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The Bank of the River Paperback – July 15, 2013
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From the Author
- The Bank of the River is the first book in The River series. Each book in the series is novel length (The Bank of the River is over 50k words) and can be read stand-alone.
- The order of the series, as of 8/8/15, is: The Bank of the River, A Haunting in Oregon, Ghosts of Our Fathers, Eximere, The Suicide Forest, Devil's Throat, The Diablo Horror, The Haunting at Grays Harbor, It Walks At Night, and The Cycle of the Shen.
- Residual is a free novella that takes place between this title and the next book, A Haunting in Oregon. Residual is free when you sign up for my email list at michaelrichan.com.
- I sincerely hope you enjoy this series. I have been blown away by the response. More titles in this series are coming!
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The story has a good set-up, but the feel is very familiar to those who've seen the "Supernatural" or "Grimm" TV shows. There are some rough spots with the characitures presented, especially that of the hard-nosed, rational skeptic of a son. Personally, my syspension of disbelief was broken at least once by character actions -- namely when the father, a tough figure who is the expert "hunter," has a misfire with his semi-auto and just keeps pulling the trigger rather than racking the slide. It's small things like this that cost the story one star.
The other star was lost because, while an okay action story, there really was little time and attention paid to creating an atmosphere of fear/horror. I couldn't buy the characters' fear because the author didn't create any for me. This element, while difficult to manufacture, is the key to successful horror.
My first Richan. Not bad. Written well. Fast moving and entertaining. Not overly fleshed out, so I am assuming it gets deeper character development as the series progresses. Looking forward to checking out the next installment.
3.5+ Amazon Stars.
I'm not really scared easily so I can't say this story frightened me, but I could see how it might some readers. I did enjoy the book though; it was a fun read!
All in all I really like the series and look forward to the next installment.
Then he gets his dad, Roy, involved thinking that he can set him straight. Things start to attack them both and Steven is truly faced with what does he really believe?
1St book in a very good series or can be read as a stand alone.
Pick this up!!!!