Genre: Adult fiction, Mystery, Supernatural
Published by Curiosity Quills Press
Release date: January 11th, 2016
In this ultimate chapter of the non-linear trilogy The Enigma of Twilight Falls we meet Adrian Foster, a young and reclusive Los Angeles man with an extraordinary gift that has informally brought him the nickname “The Human Master Key.”
When a new victim of a vicious serial killer turns up in the woods by Twilight Falls, California, Adrian reunites with eccentric detective Derek Adams in probing the occult lore surrounding the town — the town in which Adrian was born and raised, the town in which he left behind many a ghost, the town whose dark central spirit will force him on a harrowing journey through the rugged bottomlands of another’s psyche … as well as his own.
Waking Gods completes the terrifying and surreal panorama previously established by The Green-Eyed Monster and Negative Space.
This book is a part of a Review Tour presented by Curiosity Quills.
“The human being was a visionary yet lonesome creature. Fundamentally, it wanted to make and to connect. To lose itself in what it once was, whatever that might have been. Tunnel deep into anyone, Adrian thought, and you would run into those two yearnings.”
Lines like this are frequent in this book and it was so poetically written that I often found myself entirely lost in the language. Sometimes when I found myself consciously reading I became lost due to this, which is why I knocked a star off. Sometimes it was difficult to read, or confusing only because the words were so flowery [in a good way,] and so beautiful it distracts you from the strangeness that is this story.
I don’t know how to pinpoint this story or even sum it up properly because there were so many layers, aspects and background stories going on that it was at times difficult to follow it.
Why do I give it four stars then? Because the quality is there and it is beautifully written. There is an eerie story wrapped in this eloquently written book and all I can say is… If you want to learn about this book then I suggest you read it.
I found if I put it down and picked it back up that it would take me a moment to get back into the mindset I needed to be, so my suggestion is – pick it up and don’t put it down!
Have patience, enjoy the poetic quality, consume this book.
Mike Robinson has been writing since age 7, when his story Aliens In My Backyard!became a runaway bestseller, topping international charts (or maybe that was also just a product of his imagination).
He has since published fiction in a dozen magazines, literary anthologies and podcasts. His debut novel, Skunk Ape Semester, released by Solstice Publishing, was a Finalist in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Currently he’s the managing editor of Literary Landscapes, the official magazine of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (glaws.org). His supernatural mystery novel The Green-Eyed Monster was published by Curiosity Quills Press on October 23rd, 2012.