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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
I'm probably not your typical Brant Danay fan - I'm not real fan of hardcore horror, blood and guts but I'm glad I gave this one a try as it is something quite different.

Sure, it is full of gory horror but there is much more to this work than that. For me, Danay is a rare thing these days, he seems to have really carved out each line - his text scares, challenges and has you reaching for the dictionary in equal measure. Be warned - this book will make you work for it but the like any successful book, the story entices you in.

On the subject of story, if you are interested in any kind of deity or mystical being - chances are they are in here. It's as if Danay took everything humans have ever written about the gods and threw it up in the air. He obviously knows his stuff well and is very clever in how he weaves it all together.

So, I won't ruin the story, only include my favourite line to give a flavour. "Portions of the Necrodelic's entrails were impaled upon the spikes of Drelei's stegosaurus tail.."
You get the idea...

In summary, there are guts a plenty but I still think this is essentially a literary work. If Poe and Lovecraft were around today, I'm sure they would be interested in this genre of work, that is as long as Danay didn't chop them up to use their blood as the evil ink for writing his latest tale.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on December 13, 2011
This book's demented, visionary imagery is like a prose analogue of the artwork/design/'vibe' of 90s adult sick & Satanic horror comics, like those published by Verotik. Polysyllabic in extremis, with a coruscating vortex of bizarre, infernal neologisms, it is almost stupidly intense and relentless, always hovering on the borderline of unintentional(?) self-parody - and sometimes verging over the edge. Monsters, fiends and cosmic demons war-on in a vile necroverse of qliphothic, polymorphically perverse filth. Unmissable!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I came upon this by searching "Free Horror Titles for Kindle" in Google and clicking "I'm Feeling Lucky". As such, I had very low expectations for this title. I'd never heard of the author before, and a quick click on his name shows he hasn't published anything else of significance before or since this title.

Well, Brant, are you listening? Don't make this your last book!

This book is a bit disturbing in all the right ways and has a rich narrative that keeps your eyes on the pages for longer than you planned. Let me just go out of my way to say that the story is even secondary to the writing style. One might argue that the book is a bit overwritten; every single line of prose is a work of literary art. The book itself reads like an epic poem. It's full of similes, metaphors, etc., all with a decidedly dark tinge and tone.

When I first started reading I groaned and went "Oh God, let's see how long this jerk can keep this up." As the page turns went on and on (on my kindle), the groans turned into fascinated grunts. This guy's literary voice is unparalleled. I'm not prepared to say he's the best writer I've ever read, not at all, but he certainly is distinct, and not in a bad way. The writing is very high level, but the funny thing about it is that it's very easy to read. The word choices aren't all that advanced, save for all the made up words that require some guesswork to figure out, and despite his descriptive nature with obscure word choices and writing patterns, you won't find yourself clawing for a dictionary all too often. His style is surprisingly approachable.

Let me just say that I'm officially looking forward to the next book by this author and I hope there are many more to come. I don't know this publishing company, but I'll keep my eye on them as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 10, 2011
Don't get this if you are a child.

Don't get this if you are offended by demons, violence, graphic sex and drug use.

Still here?

THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!

I've been reading for about 35 years of my life. I have never, and Jetpack means never, read anything at all comparable to this story.

The characters are evil. Pure evil. And it's wonderful to read. The levels of violence are astounding. The author has drawn on so much to weave together a believable story and characters.

I'm also glad that there are no people. The focus is on the demons, as it should be. Really looking forward to the follow-ups.

The only minor complaint at all is that the author is a touch wordy. But that's a minor quibble.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on November 8, 2011
This book is beautifully and lovingly written, with vivid descriptive style that for the most part borders on poetry.

The imagery is gory and over the top, but there is no trace of humour, in fact the book has a very sombre mystical or religious tone. Far from being traditional horror, if the imagery were not so bloody or carnal it would be a New Age genre novel.

I would have preferred the book to be a bit longer and fleshed out, especially with character development as I greatly enjoyed the characters and the world the author has created.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on April 25, 2011
I have to say, the style in which this book is written is just as morbidly fascinating as the content. I probably shouldn't have enjoyed reading it as much as I did because it is the most grotesque, gory, violent, blood-drenched thing I've ever read, but it is also the most refreshingly imaginative, intriguing, well-paced, action-packed, full of fantastic descriptive imagery, incredibly plotted thing I've ever read too!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on November 1, 2010
Fresh from the Severed Press stable, this is a new author you won't want to miss.

Not for the faint of heart, Brant Danay takes you on an extradimensional journey through the pits of evil into places your mind never sought to experience - but I mean this in the best way possible.

Amazon.com actually was originally going to ship this one in a lead box, but I hear these days it's packed in a severed head - have fun explaining that one to UPS!

All in all, a dynamite horror read - it certainly explores some of the more 'out there' concepts in contemporary horror, and the originality of the work is my favourite part.

At the end of the day, a 5/5 on the horror scale - but then again, the devil made me do it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 1, 2012
A dark world with no limits and no remorse. Pain, suffering and dreams are fuel to feed lustful addictions.
" I would die for dreams" and devouring those dreams the crimson world begins to die. I love this book & the writing.
This is not the typical horror novel. The writing is like dark poetry so fluid and colorful. Definitely recommended for those who embrace their dark side.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 3, 2012
My three stars may be misleading. This was a great book. The author was almost poetic in every line he wrote for his detailed, and I mean detailed, depiction of the scenes. I literaly have never read anything like this before. The most evil beings ever imagined are in this book, with the Devil being this universe's God. The Messiah of Death character is easily the most fascinating. He has destroyed entire civilizations and will never stop.... Now here's the reason for the 3 stars. This is a series of books, not sure how many. So there was no closure at the end. Also, his battle with his nemisis Omnius Rex gets predictable. Since they battle maybe 10 times in the book it gets repitative. With how pathetic Omnius Rex is versus the unstopple Messiah of Death there was no need for any more than one.
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on March 19, 2014
I started reading this book about two years ago when I bought, but I gave up in the first pages because the book was too gore and intense, and seemed that was written under the influence of drugs. Recently, I came back to it and managed to finish it. It is not a bad book. Basically the story is about a strugle for dominance of the Universe by three ArchDemons. The style of the author is unique on his descriptions of the tortures and weird environments of the demons. It is shocking sometimes, and it has a lot of repetition, but if you do not mind terrible descriptions of tortures and explicit language it is a readable book. But I still think the author either has mental problems or is a drug addicted, because his visions are really disturbing.
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