The last thing Cole Sunger remembers is the trap door creaking open beneath his feet on the gallows of Arkwood Penitentiary. Now, Cole is awake – aware - in a frighteningly dark realm populated by demonic creatures. Utterly bewildered by his dark supernatural locale, Cole allies himself with two other damned souls, Clancy and Lucy and soon learns he has arrived in Hell amiThe last thing Cole Sunger remembers is the trap door creaking open beneath his feet on the gallows of Arkwood Penitentiary. Now, Cole is awake – aware - in a frighteningly dark realm populated by demonic creatures. Utterly bewildered by his dark supernatural locale, Cole allies himself with two other damned souls, Clancy and Lucy and soon learns he has arrived in Hell amidst a demon uprising. Cole’s only chance of escape is to reach a portal hidden within a cave in the Black Mountains - a portal that will lead him and his companions into the safety of another dimension....
|Title||:||Abode of the Damned|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||16 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Abode of the Damned Reviews
Abode of the Damned is a short story so my review is going to be brief. I don’t want to blow the story and there isn’t a whole lot of wiggle room to not blow plot points. Abode of the Damned is gripping from the first paragraph. You get pulled into the psyche of a man who is being hanged for his crimes. The door trap door opens and fade to black… When he wakes up, he can’t understand what has happened or where he is. That’s when all hell breaks loose.I have to say, for a short story, Abode of the Damned is packed with action. It pulls you along though the story, burning through its pages, dying to know what is going to happen next. I would love to see this story reworked and turned into a full length novel. Although it is good as it stands, if it were to be expanded on, it could be one hell of a novel. Due to the short length, there are a LOT of questions that go unanswered. The mystery is good but the adventure of getting those answer could make for a fantastic full-length story.I am going to give Abode of the Damned a solid 4 stars. It’s a good read, short and fast paced from the first paragraph.
Welcome to HellCole Sunger awakens from his hanging and finds his soul in the barren wastelands of Hell. This colourfully told tale follows his attempt to escape with his new found acquaintances via a portal high in the mountains. But before they can escape they find themselves deep in the middle of a war for the control of Hell and are confronted by all kinds of wonderfully described demonic creatures. The protagonist is not a nice guy, but in Hell, who is?Firstly, I would like to congratulate the author on his rich and well described settings. I found the scenes easy to imagine and they weren’t pretty. The story itself moves along at a brisk pace and keeps the tension mounting as you wonder what could possibly happen next. This is a well told story with a fantastically vivid turn of phrase. I highly recommend it.
The story was interesting enough to keep my attention, especially as it was so short, but it certainly was not memorable. Also, as with most self-published works, there are too many grammatical errors These include mixups of their, there, they're and using nose instead of noise, among others. All of the mistakes are valid words, so spellcheck was used but it was not very well proofread. I find these kinds of errors very distracting and they make me disinclined to read anything further by the author.I also so no point to the (minor) sex scene between the 2 demons other than to put sex in the book. It did not add to the story.
You know that story you read and then it just doesn't leave you for hours or even days after. You think of the setting and the desolation and the desperation to escape - that was this story.Cole Sunger finds himself in hell and with two other spirits, looks for an escape. The three characters are extremely well written and the setting belivable in a disturbing way that was entertaining to read. This is a very short story but will stay with you for a while. Highly recommend if you like gritty tales.
Cole Sunger is executed, hanged, dead! But, he wakes up! And he is in the unfamiliar and yet unmistakable environs of Hell. He finds himself teamed with two other unfortunate souls with only one thing on their minds...escape.I am a fan of open-ended stories. This one though was a bit too open-ended for my taste.3 STARS
A nice, easy short story. The characters were interesting and easy to understand, given the small amount of description and back-story they got. I loved the dark, dangerous setting, which from the very beginning sets the tone for the next eleven pages. A great little read, highly recommended for anyone with a spare ten minutes.
I just read this story today and found it to be interesting from the first paragraph. I would have liked to learn more about Lucy. That is really the only bad thing I found about this short story as I really liked the dark desolate setting. I hope we read about it in future stories.
This was a good story, but it was short. If you like stories about what happens after death, you'll like this book.