“What do I have to do? I didn’t know rules
before I did the ritual,” Jeff cowered into a ball, pulling his knees up to his
chest and wrapping his arms around them. It was definitely the weirdest
conversation he’d ever had, considering he was talking to himself or whatever
was inside of him now.
“My terms are simple,” Abaddon rumbled,
once again speaking to Jeff through his own lips. “You must avenge the lives of
the wrongful dead by killing those who robbed them of their rightful place in
the afterlife. After I’ve collected the souls you’ve punished, I’ll help you
avenge your wife. I’ll help you kill Christopher Sinks.”
Jeff’s eyes searched his suddenly glowing
skin looking for answers. “What if I can’t kill for you? I’ve never hurt
anyone. I don’t know how I’d do something like that.”
The beastly laugh once again rattled his
chest so hard his ribs hurt. “Don’t worry, boy. I’ll show you. Let me see if I
can convince you. Hear the plea of the souls stuck in limbo, waiting for
judgment against their murderers.” Jeff’s hands were forced toward each other.
A thunderous clap echoed when they met together. The wound on his right palm
reopened and drops of blood littered the ground.
Immediately, loud rustling noises
surrounded Jeff on all sides. Clumps of dirt in front of graves everywhere
shook and collapsed. Pale, glowing hands clawed out of their disturbed burial
plots. The bony hands reached out toward the sky, fighting to be free of their
earthly bonds. Gradually, heads, torsos and full bodies climbed out of the
overturned soil. Some were only skeletons, while other corpses growled as they
inched closer, sagging, rotting flesh dripped blood, dirt and worms to the
ground with every step. Some were dismembered. Some were riddled with bullet
holes. Others bled from gashes in their sides, stomachs and necks. All of them
had a blinding light poking out of the cracks and crags of their rotting flesh.
They reached out toward him. None of their mouths moved. Yet, an otherworldly
buzz of whispers filled the air. The uncovered corpses seemed to be chanting.
“We’re the wrongful dead,” they whispered.
“We’re robbed of our eternal bed. Our souls mark the evil deeds. Punish those
with bloodthirsty needs. Kill the ones who took our eternity. Kill them and set
Review and thoughts!This is one crime psychological thriller that you will not be able to put down. Joseph Spencer does a fantastic job when it comes to creative writing. He has a way of hooking you to a book just by reading. There are so many things that make this book even more intriguing. I enjoyed it from start to finish. The characters were amazing, and so believable. Honestly whoever hasn't read these 2 books have been missing out. I thought the first book was good but this one just beat it off the top of the list. The detail and descriptions feels so real you can just see it in your head playing out like a movie. Your imagination is running with every turn of the page, which is on a whole other level!
If you haven't read it yet then you need to go out and get it already!
Joseph Spencer is the author of the Sons of Darkness series launched by his debut album Grim on September 1, 2012. Work on his second book of the series Wrage, is already underway and is expected to be released some time in 2013.
THE ROAD HERE
The Sons of Darkess is a series of paranormal crime thrillers following investigations into mysterious deaths in Prairieville. Home of the notorious serial killer, The Reaper, Prairieville has had a history of violence centered on an ongoing feud between the Marino and Black organized crime families. When bodies start showing up again at the abandoned Marino State Hospital, many fear The Reaper has returned. The people of Prairieville are about to find out their problems stem from a supernatural source which has lurked in secret for decades.
THE STORYTELLER'S STORY
As a boy, Joseph Spencer immersed himself in the deuctive logic of Sherlock Holmes. The heroic crime fighting of Batman and Spider-Man, and a taste for tragic with dramas from poets like Shakespeare and Homer
Joseph married Dr. Amy (Waggoner) Spencer, an accomplished veterinary doctor, on March 14, 2012. He received word his debut novel was accepted by his publisher, Damnation Books, the next day. Joseph and Amy look forward to their honeymoon in Paris in September 2012. Murphy, a 15-year-old orange tabby, is perhaps the most vocal member of the family. The Spencer family enjoys reading Charlaine Harris, George R.R. Martin, Mary Janice Davidson, and most paranormal stories. The Spencers also enjoy quoting movie lines from The Princess Bride, Rain Man, Bridesmaids, and Office Space.