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The Box (The Temple of the Blind #1) [Kindle Edition]

Brian Harmon
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When Albert finds a mysterious wooden box waiting for him in the driver's seat of his locked car, he has no idea that it will lead him on an extraordinary and terrifying adventure. Each clue he unravels leads only to more questions as he pieces together a map of the complex, subterranean system that lies beneath the city and the strange labyrinth hidden deep within. Can he discover the meaning behind the box? Or will the endless darkness and the things that lurk unseen within these walls swallow him forever?

Book one of The Temple of the Blind. 52,000 words. Adult content. Horror, dark adventure, suspense, mystery.

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About the Author

Brian Harmon is an author of horror fiction, suspense and dark adventure. He grew up in rural Missouri and currently lives in Southern Wisconsin with his wife, Guinevere, and their two children.

Product Details

  • File Size: 334 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1463616295
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Brian Harmon (April 6, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004W0JGCW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,337 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Adult Read July 23, 2012
I loved this story, it's mystery and horror keeps you wanting more, it has a bit of every emotion in it. It's not what you think it is, it's better, I'm already reading the second one and this is a set that everyone who enjoys Horror, should own.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dive into The Box- You won't return the same September 5, 2011
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Any time I read a book about a box, or where there is a mystery box involved, I hope that the author is not tyring to recreate or ripoff Clive Barker's Hellraiser mythology. Thankfully, that is not the case here. Also, whenever I read a book about a box, I hope that Gwenyth Paltrow's head is not inside. On second though, I hope it is inside, because that means she will never make another movie again. (If you do not understand this reference, go see the move Seven. Now.) Alas, her head was not inside the box.

But I digress...

I will start off by saying, so there is no confusion, that I enjoyed this book and fully intend on reading the rest of the series. It is an easy 4 out of 5 stars, and would be 4.5 if that was an option

I read Brian Harmon's The Box over the course of a day or two. It started out a little slow, but, in my mind, the best horror stories always start out slow. If you jump into a story without proper world building, something important is always left out. Fortunately, it doesn't stay slow for long, as the mystery of the Box is quickly introduced. Now, I am a child of the eighties and nineties, and the first thing I was reminded of as the two main characters, Albert and Brandy, begin to explore the mystery of the box was the movie The Goonies (if you haven't seen The Goonies, go see it. Now). Though Albert and Brandy are older than the characters in the movie, and though there are only two characters at this point instead of six, this is what I felt. At its most basic, The Box is a story of two people blindly exploring a mysterious, creepy world introduced to them by the Box simply because it is human nature to want to understand and unravel the mysteries set before them.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Horrific Adult Adventure Mystery! November 4, 2011
A thoroughly enjoyable read. At turns horrific, mysterious, thrilling, and arousing, this book is an adult adventure that deserves more attention. Brian Harmon has a compelling voice and writing style that begs to have a wider readership.

Wih one part The da Vinci Code, one part Indiana Jones, and one part The Shining, shaken well and stirred, Horror, Fantasy, Mystery, and Thriller fans should all enjoy this offering. Now on to book two!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars different! January 13, 2013
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This was an intriguing book, a good read, tho the ending was not what I expected........... Not sure what I did expect,but the ending was very different - its the only word I can use, without spoiling it for other readers!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it November 23, 2013
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I loved it, I really did...i'm SERIOUSLY becoming a Brian Harmon addict. I got REALLY discouraged when the story seemed to round about and it GNAWED at me that it just seemed so...unfinished...but in the end I get why it was done that way since this IS a series..and it did its job, I got the next book so...good on ya Harmon, you got me!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Got this as a free Kindle book. Started reading and was instantly hooked. . . so much so that I ended up buying the rest of the series. I could NOT put this series down - I didn't want to do anything else until I knew how it turned out!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Temple of puzzles April 19, 2013
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For all out terror and gore without the gore this book is it. It's the pinnacle of creepiness. It draws you in with the fascination of the abomination. And, of course, since it's book one it answers nothing. If you're a King fan this might well be to your taste. Curiosity will keep you reading.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Amazing March 28, 2013
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Do not start reading this book with preconceived notions about horror-suspense. You cannot neatly classify this book into one specific category. On the contrary, this story has a little bit of mystery, horror, adventure, even erotica. Which was my sticking point at first, because I bought this book in the thriller section.

Ahh fair readers, that was my first mistake, once I was passed that, I really enjoyed this story. It is HIGHLY original, and will keep you on the edge of your seat while biting your nails and turning pages. Don't try to guess where the story is going, you won't. Just sit tight and hang on for the ride. It's a great one.

Now...Off to buy the second book...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great read
Published 3 hours ago by james doyle
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A fun book to read, lots of twists
Published 1 day ago by patti freeman
5.0 out of 5 stars Download this for the plane, not the subway.
I'm looking forward to reading more in this series. Heavier on plot and setting than on character development. Read more
Published 5 days ago by PlannerK
2.0 out of 5 stars blah..........
Too long, too confusing, and too boring. Not his best work, not even close. I will not be reading the rest of this series.
Published 15 days ago by Wes Caldwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it and had to get the next book too see what happens!
Published 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Started out slow and didn't seem to go anywhere
Published 23 days ago by Carol Creason
3.0 out of 5 stars The box
Interesting premises got a little redundant I started to wander, how else would, should they proceed. I will probably read the next book.
Published 24 days ago by m davis
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book. Free
Excellent book. Free? Cool. Short but good. However, the story is so good you have to buy the next one. $2.99. No big deal. Short. The story forces you to bye the next one. $2.99. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Mitchell A. Wolfe
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This was a very well written original story filled with mystery, suspense and intrigue. The characters were realistic and fit together well in this unusual tale about a mysterious... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Julie Elizabeth Powell
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story!
Only took a few hours to finish this story, couldn't put it down! I've already gotten the next in the series and will probably be done with it in a few more hours
Published 1 month ago by Chris Bench
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Brian Harmon is a writer of horror fiction, suspense and dark adventure. He grew up in rural Missouri and currently lives in Southern Wisconsin with his wife, Guinevere, and their two children.

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