William Todd Rose The Realms of the Dead: Crossfades and Bleedovers

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Discover Crossfades and Bleedovers, a pair of dystopian novellas in the same vein of Stephen King, Joe Hill, and Dean Koontz. From an author who “never lets up” (Publishers Weekly), this gripping ebook bundle features a nightmarish hellscape that will be heaven for horror fans.   There’s only one thing standing between humanity and the dark forces of the supernatural: the secret agency known as The Institute. The organization depends on regular guys like Chuck Grainger, a Recon and Enforcement Technician who guides tormented spirits into the next life. From an office deep underground, Chuck projects his spirit into Crossfades, monstrous realms where the souls of the dead, unable to move on due to fear or anger, devise macabre tortures for themselves and one another. He’s always been able to leave his work behind at the end of the day—until now. Because Chuck’s work is coming after him.   Praise for William Todd Rose   “If you like your horror with more than a tinge of the surreal, then [Crossfades] is sure to appeal to you.”—Examiner.com   “Rose never lets up when it comes to disturbing concepts. . . . [Bleedovers] has a lot to offer those who love their horror.”—Publishers Weekly   “Rose has a gift for creating believable science fiction worlds that are wrought with real, and even imagined, dangers around every corner.”—Savvy Verse & Wit
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    The Realms of the Dead: Crossfades and Bleedovers
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    misspider

    13. January 2016 um 08:16

    This edition collects the two novellas 'Crossfades' and 'Bleedovers', however the second story follows the first one closely, so it feels almost like reading a novel. While the concept of the book was very intriguing: after their death, some people get trapped in a realm somewhere between life and death, creating their own reality. Specially trained employees of a secret institution journey into those 'Crossfades' and help them take their final step into the next life. However, on one such mission Chuck Grainger encounters someone who is everything but lost - a serial killer who purposely created a sinister universe where he intends to eternally torture the souls of the dead. The second story is about a poltergeist-like ghost that threatens Chuck's life not only in his dreams, but also in the real world. Is it the serial killer taking revenge? While I enjoyed the unusual premise and original ideas, I felt unaffected by the events and somehow unable to build a connection to the characters, but I can't really explain why. Writing, character building, plot - everything worked together nicely, but I wasn't really drawn into it. Still, a very unique and interesting book. (I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review)

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