What if you
escaped being sacrificed to the evil god Moloch and banished him from your
town at a terrible price in blood and destruction... only to become prey
to gods more powerful and ruthless still?
Suzie Mitchell, Amos Ross, and Vickie Riordan are plunged into this
terrifying dilemma in the ruins of their hometown, Chatham's Forge, in a
world devastated by nuclear war. Stumbling through the wreckage, they must
confront the physically living but soul-dead remains of their friends and
family, the vengeful victims of the old order in the Forge, the ascent of
the powerful and seductive goddess Asherah, and worst of all... the deeds
they themselves are tempted to commit in their rage and grief.
read All Souls Day by Martin Berman-Gorvine, and reviewed it for this
site. (Read the review here!) Then, do yourself a favor and go purchase
it here. I finished this book in a matter of days. Itís a helluva
page-turner, and it leaves you absolutely salivating for more.
itís part of a series called The Days of Ascension. The next book in the
series hasnít been published yet, so you still have more than enough
time to go and read the first book, then peruse the rest of Martinís
kind enough to send me a 7 page teaser of the next book, Days of
Vengeance. Holy mackerel! Iím going bonkers dying to know what happens
next! Talk about a cliffhanger! Even though this isnít the final copy,
we pick up right where we left off in the last book. Our surviving
characters trying to figure out how to move on, and what to make of
their shattered lives and relationships. To that end, Iím going to say
ďholy shit!Ē because the characters have found themselves in a hellish
interpersonal tangle. One that I do not envy them for one single iota! I
wish I could say more, but Martin has me on a gag order not to give too
much away, and I donít want to spoil the ending of the first book.
the book teaser, Martin sent me an image of the cover. The art is by
Christian Bentulan, whose work I was previously unacquainted with. If
you peruse his website, you will find a variety of covers. He sells both
pre-made and custom covers.
work is original, and done by photo manipulation. His pre-made covers go
for $50, and are so interesting that I wish there were a story behind
them so I could read it. (For my author friends out there looking for a
really standout cover artist, his FAQ states he will hold a pre-made
image for 7 days free of charge while you consider. Sounds like a steal
his site, you can also take a look at his past work. I know youíre not
supposed to judge a book by itís cover, but I am more than willing to
look into some of these books solely based on their cover art.
If youíre looking for a wild ride of
a read, pick up Martinís All Souls Day, so you can begin the countdown
to the release of Day of Vengeance. If youíre looking for a smashing
book cover, check out Christianís pre-mades, or have him custom design
one of your own (starting at $150).