Our review......A dark and disturbing Apocalyptic Thriller that's been cleverly thought out and resonates with the inevitability of mankind's actions, by any stretch of the imagination Edmund Kelly has written an intriguing debut novel. Meshing haunting images with a complex multilevel story his narrative is embroidered with threads of death and loss as he takes the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and gives them a poignant contemporary relevance that reflects the times in which we live. It's an undertaking that might daunt the most seasoned of authors, but one which Kelly confidently manages with a level of social commentary that resonates long after the last page is turned. Page after page he certainly seizes and ignites our imagination with his characters astutely conceptualised. Always feeling authentic in the face of the horrors they come to face with Kelly orchestrating the distressing nature of fear as he delivers an increasingly sinister sequence of events that are genuinely unsettling.
Compulsively readable, Addiction & Pestilence, proves a strong start to Kelly's Slaying Dragons: A Journey through Hell series and one that bodes well for future releases. It is strongly recommended.
About the Author
My name is Edmund Kelly and I just recently published my first book titled, Addiction & Pestilence, which is a fast-paced, gritty, post-apocalyptic thriller. Addiction & Pestilence is the first book in my Slaying Dragons: A Journey Through Hell series. The series is a modern retelling of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Slaying dragons is an old term which means to overcome evil or defeat the devil. It also has a new meaning in our time, which means to overcome addiction to drugs or alcohol. Addiction & Pestilence deals with the wrath of the first horsemen who brings pestilence (plague) and each character has some form of addiction they must overcome as they try and survive the apocalypse. Please feel free to visit me at EdmundKelly.com or email me at email@example.com. I live in Massachusetts with my wife and daughters.