- File Size: 3498 KB
- Print Length: 36 pages
- Publication Date: July 2, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B073G7K19J
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,258,329 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Hades' Gate Kindle Edition
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I have to admit I was gripping my kindle and more than once I gasped at the surprises, and oh that ending! A creative story with dark tones that's unique and intriguing. It's a fast read, perfect when you are limited on time. Give this short story a try, you won't regret it!
Overall: Fantastic writing and heart-stopping action. Can't go wrong with that combination.
My only complaint is that is was over so fast! Can't wait to read the sequel. Highly recommend this to all fans of adventure and supernatural thrillers.
This entity here, Hades’ Gate is another novelette, which though also planted solidly in the horror genre, is a much more restrained affair, albeit laden with plenty of action and adventure.
The book follows Rose, Evan, Becky, James, and Jason, a collective of keen treasure hunters from various parts of the world, combining to search for treasure in Peloponnese, Greece. Hiring a boat, they’re taken on a night trip to go diving in order to reach Cape Matacan cave, certain the treasure they seek will be located there. Soon enough however, there are more concerning things to worry about than treasure.
As Hades’ Gate is only short, there isn’t too much time wasted in character preamble and build-up, but Doyle paints a sufficient picture to get the gist, and then lands the quintet of treasure hunters right in the thick of the action, with deaths and disappearances. The prose is lean and snappy, and words aren’t squandered, as the pace rolls along pretty swiftly. It’s a nice meld of horror with ancient history, and isn’t short on the adventure either, despite the brief duration of the tale, and evokes some suitably creepy and occasionally claustrophobic atmospheres.
Personally, I feel as though the short length of the book is something of a double-edged sword. Though Doyle excels at relaying a tale in such a concise expanse of time, as a whole, there could be whole new depths added to it by a little more length, allowing more development to the characters and allowing us to be somewhat more invested in what happens to them. Again, this is merely a personal opinion, and no slight on the tale or writing itself, for Doyle has the natural ability to tell a story and drag the reader into her worlds.
A solid, fast-paced read; an entertaining way to spend an hour or so.
Ever feared the unknown, dark places, or what may be hidden in those dark places? Not the fear that makes you jump out of your skin but the kind that makes the hair on your neck stand on end and your pulse quicken. Hades' Gate did this to me.
the story moves kind of fast the characters are a tad bit vague, but put together and really exciting. I am not sure if it was on purpose but I love the B rated horror parts of it. You will laugh and have chills at the same time. Not something that happens often.
I am giving Hades' Gate 4 stars out of 5. It's very creative and kept me hooked within the first few pages. The reading was smooth like an expensive liquor. I recommend you take a sip and swish. It will make your senses come alive.
This is a six-chapter short story or novelette, and in less than ten thousand words Doyle deftly manages to establish six unique characters, explore a couple of striking locations, and tell a harrowing tale. Doyle is at her best probing relationships and playing character’s off one and other. But the finish is just as rewarding, tense and upsetting, using the fantastic final setting of dark, dripping caves to create a real feeling of horror. A rapid plunge from the bright Greek summer sun, into the deepest depths of despair.