My last post for today is another horror/dark fantasy novel, The Sadeiest. This is another “smart read” book, with intertwining plots and an interesting format. Intertwined in the novel are comic style pages that the author states were his original plan for the book – a graphic novel. These are not as easy to view on a kindle e-ink device but you can, although I think seeing them in print would be so much more to the story. You must pay attention to these though, as the author states, they provide insight/clues into the story.
The Sadeiest is a spin on the Grim Reaper/Four Horseman theme, about what happens when the soul cant depart a body before it dies. Sometimes beautiful, sometimes gritty it was a hard but enjoyable read ( I seem to be getting a few of these lately, it makes things fun). I also enjoyed the subplot throughout the book of Greta story, it wasn’t easy to read but her influence on the characters made it that much more important.
Thank you to Rachels Random Resources and author Austrian Spencer for the review copy of this book and for including me on this tour. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.
Purchase Link – mybook.to/thesadeiest
Author Bio –
Austrian had an unfortunate trauma aged eight, when a truck drove over him and his ‘Grifter’ bike. This made him bedridden and a captive of books for too many years. The habit persisted throughout his life (reading books, not staying in bed), to the extent that his daughter’s first painting was of him holding a book, rather than her hand. He has the picture framed in the upstairs toilet, to look at whilst feeling vulnerable.
He is the ‘glass-half-full’, an eternal optimist and believes passionately in you. You are doing exactly what you need to be doing at this moment in your life. He often thinks this, while staring at his daughter’s first painting.
Austrian does not watch horror films, though enjoys horror books. His influences include Alan Moore, Dave Sim, Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, The family King, Iain M.Banks, from whom he wishes to learn.
He owes them everything, despite their beards.