The Black Chronicles: Cry of the Fallen by Joel M. Andre
About the Author: Joel M. Andre was born January 13, 1981. At a young age he was fascinated with the written word. It was at fourteen that Poe blew his mind, and Andre began to dabble with darker poetry. Between the years of 1999 and 2007, Joel was featured in various poetry anthologies and publications. In 2008 he released his first collection, "Pray the Rain Never Ends". Knowing there was something deeper and darker inside of his soul, Joel decided to take a stab at commercialism. Releasing the dark, tongue in cheek, "A Death at the North Pole", created a dark world that resulted from the death of Kris Kringle. Ultimately, it proved to be a tale of redemption. October of 2008 saw Joel release his second book, "Kill 4 Me." This was a tale that found Casey Dwyer being haunted by a spirit through text messages, and instant messaging. It was far more brutal than anything he had released before. Taking some time off and doing a lot of soul searching, Joel took things in a new direction and dabbled in the Fantasy Genre with, "The Pentacle of Light". This tale dealt with five major races battling for control of Earth, and the acceptance of their God. As times continue to change, so does the tales he has to tell. This October he will bring back Lauren Bruni in a prequel, and come 2011 there will be the next book in his Fantasy series "The Pentacle of Light". Currently, he resides in Arizona.
Here's what I think: Shocking is the best word to describe this book. From the storyline, to the author's talent this book was shockingly good! Even though it follows that much told main theme of good versus evil, it is new take on a wonderfully horrorific tale. The imagery is wonderful and the book jumps right into the meat of things right away. I love paranormal stories but they often walk a fine line between ridiculous and good reads. This is definately a good read as the story is written in such a manner that you can see it as plausible. If you are looking for a great horror books with lots of twists and turns, Cry of the Fallen is the book for you.
Disclaimer: Although I did recieve a copy of this title for review, I was in no other way compensated to publish this post.