- File Size: 3149 KB
- Print Length: 309 pages
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- Publisher: SalGad Publishing Group (August 27, 2015)
- Publication Date: August 27, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B014LB61Z6
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,115 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Gates: An Apocalyptic Horror Novel (Hell on Earth Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Not Iain Rob Wright. When he decides to end the world, he does it in spades. The Gates is a piece of no holds barred and purely epic Apoca-fic. It's gruesome, action packed, and terrifying. I don't want to live in this world, but I sure loved reading it.
I'm not going to tell you what happens when the gates open. Just trust me when I say that it's intense, graphic, and so much fun.
Keep in mind that Wright takes absolutely no prisoners in his writing. You're going to love his characters and curse the author for what he puts some of them through. But every single character is so vivid that you feel like you're right there with them - fighting, struggling, and bleeding.
Note: this is the first in what promises to be an incredibly cool series. The book ends in a bit of a cliffhanger, so know that going in. But it's a good one and if the next book were available for download today, I would have already bought it.
A must for horror fans!
I present to you the Hell on Earth series (Books 1 - 3)
Iain Rob Wright is rapidly becoming one of my favorite authors. When I finished book one of this series, I immediately had to read book two, and when I finished book two, I immediately jumped into book three. Now, I have to wait like everyone else for book four to be released, which can't come soon enough! Here are my brief thoughts on each book:
The Gates (Book One)
If I had to choose one word to describe Wright's endeavor with this series, that word would be Epic!. This book is completely character-driven. Some chracters you will root for, other characters you will despise. Either way, you are with each of them on their journey of survival.
Legion (Book Two)
This one starts off with longer chapters than the first book (I am a fan of relatively short chapters), though in this case, the longer chapters are okay, as roughly the first 35% of the book is filling in the blanks from the first book (which is awesome) and introducing some new characters. (Speaking of new characters, I just have to say that the Caretaker needs his own story/book!)
Both books 1 & 2 end with "Collateral Damage" which help explain the flip side of certain parts of the story. (which, again, is awesome!)
Book 2 also has two (very captivating) Bonus Short Stories by author +Stuart Keane (who I will definitely be checking out!)
Extinction (Book Three)
Just to give you a time-frame - at the beginning of this book, it has been six-weeks since the gates first opened. You would think, by this time, some parts of the story would seem slightly stale. This is not the case, as Wright in no way makes this story repetitive. In fact, he introduces two new characters in this one (Beedle & Molok) who are, once again, deserving of their own tale. (and the identity of Skullface - whoa!!).
Before I sign off, I just have to say that it was hard not talking about any of the characters, as I do not want to give any aspects of the story away. I do want to say, however, that I love the fact that at the end of book 3, Wright begins to allude to some of his other books (some of which I have not yet read). This opens the door to magnificent potential! There is so much to love about this series! I cannot recommend it enough!
The story takes place across around a few parts of the world, centering more around England.
The basic plot revolves around black slates that start appearing in many places, these are the gates where "demons" enter our world. Needless to say they start killing mankind. There are pockets of survivors that fight back against the "demons" .
There really isn't that much blood and gore as a die hard horror fan, like myself, would really enjoy, that being said, the story is well written. The characters are also well written. There are quite a few twists in the story, a few surprises I didn't see coming, lol. The narrator Nigel Patterson, did a wonderful job. I think he was a perfect choice for this book, I'd listen to other books narrated by him. I hope that if there's a sequel Nigel Patterson narrates again.
I'd highly recommend this book.
This was could be considered a thriller/suspense.
And about 1/4th of the way through, this starts to gel and come together. Some of the characters flat out deserve to die. Some don't. And some rise above their everyday personality and deal really well. It is called character development and Mr. Wright goes along and then bam, something You do NOT expect to happen, something out of nowhere, happens. And it is all to the good.
I like this book and just ordered the sequel.
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This was a fun and entertaining read and I would recommend.