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Thanatos Rising Kindle Edition
|Length: 88 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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The story follows the memoirs of Harry Chesterton and is set in the present day and age, exploring the big question of what happens after we die and how much of us is left behind. The idea of the soul leaving behind a footprint after it has gone is not a new concept but the way in which this has been written is quite clever and engaging. The method of telling the story by way of memoir was an excellent idea and only helps make the entire experience flow, adding a nice amount of suspense and life to the tale.
Even though it was only a novella there was plenty going on and a real depth to sink your teeth into. The ending was not a complete surprise to me but then maybe that was because I have already encountered Mr Blightey in Prior’s other work and so had preconceived ideas of how this would finish; not that I was disappointed in anyway because of this though. In fact the only let down for me is that I cannot find book two of Harry Chesterton’s memoirs anywhere, so get back to your attic Mr Prior and start digging around, I want to read some more!
The book starts with a letter to the reader from Chesterton which had me immediately hooked. It then shifts into intimate first person narrative with evocative descriptions and revealing POV thoughts.
The story unfolds smoothely, always moving forward in a succession of odd encounters and discoveries until Chesterton is faced with an impossible choice.
The language is rich and varied, the pace and tone masterly. This is my favourite of Prior's books, a tour de force in gothic horror fused with dark science and fantasy.
The end is literally a new beginning that left me dying to read the next installment.
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Mr Prior really knows how to tell a good story. Hopefully this will be the start of another enjoyable series. Looking forward to the next whenever it appears.Published 7 months ago by PhotonQyv
This is a somewhat bizarre and interesting tale told by a protagonist who reminds me of a slumming Laurie Taylor (Radio 4's sociologist host of Thinking Allowed) who appears to... Read morePublished on 15 Dec. 2011 by M. Jolliff