Well, I am sad to be finished with the last of the Death’s Intern series. So many good things to say about this book but sad to see this group of characters move on. I will be looking into some other books by Gomez about some of the individuals origin stories, especially Constantine.
I would not recommend this as a stand alone book. I believe , to thoroughly enjoy this story, you will want to read the previous ones so that you will have the full character descriptions and to understand how things came to an attempt at an apocalypse.
Isis gets a whole new make over mid book. One that made this reader say, “YES!” I would love to read a post story about her now, after everything she has gone thru.
There was also a little romantic touch between Isis and an elf named Iason. I would love to see what happens there.
I think a really great book does that to you; leaves you writing stories in your head beyond the written page.
Of you like a fantasy story full of action, gritty, loveable, hate worthy and heroic characters, this one is for you. I give this book 5 stars as I did all the others in this group. It was a book, rich with intrigue, crazy combat and commitment to family. This author knows how to lay down great dialog as well.
I will never think of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in the same way again.
Thank you D. C. Gomez!

A Real Page-turner
Paused, a book written by Stephanie Ellis, was a real page-turner. The premise is that a pandemic has swept through the world which causes people to “pause”, rendering them unable to move or speak but leaving them cognizant of what’s happening around them. The book starts off with great momentum and continues throughout. The characters are well-thought out and relatable, making it that much more heartbreaking when a character succumbs to the disease. The end of the book is very thought provoking, leaving one to ponder what the world would look like after this type of pandemic, especially how much the world changed after COVID. Paused wasn’t a long book, which made it easy to read; however, I felt a little more substance related to the main character’s family could have been added to build up to the end. I would rate this book 5 stars because I enjoyed the dramatic, nail-biting development of the events.

Brilliant storytelling!
I am not a huge horror or suspense fan, but have been trying to expand my mind lately and read some things outside my comfort zone. And let me tell you – I am SO happy I picked this book!! It has all the elements of great thriller – fantastically vivid characters and setting, suspense, and that bit of unhinged madness that makes for a killer horror story.
From the opening page, I was committed to the main character, Casey, who narrates this shocking tale. Born in a town surrounded by prisons, a gloom pervades over Casey’s life. Drugs and violence are rampant in the streets, and everyone is on their way to one of the prisons – either as a guard, or an inmate. But when things take a horrific turn, Casey may be the only one who can see what is happening to his already broken town. In the scant 158 pages of this book, the author plops you down right in the middle of Stewartville, and expertly weaves the reader through the fast paced, mind-boggling events that had me gasping in shock more than once! The townspeople jump off the page, the smells and tastes of desperation are visceral, and the suspense is palpable.
I can not say enough how much I enjoyed this book!! I would recommend The Prisoners of Stewartville to the dedicated horror/thriller fans, as well as anyone who may be looking to expand their genre horizons.

Spooky and Suspenseful!
I have not read anything by Kev Harrison before, but I will be in the future!! Not a regular horror/suspense fan, I DEVOURED this book! Below is a suspenseful, shocking story of a man’s search for answers about an ancestor who died saving his fellow miners in 1957. Heading into the freshly opened mine entrance, the documentary crew – Nick, the scholar and great-grandson; Jess, the aspiring reporter, and Sofia, the camerawoman/producer – discover journal pages strewn throughout the web of rooms and tunnels far beneath the ground. The pages tell a dark and horrific story of survival and madness.
The characters are well rounded and relatable. I found myself rooting for them and just as invested in finding the truth. I could almost feel the warm dry rock of the mine as I read, and the darkness crept up the corners of the room the deeper the characters plunged into the mine.
I would recommend this book especially to fans of horror and suspense, but anyone who appreciates good storytelling will love it as well!
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