- File Size: 2570 KB
- Print Length: 43 pages
- Publisher: CHBB Publishing; 2 edition (March 31, 2013)
- Publication Date: March 31, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00C4O12PM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,084,835 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Beyond The Red Door: The Soul Seeker (The Demon Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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The author did a wonderful job at slowly building the tension. I was creeped out long before anything actually happened because of how much time was spent building up the backstory and explaining why it was such a horrible idea to have a party at the abandoned Starke house.
I would have liked to see more attention paid to why Jesse thought it was a good idea to summon a demon in the first place. He seemed to be a smart and cautious guy in other areas of his life, so I was confused by his obsession with this topic and how casually he approached it. Had there been a little more information about this, I would have easily given this book a much higher rating as I enjoyed everything else about it.
The twist ending caught me by surprise. It wasn’t anything like the first part of this series, but it fit the tone of the whole thing very nicely. I especially liked the fact that there were a few parts of it that reminded me a lot of what happened in The Red Door. While it isn’t necessary to read this series in order, including references to previous events like that was a nice touch for those of us who have read book one already.
If you’re in the mood for something that’s a little gory and very frightening, Beyond The Red Door: The Soul Seeker is a good choice.
originally posted at long and short reviews
James’ mastery of the short story is obvious to those readers fortunate to have been introduced to her craft. In a matter a few pages she is able to conjure an atmosphere that challenges the reader’s courage to enter past the initial page, and the manner in which she quickly sketches lifelike characters and draws us into their interactions with the challenges they encounter is masterful.
THE DEMON SERIES of which BEYOND THE RED DOOR is the second volume demonstrates James’ mastery of the short story. In a brief 43 pages she sets the seed for the eight part series. The entire Demon Series will cover centuries, the second volume opens in California in 2012.
James’ synopsis covers the story well ‘Fifty years to the day Max Jensen walked into the Starke house, Jesse Miller is throwing a party. Jesse wants to go down in high school history as the kid to remember. Only problem is, he may just get his wish. If he thought throwing a party in the long abandoned house of a serial killer would do it, then he would be right. But what happens that night at the old Starke house isn't something you want to remember...not if you ever want to sleep again. Performing a mock ceremony to raise Starke from the dead proves to be a mistake of monumental proportion. And by the time Jesse realizes he is in over his head, he must now worry about keeping that same head on his shoulders. What would you do if the only way out was to go Beyond the Red Door...into the very mouth of hell?’
Knowing that the series continues makes the mystery of part 2 a very exciting continuation and growth. E.H. James is a master writer. Grady Harp, December 17
Picking up where book one leaves off, Beyond The Red Door delves deeper in the story behind the Starke house and the circumstances behind Max's disappearance. While people assumed that he left his entire life behind, we all know that Max wasn't the type to walk away from anything. He'd play by the twisted rules set before him in order to ensure his continued existence.
The house claimed its next victim from the moment Max walked through its doors, intent on becoming more than the inanimate object it should have remained. Though most might assume that the characters introduced within this story are the ones telling the story itself, we have to give credit where credit is due. The Starke house is the one pulling the story's strings, a sure fact the author makes sure to show with every turn of the page.
Not everyone believes in the paranormal, but there are a good many in life who do. It is possible for malicious entities to take full control of a place and manipulate it in such a way that it's hard for people to set foot in it. I know because as a child I used to live in such a place. The spirits inhabiting that place did everything possible to drive us out. I still don't know how my family and I survived there for as long as we did.
Delving deeper into the secrets of Starke house, Beyond The Red Door opens the reader's eyes to what it's like for a malicious entity to thirst for a life that was promised to it. Spirits are just like us. They yearn to live a life that's been forbidden to them so they do everything possible to slip into that very realm. For Max and the others, the house and the entity that lives inside its walls took control of the situation from the moment they set foot inside. What will become of the place as time goes by, we'll truly never know. Not until we dive deeper into the rest of what this series has to offer.
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There wasn't as much horror and suspense in this one as this is the conclusion to The Red Door.Read more