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The Flamboyant Demise of Henry Birkett [Kindle Edition]

Marie Nelson
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Albia grows colder every day. A ten year warning is issued. Ten years until the world ends. Many people accept their fate with good grace, many more seek the solace of oblivion.

Henry Birkett is being Watched. His offering to The Forgiveness has been accepted, but is his fate simply to die, or does another, more gruesome destiny await?

This is a prelude to The Infernal Odyssey series, soon to be published.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 159 KB
  • Print Length: 9 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E26AXF0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #572,979 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Marie Nelson was born and raised in Bolton in North West England. She has a passion for steampunk which can be attributed to her growing up surrounded by Victorian factories and British industrial heritage sites.
Marie is a graduate of the University of Cumbria where she studied Drama with Creative Writing.
When not writing she enjoys puppies, stop motion animation, films which use models instead of CGI, and video games.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A great read 30 July 2013
By JorKat
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A very easy book to read that keeps you wanting to read till the end, would recommend to anyone wanting a good short story to read, well done to the writer!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 14 Dec. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I would recommend to anyone who enjoys short stories. This does however leave me wanting more! Instantly captivating and over too soon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great little find 22 Aug. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved the title of this and decided to give it a try. Very glad I did. It's an atmospheric first-person narrative in the voice of a member of 'The Forgiveness' an organisation who offer 'clean deaths' to people afraid of the encroaching 'Big Freeze.' But the organisation has a secret motive too which becomes clear. There is a beautiful flavour of Victorian Gothic, and as you would expect from the title, a delicious hint of melodrama, but the execution is such that it works. My one criticism picks up on what other reviewers have said - I too would have happily read on, in fact it felt like this story could actually just be a taster/extract of something longer? If so, that's ultimately no bad thing because I would very much like to read more about this dystopian world. More!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed the short story 19 Aug. 2013
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Short but sweet, would recommend if you enjoy reading short stories or have 10 mins spare. Looking forward to next story.
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