Saturday, March 29, 2014

Review: "Hellbound" by Tim Hawken

Feature Friday is a day late, lovebugs!

I got the yucks and was unable to make the post yesterday. I'm feeling much better today!

If you've been keeping up with us the past few weeks you'll know that our FABULOUS Featured Author is Tim Hawken.

So far you've seen:

Spotlight

Giveaway

and today is the Review of "Hellbound" book #1 in Mr. Hawken's Dark Trilogy.

Stick with us for a Character Interview next week, followed by a Review of the second book in this fantastic series! 

Enjoy!


Review

The Hellbound Trilogy #1

Displaying cover-1.jpgHellbound

• Paperback: 228 pages

• Publisher: Dangerous Little Books (November 28, 2010)

• Language: English

• ISBN-10: 0956427634

• ISBN-13: 978-0956427632

Blurb:

Face to face with Satan, Michael has awoken in the bowels of Hell with no memory of who he is, or why he has been damned.

Hell, however, isn’t what he expected. Rather than the fires of torment, he finds a hedonistic city of gambling, sex, murder and revenge.

With the Devil as his guide, Michael embarks on a quest of self-discovery and self-redemption. But will he get a second chance at salvation? And why is Satan helping him?

Hellbound is a contemporary view of Hell, exploring today’s idea of sin and religion, through witty dialogue and bursts of descriptive prose.

Dark, funny and philosophical.


Praise for Hellbound:


“I can’t wait to read the next books in the trilogy.” ***** -AllFantasyWorlds.com

“This book is that rarest of gems – completely original. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that was quite like this.” **** – Fangsforthefantasy.com

“This book had the power to make me laugh one moment and to be deeply contemplative the next.” **** – BiblioSanctum

“Without a shadow of a doubt, you’re bound to enjoy this tale.” **** ScaryMinds.com

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Now this is a work that's going to turn some heads. Imaginative, dark, and truly disturbing. "Hellbound" is modern day myth, reminiscent of those Greek legends of waring Gods, cranky Dark Lords, and an Underworld that isn't all that it seems. It even has an unsuspecting Hero trudging through the depths, facing their demons, and returning to the surface to exact revenge on a Divine Favorite - a Demi-god if you will.

This work is not for the faint of heart, and if you get the squeems easily I'd say... read this book anyway. I'm super squeamish and I was acutely disturbed throughout the majority of the work but the curious philosophy and the new perspective on God, Satan, and all the in-between made the book just too good to put down.

"Hellbound" will make you reconsider your ideas of personal struggle, sin, and the human condition by taking everything you ever thought you could guess about Heaven and Hell and turning it on its head. Supernatural fans will enjoy a fresh perspective on demons, and the cooky representation of some of Hells best-and-brightest will put a smile on your face despite your jittery tummy.  You never know what's coming, and you sure as heck never know who to trust. In a lot of ways the reader finds themselves in the position of Michael, learning about his life one chapter at a time and coming face to face with new decisions and struggles even in the afterlife.

I would warn potential readers that this is not a book for Young Adults. The content is quite racy and would be a solid Rated R. This, however, doesn't take away from the general likeability of the book and I would definitely suggest it to any Horror or Dark Fantasy fan looking for a new favorite.



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