Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Shadow Falls: Badlands by Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff

Official Blurb

After a condemned ex-soldier cheats the gallows and wakes to find everyone in a small Texas town dead and his jail cell door wide open, he begins a cross-country journey to follow his nightmarish visions of mankind's end. But as he searches for a way to stop the coming apocalypse from happening, he soon discovers that what lays behind destiny's door is a darkness beyond his control.

My Review

The first thing I shoudl point out is that this is the second in a series and I haven't listened to the first part. I Only realised it was part two as I listened to the last section. I didn't realise that I was in part two because it you didn't need to know what came before!

This story is part horror, part mystery, part adventure. The author has created a story that jumps back wards and forwards through time to tell a mysterious story of horrific people and dark powers. It's very cleverly done. Sometimes as the author takes us forwards opr backwards in time it can take you a breath or two to catch up and this blends the differn't parts into a mystery that hooks you.

This story primarily set in the old west when people still used muskets and pistols that used black powder, but does go further back into the earliest days of the settlement.

Pretty much everyone in this story is a nasty piece of work, and they are often making sure you know it, with bullet, knife AND teeth!

This book is not for those with a weak constitution, but does have a pacing and mystery that will keep you glued to the ear buds.

Reading 2/3
Production 2/3
Story 2/3

Total Score 6/9

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