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I am a copy editor and proofreader and an avid reader. Some would call me a bookworm. My favourite genres are: Romance, Romantic Erotica, Mystery, Thrillers, YA, Paranormal, Supernatural, Science Fiction, General Fiction and Children's Books. I also have a Facebook page where I put all my reviews: Book Reviews by Lynn. You are welcome to join me there too. You are welcome to follow, comment and enquire.

Death of Heaven

Death of Heaven - J.Z. Murdock I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.This is a most intriguing story. I am not sure it was completely my cup of tea, but I did like it.James and Jimmy are both intriguing characters. They both grew up in the same neighbourhood, but one event will change their lives forever. Jimmy will grow up and end up serving his country in the military, but James's life will take a strange twist. They meet again some years later, and an incredible story of a desperate journey, an accident and an attempt at communication is recorded for all humanity.This story is a mix between science fiction and horror. The storyline was extremely unique. It is difficult to say how different it is without giving spoilers. However, I will say that this story has a unique twist on the origins of Earth. Was it created by accident?The horror aspects were extremely graphic; it made me want to wash my brain out with bleach! The violence and depravity made me feel a little ill! However, I had the "rabbits caught in the headlights" feeling whilst reading this book; I was so fascinated that I just had to keep reading! The juxtaposition between the consciousness of Blue, Fade, Chaos, Fear, Cause and Sane (whom are quite peaceful in actuality) interacting with humans, and the subsequent horror that is unleashed, is quite jarring. The science fiction aspect left me with a huge question mark or two. Why did someone, or something, want to hunt the SoulHeart? Was it jealousy, or something more sinister? Whatever the cause, it made for an intriguing read! The story is fast paced in places, but screeches to a crawl in others, as the story flicks between the different viewpoints. This may be a bit disorientating to some readers.J.Z. Murdock has written a horror story that completely had me transfixed! I'm intrigued as to what he is working on next!Although horror is not one of my favourite genres, I recommend this book to those who do love it. - Lynn Worton