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- Print Length: 108 pages
- Publisher: Dutch Venture Publishing (February 5, 2018)
- Publication Date: February 5, 2018
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B079M6VHR6
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Eden: Part 1 (The Eden Series) Kindle Edition
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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Angels: they are among us. I can know. There is one caught in me. But the image that you probably have about these "helpers of God" is wrong, I guarantee that. They are maniacal bastards. Anna Meisner awakens, naked and confused, tied to a chair in a dark room. Opposite her is a woman who looks like her. With tears in her eyes, the woman puts a pistol against her sleep and shoots herself to death. Anna is only found days later, undercooled and at death after death. But when she wakes up in the hospital, she finds out that the police do not see her as victim, but as perpetrator. It is the beginning of a series of catastrophic events of which it seems to be part of. Is this the end of humanity?
The writer 'warns' us in the first pages of the book that he does not want to hurt anyone and that believers of God might have some trouble with this book. There is no blaspheming language in any case and the fact that Angels have been used to do evil on earth.
His previous book, which he wrote together with the now deceased Jos Weijnen, could personally not appeal to me, but Eden did it again! Because I have to say that Eden almost immediately caught me. A nice realistic, but shocking start puts you already right on the edge of your chair. The Territoria books came 'quiet', but this book is immediately exciting from the first page. And, the author has clearly grown in his writing; this book only has clear, not too long sentences that read smoothly. And a nice pace that actually does not collapse. The pace is just right; you do not feel like waiting until something new happens, or that you have to read back because it's too fast: it's all over 'on time'. There is no boring moment to be seen. That's why it takes you and does not let you go. The spacious font and spacious layout makes you have the 310 pages like this.
The fact - extermination of the people on earth - is not a new one, but the way this plot is put together I find to be very strong. There is fantastic suspense in the story; it is beautifully woven and has a clear thread through the story. It has the grim atmosphere that you can taste, among other things, in the books of Stephen King. The leading role, Anna, comes across as credible, you live with her while she proactively avoids the danger and loses people around her. You feel her distrust, the love for the baby she has saved and she goes along in her search for a place where the danger has passed. You get to know her and her family well through the flashbacks. And I liked that the 'I' person varies, so that you get to read things from different perspectives. Fortunately, the name of the chapter clearly indicates who the I-person is who is telling and that makes the change of person immediately clear. You mainly read those of Anna, but also those of angels who have taken possession of people and are responsible for the entire Apocalypse. Because in this book the angels are anything but sweet-deviled creatures with white wings ...
There are deeper thoughts and references incorporated in the book, but I advise you to read the book yourself, and see how you like these. Those who like puzzling can have fun in an attempt to find them. I do not want to tell too much ... But this is a smooth and surprising suspense thriller that you should definitely read!
The creepy atmosphere of the story is immediately present from the first page – the flickering strip light on the ceiling, the fact that Anna is tied to a chair, her confusion and the panic she feels at seeing her exact replica in the same room with her. The author describes her feelings and the entire situation so vividly that it grabs you by the throat and won’t let go.
When the story progresses, it keeps up this intense and engaging storytelling style. You barely have time to recover from reading about one bizarre occurrence or the next one already presents itself. You can feel Anna’s paranoia and growing suspicion of the people she meets in her quest for answers and safety. The author describes this very effectively by Anna’s dialogues with herself. After a first day with supernatural happenings – which Anna dubs D-Day – the author switches to various different perspectives by not telling the sotry chronologically. Each chapter clearly states when the events in it are happening. Flashbacks provide the reader with the necessary background on Anna’s origins and family. Everything is told in a first-person perspective. At some point in the story, another first-person perspective is introduced, which makes things clearer and adds to the storyline.
This is a true case of an apocalyptic book – on one hand, it describes the nature and full extent of the Earth’s destruction, the world as we know it, and on the other hand, it is clearly THE Apocalypse: Judgment Day. The book doesn’t just contain action or horror scenes but is interspersed with humor at times, which is a welcome change from all the otherworldliness that readers are subjected to. Eden is a very exciting, gripping book and I had a good time reading and reviewing it. If you like Stephen King or Dean Koontz, this is a must-read!
Anna struggles to get free but naked, dehydrated and tied on a chair it looks like she is going to lose the fight. Miraculously she is saved. Unfortunately then the horror begins. At first the police do not believe her and then hell breaks loose. In the panic Anna goes on search of answers because she no longer trusts herself and the others.
What a thrilling start! From the beginning it’s dark and creepy. I don’t want to spoil but after this part I can’t wait to discover the whole story. I am curious to reveal all mysterious secrets of this tale . I am excited to read more about this tantalizing world full of strange, terrifying characters.
Eden is a great mix of fantasy and horror with dystopian elements. I will probably forget some more because this book can not be put in a box. It is a different kind of story full of imagination.
This is a rollercoaster of a book, I was carried away in this narrative and kept reading:-)