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Thunderland [Kindle Edition]

Brandon Massey

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The stunning debut novel from the award-winning author of Dark Corner and Within the Shadows, now back in print . . .

Days after a devastating gale rips through his town and nearly takes his life, young Jason Brooks wakes up to a whole new world. His mother--once a neglectful, angry drunk--has given up the bottle to spend more time with him. His father--largely absent for most of Jason's life--is making an honest effort to mend his troubled marriage. And shy, self-conscious Jason has made friends--at last. The whole family is well on the way to recovery--and to finding the happiness that in the past has proved so elusive.

But then the nightmares start . . .

The stalker creeps into the bedroom. He bends down, slowly lifting the bedspread. He lifts it higher . . . and Jason wakes up screaming, his heart thudding in his chest.

And strange things begin to happen . . .

Cryptic messages appear on the bathroom mirror. Clothing flies about the room. The bed rises in the air . . . and thumps back to the ground. And always, in the distance, thunder roars . . .

Because someone--or something--is coming.

For Jason . . .

PRAISE FOR BRANDON MASSEY'S THRILLERS:

"An intense thriller . . . a wild ride!"
-Kevin O'Brien, New York Times bestselling author

“A razor-sharp thriller guaranteed to keep you turning pages well into the night. Start this one on your day off—-you won't be able to put it down.”
—Douglas Clegg, bestselling author of The Queen of Wolves and The Hour Before Dark

"The talented Mr. Massey has the rare knack of grabbing the reader early and not letting go. Massey knows how to ratchet up the suspense."
—John Lutz, New York Times bestselling author

“A taut, involving, and utterly convincing thrill ride.”
—Gregg Olsen, New York Times bestselling author

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 639 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Dark Corner Publishing (23 Sep 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0044DEM0S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #344,461 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars  70 reviews
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Twisted Thriller 14 Nov 2000
By "misslove" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Thunderland is a thrilling, twisted mystery with horrific ingredients that will make your hands tremble, your breath catch, and your heart hammer. As your mind races to keep pace with this magnetizing tale, you'll feel transformed into the terrifying pages of Thunderland.
A maniacal, sadistic creature has escaped from the sinister confines of the place where our nightmares occur. This evil essence taunts and horrifies the 12-year-old protagonist of the novel, Jason Brooks, threatening to devour all traces of the young boy's sanity.
With vivid words that elicit visual depictions of horror, and an edginess comparable to the most established horror/mystery authors, Brandon Massey paints a mystery of diabolical and calculating battles with a wicked, menacing entity that stalks Jason, his family, and his friends. Brandon seduces us with mischievous metaphors, graphic details, and a toxic storyline that will keep you magnetized until the last page.
Open Thunderland and enter the wrenched minds of these poignant characters maddened by grief, terror, and a seemingly unstoppable demented source of evilness. CAUTION: Read Thunderland with the lights on, doors & windows locked, and with someone in the room with you!!!!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Horror Thriller! 13 July 2001
By Yasmin Coleman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Finally, African-Americans who are fans of the horror genre can enjoy a book written by one of our own. Thunderland, a debut novel from Brandon Massey is a thrilling and suspenseful read. Beginning with the prologue the reader is deeply submerged into the world of Jason and his family. For the past 10 years, the Brooks family has been far from typical, in fact when referring to them D-Y-F-U-N-C-T-I-O-N-A-L should be spelled with all capital letters. Jason's father, Thomas, inherited the family business-The House of Soul Restaurant-from his father, Big George, 10 years ago. Since that time, Thomas has worked 7 Days a week, 16 hours a day to keep the business running successfully and in attempt to gain the approval of his demented father. Although Big George suffered a debilitating stroke 10 years ago and has since been confined to a nursing home he still manages to terrorize his grown son. Unfortunately, Thomas spends more time seeking his father's approval rather than nurturing and loving his wife, Linda and son, Jason. Missing the love that her husband fails to provide, Linda seeks solace from drinking and terrorizing their teenage son, Jason. Jason, at 14 years old is still a shy kid, who's easily bullied and doesn't have many friends. To console himself he shuts out his parents and seeks solace from his imagination and imaginary friend. One day, as Jason struggles to get away from his abusive mom, he suffers a tragic accident. As Jason recovers he realizes that nothing is the same. His parents commit to renewing their relationship for the sake of their marriage and him. However, a mysterious stranger invades their lives and the happiness that Jason and his parents hope to achieve is threatened. There doesn't appear to be an escape from this evil stranger or any guarantee that anyone will survive.
Thunderland is filled with adventure and action and is a cleverly crafted storyline. The storyline is riveting and compelling and will have you on the edge of your seat quickly flipping the pages as you anxiously seek to know what's going to happen next. Emotions run rampant as you read this book-fear, anger, and frustration just to name a few. The imagery is vivid and the characters and the scenes jump off the page. Fans of the horror genre will love this book and look forward to future books from this promising author.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down! 16 Nov 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is a terrific novel! I have read every author of sci-fi/suspense/thriller/fantasy that you can name, and Massey is definitely on his way! At one point, I stayed up until one o'clock in the morning reading.
I can't wait to get the author's next book!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Childhood Fears 21 Jan 2004
By Sebastien Pharand - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Brandon Massey's Thunderland is like opening a great, unexpected gift on Christmas morning. It's fun, thrilling and very, very entertaining. This book marks the debut of a bright new voice in horror fiction, one you will without a doubt hear from again in the near future.
Jason is a haunted by a horrible recurring nightmare. Then, he sees a message someone has left for him on the bathroom mirror: "Remember". And as if that wasn't enough, strange things began happening all around him and someone is stalking him. Who is doing these things, and why?
With his friends Shorty and Brains, Jason will have to try and piece the puzzle back together in order to get the answers he seeks, all the while trying ot deal with his parents' failing marriage and relationship.
This is the bare-bone version of the book. I've tried to keep the description simple and brief because giving too much of the plot would be ruining and very surprising and truly enjoyable read. Let's just say that the book also includes a paranormal man, an otherworldly dimension and a lot of mayhem.
This is truly a horror novel. Massey throws plot twist after plot twist our way, all the while maintaining a near perfect pacing and tone. Some iffy dialog aside, and a there is very little to dislike about Thunderland. The ending is solid, the characters dinstinct and realistic and most of the scares are nail-biting good.
This is the kind of book I love. It centers around kids faced with a greater-than-life situation, it has a great villain and enough imagination to fill three or four more books. Give this one a try. I guarantee you won't be disappointed. And mark Brandon Massey's name somewhere in full view, because he'll surely become a major voice in horror fiction.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 2 May 2001
By Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
FROM Vanessa Woodward, Journey's End Literary in NC:
I usually don't read suspense novels, but I am looking forward to another one from Brandon Massey. The way Jason and his friends dealt with the things that were going on was amazing. They had to handle all things themselves because they couldn't tell the adults. They were very brave. I started reading and had to force myself to put the book down. I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next.
-- Vanessa Woodward, Journey's End Literary Club
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