of them and makes things very dangerous by the end. The setting is mainly going to be on a Greek island. There are going to be a few different charachters involved; a greek woman, who is the one buying this drum. A hippie/gipsy woman from Austria, a little bit crazy and very untraditional (dreadlocks etc) who is the one that picks up this drum for her Greek friend. Then I have a Scottish street musician, an African guy from Tanzania, an Australian girl and another Scottish girl, plus a British psychic medium from London and his colleague, who is a crazy Haitian voodoo / witchdoctor. Some different, and original people, I know. The idea about this cursed drum is that it originally belonged to the Yoruba people in Nigeria, but was stolen by some white intruders in the 1800's sometime and brought to Europe. The drum was being used by the Yoruba people for religious rituals which actually involved sacrificing humans. When the drum was stolen, the Yorubas put a curse to the drum, so that if you start playing on it, it gradually possesses your mind and makes you do things that you never normally would do. The last owner of the cursed drum became mentally ill from playing on it, and is now stuck in a mental hospital because he sacrificed his wife. The drum also has hundreds of spirits stuck to it, the spirits of all the people that were sacrificed back in the old times. The British psychic medium and the Haitian witch-doctor are trying to get rid of the curse in the drum, but are having a lot of trouble since the curse is very strong and all these spirits are kind of attached to it. Some of the friends start to play on the drum, and they gradually become addicted to playing it and affected by the drum's curse. The British medium gets seriously ill after having been in touch with the drum, but the haitian voodoo man cures him. Gradually things develop more and more seriously, and in the end the group of people split, so that some of them have to fight for their lives against the people who are affected by the curse. I am not totally sure of how the final battle in the story is going to happen, but in the end the curse is removed and I think the drum is taken back to Nigeria, where it belongs. So, does this seem like a story you would find exciting to read? Any tips or comments?