Book Review: The Last to Fall by Glynn James

The Last to Fall (The Travels of Joseph Dean)The Last to Fall by Glynn James



My rating: 5 of 5 star




REVIEW: Fascinating and mesmerizing! The story keeps getting better and better.

Joseph Dean comes from our world, but he has chosen a mission in an alternative world when he finds himself with nothing left lose.

The author does another splendid job of storytelling as the narrator tells his son of his adventures across an invisible thresh hold to another world. These books that Glynn James writes know how to captivate my attention and pull me into the story. He does a fantastic job of painting a vivid picture of strange worlds filled with unusual creatures.

I highly recommend.

ABOUT: In 1926 Joseph Dean was just getting ready to hang himself when the man named Joshua stepped into his cafe and changed his life.
He made Joe an offer - one that would mean travelling through the door to another world to find something that had been lost for nearly two hundred years.
Joe would discover a lot more than that in the years that followed.

The Last to Fall is a Dark Fantasy novella of 20000 words and the first in the series of Joe's travels in another world.

For anyone who has read Chasing Spirits, this is a chance to hear a familiar voice once more.
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Book Review: Chasing Spirits by Glynn James

Chasing SpiritsChasing Spirits by Glynn James

My rating: 5 of 5 stars




REVIEW:

The protagonist takes us on a journey of an ordinary life filled with unusual and unexplainable events.

The writer does a wonderful job. This is the second book that I have read by Glynn James, and I am reading another of his work now. He has great way of telling stories in a diary type fashion that sucks you in.

I highly recommend his books to people that love the first person POV like I do, and for those that are looking for a different kind of read.

ABOUT:

There is an old man sitting in a bed on Angel ward, telling stories. He says he has to tell someone, because he is dying. He says he doesn't care if you believe the tales are true or not, because he is not sure that half of them ever happened at all. 

Reg Weldon claims that he has seen things that would make your spine shiver and your skin crawl. 

He claims a lot of things... 

"I was born four seconds before the strike of midnight, on the 31st December 1900. As far as I know that makes me the last person to be born in that century. My mother, god bless her soul, she may well have been the first person to die in the century that followed, because no sooner had I taken my first breath, than she took her last." 

The Memoirs of Reginald Weldon is a Horror Fantasy novel.

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Book Review: The Unwashed Dead by Ian Woodhead

The Unwashed deadThe Unwashed dead by Ian Woodhead

My rating: 3 of 5 stars




REVIEW:

If I could sum it up in one word – meh. It was your average slash and dash zombie book. The content wasn’t horrible, but I think the zombie story seems to be the same no matter what book you read. I personally am looking for something different and I just haven’t found it yet.

The plus side of the book is that it was action packed. Everything seemed to tumble right along, and I found myself looking at each chapter as if it were a short story. The gore and creativity of killing the undead was good.

The down side for me and my personal tastes: I couldn’t get a feel for any of the characters. There was a lack of a physical description for all of the characters, and it kept me from creating the image in my mind that would have me latching on to them. There were quite a few punctuation typos also that bothered me; I wasn't sure if it was just the download that I got or not. It made it difficult to read with missing quotations around dialect.

I think people who enjoy playing video games that pertain to killing zombies would enjoy this. There seemed to be an abundance of overzealous characters celebrating the apocalypse and the justified actions of killing people.

ABOUT:

In a rundown council estate in the North of England strange things are happening. The dead suddenly are not quite as dead as they should be......

A mysterious government body has decided to use the estate as an experiment. Things are out of control & now they need to eradicate all knowledge & existence of the estate

But what happens when a small group of survivors band together? Will they survive the apocalypse & triumph over the undead?

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Book Review: Ivory by Steve Merrifield

IvoryIvory by Steve Merrifield

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



REVIEW:

Everything is not what it seems.

I liked this book. It had a strange and unreal story to it, but it was combined with our reality. Being a painter I could find the obsession in the beauty that Martin had, but I felt his character was sort of distant from the reader. I believe it is because I prefer first person POV.

The story was original, and once Martin is aware of an alternative reality, it gets even better. I’ve said it before; if the writer can make my stomach churn, they’ve done a good job. When the final scene was played out it made me queasy.

Good job Steve Merrifield, I look forward to ready more of your writing.

ABOUT:

Martin Roberts has made a successful career from painting, but is finding that his creativity is slipping away - stifled by his family life. That is until he is responsible for running a teenage girl down in his car. Miraculously the girl survives, but stranger than her lack of injuries is her striking physical appearance; stark white hair and skin, and jet black eyes. Being mute her condition and background remains a mystery, but when a black blind man arrives to collect her from the hospital Martin learns that she is a prostitute and that he is her pimp. It should have been the last Martin saw of Ivory, but he finds that he is haunted by her look, she has stoked the embers of his creativity and he realizes he must paint her. He seeks her out in London's streets of vice, facing dangers of this world and another, pursuing an obsession that he learns has led to the deaths of countless others before him.

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Book Review: Diary of the Displaced by Glynn James

Diary of the DisplacedDiary of the Displaced by Glynn James

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


REVIEW:

Every once in a while I stumble across a book that is so unique and pure, that I cannot believe no one has heard of it.

Glynn James paints a strange and vivid world for James Halldon, but it’s not James’ world. James wakes up in a strange and dark land full of dangerous creatures, but with no memory of how he has arrived there. He takes it upon himself to keep track of his exploration of this new place, and his instincts of survival. Through his journey he finds that everything is not what it seems.

This book is strange and unusual, but I feel as though I broke out of a rut of the same old thing.

ABOUT:

There is a place where nightmares come true. 

A dark and terrifying place that is hidden from the world we know by borders that only the most unfortunate of souls will ever cross. 

James Halldon woke up in the dark, alone, without any food or water, and without a clue where he was. 

And it only got stranger. 

"Of all the places I had to end up, it had to be here." 

The Journal of James Halldon is a Horror Fantasy novel, giving a detailed account of his struggle to survive, whilst trying to understand the strange, dark, terrifying world in which he is trapped. 

If it's dark when you wake up, and you can hear growling, then close your eyes and maybe it will go away. 

But maybe it won't.

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Book Review: Stargazer: The Dark Instinct Series Book 1 by Miguel Conner

Stargazer: The  Dark Instinct Series Book 1Stargazer: The Dark Instinct Series Book 1 by Miguel Conner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



REVIEW:

This book puts the movie Daybreakers to shame. If you would like to know what really would happen if vampires ruled the world, you need to read Staregazer.

Stargazer is set in the future, after nuclear fallout brought on by vampires, to destroy a killer virus transmitted by human blood. I’ve never been one for science fiction, but I couldn’t put it down. This is what you have been looking for vampire fans. It’s time for a change, something new, and refreshing…and you can find it in this book.

It’s written from a vampire, Byron, POV as he assigned to single out the cause of human uprising against the vampire kind. He ends up finding out more than just the source of the uprising, but the source of his existence.

ABOUT:


Before The Matrix Trilogy, True Blood, Twilight, Daybreakers, Morrigan's Cross, and Blade there was only Stargazer-- the fountainhead of so many modern vampire and science fiction epics. 
Originally published as The Queen of Darkness(Warner Books), the classic saga has been rebooted, revamped and rewritten in its second edition to further take its place among the greatest vampire tales ever written. 


Five hundred years ago the Stargazers, let by their immortal MoonQueen, sparked global nuclear war, blotted out the sun, conquered the world, and rewrote history. Now humans are cattle whose blood feeds the master race, the glorious rulers of high-tech cities. And no one calls Stargazers by their true name. 
Vampires. 


Yet some impulse is stirring in the slave farms, an echo of a forgotten pride. Byron, a rebellious young Stargazer, is assigned to investigate the 'Warm One's--in other words, destroy any threat. But when a beautiful human shaman shows him unbelievable truths about his past, his origin,and his destiny, a vampire will discover that his immortal enemy is his living Goddess, The MoonQueen. 


"Conner creates an inexplicably touching hero both as man and monster." Publishers Weekly 


"For me, there are only two classic vampire novels: Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire…now comes Conner’s Stargazer which deserves so much of our attention for all the differences it brings into the genre." Science Fiction Chronicle 


"Classic vampire mythology redefined in the most exciting and original way. Science fiction at its finest!" Samuel Benavides, award-winning writer & director of Mansfield Path and Phantom Senses

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