"Tremendous world building, vivid details that will sometimes have you cringing, this historical fiction is a true gem to read and Cory Barclay is an author with a pen so powerful, you will feel as if you are there. Never read gritty historical fiction? Here is your chance!" -Dianne, Tome Tender
"A skin prickling, puzzling, page turner - "Devil in the Countryside" is a fun read and Barclay is an author with a strong command of language and a talent for fantastic structuring a cracking story - bring on the sequel!" -Luke Marlowe, The Page is Printed
"I have never read anything like it and I can safely say that I want to read more Historical Fiction because of this book." -Sandra the Bookworm
"Best historical crime fiction I have read in a while." -Anastasia, ReadAndSurvive.com
"The future of his books shall be ripe with (fictional) bloodshed and destruction. The good kind. The kind that's fun to read about." -Amazon Customer
"It's an excellent start to what promises to be an auspicious career as an author. He is talented and bright and knows how to spin a tantalizing tale." -Amazon Shopper
About the Author
The unsolved mysteries that make our world exciting are particularly intriguing. How much knowledge did humanity lose when the Library of Alexandria was burned down? How has the concept of Heaven, in one form or another, stuck around for so long? Cory obsesses over questions like these to no end.
Cory has been a perpetual writer since he was a kid. He's a songwriter and guitarist, whose songs often explore such topics as above. His novels ask questions and try to find answers to the many mysteries of our crazy world.
Cory Barclay was born and raised in San Diego, California, and he went to UC Santa Cruz and studied Creative Writing and Modern Literary Studies.