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Acolyte Paperback – 26 Jul 2015

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Product details

  • Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (26 July 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1515235831
  • ISBN-13: 978-1515235835
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,299,891 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

“I could sit here and tell you that I always aspired to be a writer, that it was all that I wanted to do as a child. But I’d be lying. Writing found me at the point of my life that I needed it most, only when I had more to say and better stories to tell.”

Growing up in Basingstoke in the late 80s/early 90s, Chris’ passion belonged to the world of American professional wrestling, pop music and classic British comedies such as Only Fools & Horses and Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em. Rarely did he find that he had the patience or inkling to read a book. But even at a young age, his imagination was growing, even it was in the form of acting out the scenes of his own movies or wrestling shows that existed only in his head and lived through the boxfuls of action figures scattered around his bedroom.

His love for music over the years has merely provided the soundtrack to what was going on in his own little world.

Life took Chris through secondary school (obtaining impressive grades in English, Art & History amongst others), into college and eventually to Staffordshire University where he studied for and achieved a degree in Psychology and Sociology. Along the way he met Marie, the love of his life, when he was only sixteen, and taught himself to play guitar (with the silly hope of one day becoming a rock star).

After graduation, Chris left the urban sprawl for a more peaceful country life and moved to Devon. Carrying on from part-time jobs he had held during his college and university years, Chris carved out careers in the retail and logistics fields. Unable to properly settle professionally, he started to believe that there was something missing in his life as his creativity started nibbling away from the inside.

Chris and Marie married in 2010, and in 2013 he faced some huge changes. He became a homeowner for the first time and at the end of that summer, he discovered that he was to be a father. To twins, no less. Life suddenly became very real.

So much so that he decided that he needed to write things down, to give his children something to read one day, to show what effect their imminent arrival was having on him and to give them an idea of the kind of person he was at that moment. So he decided to write a diary documenting his journey into fatherhood. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Acolyte is the first book in The Wildermoor Apocalypse trilogy.

The story flicks between the year 1684 to more present day.

Wildermoor holds a secret that has spanned many centuries and I have to say I enjoyed reading the story that was set in two different time scales.

The parts that are set in 1684 especially made for an extremely dark and creepy read. Through the authors description of the woods and the caves, I could easily visualise for myself the surroundings that some of the characters found them selves in.

Acolyte is essentially a horror book yet the storyline goes deeper than that. The author gives us just enough to whet the readers appetite yet teasing us as there is obviously so much more in store for us in the next two books.

A must read for any horror fans that love a strong storyline along with their scares and thrills.
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I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. Next to “all things crime”, my second favourite genre to read is horror, so I was really pleased when I was asked to take part in this Blog Tour and review Acolyte.

When the book started out I was not sure what I was going to make of it. My interest was piqued but I was not hooked immediately. The reason for this is that the religious undertones had me thinking more of Dan Brown than Stephen King….what a mistake that was!

The horror element crept up on me slowly but when it hit…I was hooked! The book can be quite gory in parts, and if you are a ‘visual reader’ like me–I tend to picture the story in my head as I go along–there will be times your stomach may do a few turns!

The book was descriptive in all the right places. Despite the gore, you could feel the coldness of the underground caves, see the mist, be enveloped by the darkness. I loved how eery it felt at times and mixing the past with the present made the whole feel even more creepy than I thought it would.

I also thought the characters were well developed. You almost felt a part of the story as each element of the past and present intertwined. There were times I did have to stop and think about what was happening and to whom but for me, that just drew me in even more.

How did I know I liked this book? That was easy…when it ended I knew I had the read book 2! I really enjoyed this writing style and look forward to what happens next in this series.

I definitely would recommend reading this to anyone who enjoys horror with a twist!
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Acolyte is the first book in The Wildermoor Apocalypse trilogy.

The story flicks between the year 1684 to more present day.

Wildermoor holds a secret that has spanned many centuries and I have to say I enjoyed reading the story that was set in two different time scales.

The parts that are set in 1684 especially made for an extremely dark and creepy read. Through the authors description of the woods and the caves, I could easily visualise for myself the surroundings that some of the characters found them selves in.

Acolyte is essentially a horror book yet the storyline goes deeper than that. The author gives us just enough to whet the readers appetite yet teasing us as there is obviously so much more in store for us in the next two books.

A must read for any horror fans that love a strong storyline along with their scares and thrills.

Many thanks to the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Acolyte is the first book in the Wildermoor Apocalypse trilogy.
A big thanks to TBC and the author for allowing me a copy in exchange for an honest review. I awarded four stars as I found it took me a while to get into the story and get use to the switching between the years throughout. I also found that I had to concentrate throughout this story otherwise I would miss a part that was major for the plot. BUT once I got into the story I could not stop reading. I devoured this story in 2 days and really enjoyed it, its very different from what I would usually read but surprisingly I loved it. It is written well, fast paced and i found it addictive. Parts were a bit ‘brutal’ with very descriptive horror parts that I found grim but that to me is what makes a horror GREAT! I just thought I would warn you. Anything I did find confusing was cleared up by the ending which explained all and finished on a cliffhanger (dun, dun, dun..) But I get the pleasure to now read the second story (and review) in the trilogy which I am going to dive into right away… Would highly recommend this trilogy so far.

Acolyte is perfect for readers who enjoy a spooky suspense, mystery, fantasy and horror. I would recommend to read it in day light though and not alone in bed at night, I didn’t risk that one this time. Enjoy, I did.
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Firstly many thanks to Chris for allowing me to read this in return for my honest review.

We begin this story in 2001 in Wildermoor with Colin who appears to be suffering from paranoia or is he really seeing a ‘monster’! While drawn slowly into his situation I figured this was going to be a mystery/thriller novel. Wildermoor gives the impression of being very bleak & it becomes apparent it holds many secrets. Just as you think you know where the story is going you get transported back to 1684 .. the writing is very descriptive & the sense of foreboding begins.

Who is the Reaper .. what are the eyes .. you are cleverly taken on a journey between the two time periods, lots of characters to explore all the time sensing the murky depths of the caverns, the pit & the woods. What evil lurks around the corners linking all the folk together? It soon transpires that it is a mix of mystery/horror/fantasy .. enough to suit all tastes .. it moves along at quite a pace with plenty of action, not for the light-hearted. There is a smattering of romance which enables the reader to connect with the sweeter characters.

This is the first in a trilogy so the ending ramps up to leave you wanting more, will the secrets be revealed or what other direction can the next instalment take … I’m keen to find out! Keep an eye on this author this was an excellent début novel.
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