- File Size: 731 KB
- Print Length: 276 pages
- Publisher: JournalStone - Trepidatio Publishing (June 23, 2017)
- Publication Date: June 23, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XVSX6BX
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #679,490 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Mitch has been caring for his niece, Sophie, since her mother left over a year ago. When she tragically dies, his world is destroyed.
Suddenly, Deceased children rise up and return. Mitch now has Sophie back, but of course she’s different.
This is not a point A to point B book. MacLeod has put together a tight but very complex story with issues of religious fervor, political fallout, prejudice and fear all being covered. The characterization is full and complete, they are real people with real issues. They are not action film ‘kickass heros’ nor or are they one note hysterical horror film parodies.
This is a wholly satisfying read that will challenge you. By all means, BUY THIS BOOK!
The story is about a young man who is willing to take on the role of parent to his niece, but then all hell breaks loose, she dies and then... yup folks dead children, including this one, come back from the grave. The rest of the story is an emotional roller coaster and I honestly couldn't put it down. MacLeod is a newer voice in the horror community and I hope he doesn't go away. He is an amazing writer. I hope to read more of his work.
COME To Dust is one of his best yet. So heartfelt and so tragic, you feel the same since of loss as Mitch does in this story of the death and resurrection of a beloved child.
I cannot.adequately describe this book, you simply need to read it yourself.
Please make a point to read the afterword. Bracken, once again you have completely nailed it!
Last year, I got to read Bracken MacLeod's Stranded, sixteen crew members of the Arctic Promise who become ice bound under strange circumstances. If you haven't read it, you should. It's one of 2016's better reads.
Bracken's new release, Come To Dust, is even better. Children die. It's horrible when it happens, but we read about or hear about such tragedy every day.
Bracken beautifully captures the grief of laying a child to rest...
"Although green AstroTurf had been draped down to cover the bare earth sides of the hole, there was no imaginable way to disguise the fact that they were lowering a child into a grave. There was nothing loud enough to dispel the silence of a dead child."
Mitch LeRoux is taking steps to get his life back on track after a stint in prison. He's not just doing it for himself, but also for his niece, Sophie, who's been his ward ever since his sister took off with her drummer boyfriend.
I'm pretty sure you can see that things are not going to go well for Mitch, but that's not what Come To Dust is about.
The story unfolds at a blistering pace. I won't reveal all of its secrets. Those are best discovered in the process of reading the book, which I hope you'll do.
This is a powerful story with highs and lows and more than a few surprises. In many ways, Come To Dust is about second chances. It also shines a light on ignorance, and fear of those who are different. Very much a tale of and for the times in which we live.
Come To Dust is published by Trepidatio Publishing, a division of Journalstone, and is available in both paperback and e-book formats.
From the author's bio - Bracken MacLeod is the author of the novels Mountain Home and Stranded. His short fiction has appeared in several magazines and anthologies, including LampLight, ThugLit, and Splatterpunk, and has been collected in 13 Views of the Suicide Woods. He lives outside of Boston with his wife and son, where he is at work on his next novel.
Come to Dust is a zombie novel about a put-together family that centers around a child. And it's heart-wrenchingly good. Why? Because the Bracken MacLeod put the work in. He didn't assume the reader is going to feel for the father just because he acting like a father. Mitch is a character with depth, including deep flaws and only a certain amount of courage. But he's doing the best he can, and sometimes, that might not be enough. He's flawed, close to broken, completely human.
Mitch's relationship with his unofficially adopted daughter Sophie is the engine that drives the story. Their difficulties, partially because she's dead, form the majority of the book. And it works because you care, deeply, about them. That that's because of MacLeod's great writing, and ability to evoke the humanity of his protagonists, making them come off the page. The reader feels like they know Mitch, Liana, and Sophie. Even the minor characters have been constructed with care.
There's action and creepy zombies, and it's all good. But I hammered through this book because the characters were so vivid. Read iit because you deserve a book this engaging, this full of humanity.
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