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The Reaper's Game--A short story [Kindle Edition]

John Grover
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The Reaper’s Game--a short story.

Adam was not just your average serial killer. He was the best. A perfect killing machine—at least in his own eyes. Not a soul escaped the touch of his blades. Adam was on a mission, thin the herd, rid the world of the weak, the useless, the inferior and he enjoyed his work, excelled at it despite the pride and arrogance. Something’s been watching Adam with great interest however and its tired of being mocked. One night IT rises up to challenge the serial killer, an evil far greater than himself, evil the likes he has never seen. Will he play its game? Tonight, Adam has no choice but to play…to the end.

The Reaper’s Game is a preview story from the author’s upcoming collection Creatures and Crypts due out in late December 2011. Creatures of the living and the dead gather in a volume of over 70,000 words to stalk their prey…humans. 20 stories set the scene for a cast ranging from the Grim Reaper, shambling zombies and restless spirits, to unimaginable monsters that only inhabit the shapeless darkness and the author’s imagination. Join them as they wreak havoc on their unsuspecting victims and celebrate with a victory dance in the pale moonlight.

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  • File Size: 92 KB
  • Print Length: 13 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: (December 10, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006KTI3M2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic gruesome horror with pause for thought May 8, 2012
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Taken from the author's Creatures and Crypts collection, The Reaper's Game by John Grover is a satisfyingly gruesome and scary tale of man vs. Death.

A murderer who considers himself the perfect killing machine, better even than death, is challenged by the ultimate foe in this tale. A mad battle ensues with computer graphic precision and scares through every doorway, but this enemy's playing on his own turf, and how can death be vanquished?

The story builds to a satisfying (though grisly) denouement that might leave you wondering, just who is on whose side. A classic horror story, macabre, intriguing, and skillfully imaginative, the Reaper's Game is an enjoyable introduction to this prolific writer's short story collections.

Disclosure: I was lucky enough to find a free ecopy of this story
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More About the Author

John Grover is a fiction author specializing in Horror, Fantasy and Sci-fi. He resides in Massachusetts and completed a creative writing course at Boston's Fisher College. He is a member of the New England Horror Writers.

Some of his more recent credits include Frozen Stiff: A Zombie Novella, The Song of the Ancestors fantasy series, Best New Zombie Tales Vol 1 by Books of the Dead Press, Epitaphs: Journal of the New England Horror Writers, The Vermin Anthology, The Northern Haunts Anthology by Shroud Publishing, Wrong World, The Silver Blade, Alien Skin Magazine, Aurora Wolf and more.

He is the author of several collections, novellas and novels including the recently released If God Doesn't Show-an apocalyptic, Cthuhlu mythos novel published by Permuted Press. Please visit his website or his facebook author page for more information.


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