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Monday, December 5, 2016

A Mighty Rolling Thunder by Kerry Alan Denney [4.5 stars]

 
 
From the Description
 
The end of the world is just the beginning of the terror...

Spring, 2024: Two spirit hordes break through from another dimension, and half the world's population vanishes. The spirits possess the survivors, dividing them into two groups: those who fight to retain their humanity, and marauders who destroy everything in their paths.

Artist Livi DeSilva is fleeing from possessed killers when she meets Conor McLain, a man suffering from amnesia. Outnumbered and outgunned, Livi and Conor team up and fight off homicidal lunatics and ruthless gangs, only to end up cornered by their deadliest foe: billionaire Victor van Danz, a psychopath who commands the new world's dark forces. Victor craves immortality, and kidnaps Livi. He believes that when he kills Livi in front of her collection of canvases and absorbs her life energy, he will transform into a god.

With only Conor, two amazing dogs, and a band of plucky children to aid her, Livi must harness the power of the spirits inside her and use it to defeat Victor -- or die in the clutches of a madman.
 
 
Publication Date: December 3, 2016
Publisher: Burning Willow Press, LLC
Publication Length: 313 pages
 
A Mighty Rolling Thunder Book Trailer
 
 
I received a copy of this book from the author for review purposes. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this anthology. I did not receive any form of compensation for my review.

A Mighty Rolling Thunder is a post-apocalyptic tale that will keep you hooked until the very last page. Combining elements of Dean Koontz with William W. Johnstone's Ashes series (One of my favorites for all you post-apocalypse fans out there.) this story of good vs. evil is a fantastic read filled with both heart pounding suspense and moments that had me wiping a tear from my eyes. I loved the main characters, both human and canine. Livi and Conor's journeys to reach safety are fraught with nail biting tension as they encounter some of the worst things humanity has to offer. The ending was completely satisfying and left me wanting more, I'll definitely be checking out more of Kerry Alan Denney's work. A highly recommended 4.5 star read.
 
 
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About the Author
 
 
 
Colleagues and readers have dubbed Kerry Alan Denney "The Reality Bender." The multiple award-winning author of the post-apocalyptic/ urban fantasy A MIGHTY ROLLING THUNDER, the post-apocalyptic sci-fi/ horror thriller JAGANNATH, the supernatural/ paranormal thrillers SOULSNATCHER, DREAMWEAVERS, and MARIONETTES, and numerous published short stories, Kerry blends elements of the supernatural, paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy, and horror in his work: speculative fiction at its wildest and craziest. With joy, malicious glee, and a touch of madness, he writes reality-bending thrillers, even when the voices don’t compel him to. His protagonists are his children, and he loves them as dearly as he despises his antagonists... even when he has to kill them.

On July 24, 2015, JAGANNATH became a #1 Amazon bestseller. On March 31, 2015, SOULSNATCHER won 2nd Place as 2014 Book of the Year in The Drunken Druid’s International Book Award competition.

Kerry lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia with his amazing professional Therapy Dog Holly Jolly, where he is currently writing his next supernatural thriller... and deciding who to kill in it.

For more wackiness, visit kerrydenney.com or follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and GoodReads
 
 
Praise
 
 
"Kerry Alan Denney has created the perfect blend of King's The Stand and Koontz's famous dogs. A Mighty Rolling Thunder is a well-written thrill ride of a story you won't want to miss. A must-read for all post-apocalyptic genre fans!" - Monique Lewis Happy, critically acclaimed Managing/ Acquisitions Editor at Winlock Press

"A Mighty Rolling Thunder is the perfect marriage of Stephen King's The Stand and Dean Koontz's Breathless, yet it is 100% Kerry Alan Denney. In the grand tradition of morality plays, this novel tells the tale of good and evil and the lengths to which both forces will go to bring their visions into the world. Denney delves into the darkest corners of human frailties, exploring themes of grief, abuse, and depravity, yet he still brings hope and light into the narrative, balancing all these elements like the master storyteller he is. Wondrous and terrifying; a powerful tale. Part urban fantasy, part apocalyptic horror, all thrills." - Michael Schutz, author of Blood Vengeance and the forthcoming Edging

"Kerry Alan Denney weaves a terrifying tale of what the end of humanity could be like, showing us there is no safe haven. He is definitely an author to watch!" - Kindra Sowder, critically acclaimed author of The Executioner Trilogy and The Permutation Archives

"A terrifying and heartwarming story filled with strong characters--both human and canine--that will thunder through your memories long after you turn the last page." - Lynda Fitzgerald, critically acclaimed author of the LIVE Sunshine State mystery series

"Wow! I read the whole book in one sitting. I just could not put it down. A Mighty Rolling Thunder is a fantastic journey into a new kind of post-apocalyptic world, one you will never see anywhere else. Denney consistently writes the most amazing novels, nothing like you will read from anyone else. He has no typical theme or genre; he makes it his own, and when you read it, he makes it yours as well. Highly recommended for all speculative fiction readers!" -Veronica L. Smith, author of Chalk Outline