Sunday, December 5, 2010

Book Review: The Summoning Fire by David Michael

Title: The Summoning Fire
Author: David Michael
Paperback:192 pages

Also available in Kindle Edition
File Size: 289 KB
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Publisher: CreateSpace (September 23, 2010)


★ ★ ★

My thoughts:

When I started reading the book, I couldn't understand the story. I was too confused with it. The story was writtent in present then a flashback of the past, and then comes another present time. It keeps on jumping back and forth and I was left confused with the first to five chapters. Another problem was the mode of narration of this book. The author used different POVs too which made me even more confused. I had to go back and re-read them again a lot of times and that's when I finally understood the story.

It is about a place called Hell on Earth where hell's creatures mix with humans. It's like a tourist destination, humans can meet with demons, undead, and other creatures BUT some aren't lucky to make it back home. That's the risk they have to take if they want to visit the place. I liked the plot, it was very original. A good horror book, and I think this would be good to be adapted on the big screen. I will definitely watch it.

Overall, a confusing beginning but it was good and interesting book to read. While I enjoyed reading the book, I wouldn't recommend this to young readers and those beginners who are looking for a first good book to read.

About the book:

"All Reese Howard has left is pain--and a pump-action shotgun. Sam is dead. The Old Man killed her right in front of Reese, a blood sacrifice to fuel his latest powerplay in Hell on Earth. Reese hopes the Old Man made a mistake, leaving her alive and armed. But she doubts it. He knows she's coming. The bastard has to know. Whatever. Reese plans to make him pay. And she plans to die trying."

About the author:

Most days, David Michael is a software developer and a writer. Some days, he's a writer and a software developer. Other days, he's an amateur photographer. Because, really, who is the same person every day? David blogs about writing at Guns & Magic: You can find more his novels and stories there, as well. David is the designer and developer of DavidRM Software's The Journal, personal journaling software for Windows. He has also designed and developed video games, and has written two nonfiction books and numerous articles about video game development. David lives with his wife and kids in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Note: I received a review copy of this book free from the author, David Michael. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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