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Fall Leaves and the Black Dragon [Kindle Edition]

Erik Gustafson
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Imagine the horrors of growing up not knowing who you are. When Liam was six, he survived a devastating fire, a horrific past that won’t leave him alone.

Literally.

Secrets that should have burned away long ago haunted him for years and ruined his childhood.

Demons want him dead.

Voices beckon to him in the night.

At the brink of insanity, Liam heads back to confront the ghosts of his past and gain control of his life.

Every step of the way something evil is trying to stop him.

This dark coming of age journey reveals a truth more horrifying than the huge fire he lived through as a child.

A truth that threatens many lives.


What people are saying:
“Top marks to the great imagination of this author!"

"I truly love the storyline of this novel"

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 553 KB
  • Print Length: 231 pages
  • Publisher: Apparitions of Terror Publishing (11 Feb 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004NIFPBO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #724,497 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
In the vein of Stephen King's Stand by Me, Erik Gustafson tells a coming of age tale that is sure to tug on your heart strings as it's sending a chill down your spine. When little Willy was six-years-old, he was caught in a fire with his friend and neighbor while playing with matches. That was the first time he had a vision. From that moment on, Willy's life was never the same. As he grows, he is tortured by visions both during the day and at night. He has nowhere to turn and no one to help him understand. He does have support, though, in his best friend Kenny. Oh, what a loyal friend he was! Together, the two boys decide to try to put an end to the haunting once and for all. They take a road trip that ends with such a dramatic climax that you are sure to be stunned, frightened, and a bit on edge.

A beautiful tale, one that made me pity poor Willy, especially when he tried to explain to his parents. There was just the right amount of suspense to turn the pages, enough tension to keep you on the edge of your seat, and just enough creepiness in there that you will never look at toy soldiers the same way again. Definitely a worthwhile read!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Read! 2 Nov 2011
By Guerra
Format:Kindle Edition
Follow Willy on his journey to overcome a childhood tragedy; a tragedy that has left him traumatized and haunted. Haunted, not only by his memories of the event, but also by a black dragon that might not be all in his imagination. Watch as he grows up but can't shake the hauntings or the screwed up memories. As a young man fresh out of high school, now Liam to his friends and family, he needs to find answers to that terrible night.

The author does a masterful job of getting the reader to flow with the story; the reader becomes one with the characters. He doesn't drown the reader with too many characters or places; each piece to the puzzle is memorable. He adds just enough twists to the road to keep the reader hooked till the end.

Mr. Gustafson, has a way with throwing a good scare your way, leaving you with an increased heart rate and a "what the" on your lips. On my list of recommended reads. Overall, this book rocked.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great ending 4 April 2012
By Sue Owen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I had a hard time getting into this story. At first it seemed like the normal (if there is such a thing as normal) boy meets world type of book. As the book progressed it became apparent that was not the case. At first I thought most of his `dreams' were symbolic and I was just about to put the book down and send the author a note saying I was sorry but this wasn't the type of book I first thought and that I couldn't review it for him.

However, as I made my way further into the book I realized I was very wrong. And I got hooked on trying to figure out the mystery along with the characters. Typically I don't devote this much time to a single book because I have so many I've committed to reading, but there was something about the characters that kept bringing me back.

Maybe it was the sense of mystery from the beginning that kept gnawing at me to figure it out, I don't know. I do know the story is very well written and the end is more than suspenseful and definitely becomes a page turn about half way through. But don't neglect the first of the book, either, because you have to read that part to know who to champion!
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps you on the edge of your seat 22 Feb 2011
By Kris10 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
When I first started reading this book I thought it was a coming of age story of a young man with issues. Little did I know that it would turn out to be a scary, keep you on the edge of your seat story. My mom and I both read this and thought it was wonderful! I couldn't stop reading! I would recommend this to anyone of just about any age.
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dragons and Ghosts and Fear, oh My! 6 Nov 2011
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I do believe that Eric Gustafson outdone himself with this book.

It kept me in rapt, on the edge of my seat attention.

There are only three main characters, Liam/Billy/Willy, Kenny, and Rich. Granted, Rich is dead, but he's still a major character.

You never know weather any of this is real, or psychological. Whatever it is, is awesome.

I HIGHLY recommend this book.

P.S. You may not want to play with Little Green Soldiers anymore either.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read 3 Nov 2011
By LINDA RAE BLAIR - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I enjoyed this journey with Willy. The story is well constructed and certainly keeps the reader glued to the spot. Willy suffers the world's worst day and nightmares and is forced by his own unwillingness to discuss them and the embarrassment they cause him to stifle his problem. It is sad to think that a child had no where safe to turn--until Kenny! When Kenny comes into the story, the friendship between these two misfits is heartwarming and solid.

However there are one or two things that took some of my personal enjoyment out of it. There were quite a few editing issues that should have been caught (many small words missing, usually articles or adverbs that stilted the reading for me). It was also comma-starved. But these issues tend to catch my attention more than the average reader and definitely should NOT keep one from enjoying this story.

It has its gripping moments, it's humorous moments, periods of frustration with the lack of understand from Willy's parents. Don't want to create a spoiler, so I'll just say that the ending was a surprise to me. The author tied up all the loose ends.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Read 2 Nov 2011
By Guerra - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Follow Willy on his journey to overcome a childhood tragedy; a tragedy that has left him traumatized and haunted. Haunted, not only by his memories of the event, but also by a black dragon that might not be all in his imagination. Watch as he grows up but can't shake the hauntings or the screwed up memories. As a young man fresh out of high school, now Liam to his friends and family, he needs to find answers to that terrible night.

The author does a masterful job of getting the reader to flow with the story; the reader becomes one with the characters. He doesn't drown the reader with too many characters or places; each piece to the puzzle is memorable. He adds just enough twists to the road to keep the reader hooked till the end.

Mr. Gustafson, has a way with throwing a good scare your way, leaving you with an increased heart rate and a "what the" on your lips. On my list of recommended reads. Overall, this book rocked.
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