Review: His Devil by Erik Lynd


His Devil by Erik Lynd

2 stars

Synopsis: HIS DEVIL is a supernatural horror story by Erik Lynd, author of the novels ASYLUM and THE COLLECTION. Sample chapters of these two novels are included in this ebook.

HIS DEVIL is about a boy whose family is shaken up the night his father mysteriously abandons him and his sisters.  They make a life without a father and husband until the night he returns home with a creature after him.  A creature far more evil than his father ever had been.  The boy learns he must grow up quick if he is going to save his family.

This story, among others, is also collected in THE LONG FALL INTO MIDNIGHT VOL. 1

This eddition [sic] also includes the bonus story BEING IT.  It is about Ian, a businessman on the fast track to a successful career and a rewarding social life.  But all that changes when he gets caught in an unusual game of tag.

Bookish Things: 40 pages. The cover is suitably creepy.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $1.04

My Review: 

What appears to be some sort of slice-of-life drunk dad leaves family story, swiftly takes a turn for the paranormal.

Scott is a young boy and the protagonist. The climax is sudden and quite unexplained and really did nothing for me.

The writing needs work, too many descriptors that weren’t needed, too much telling and not showing (e.g. I was panicking), and in general, simplistic narrative that just seemed bland.

Note: only 25% of the book is actually the story, the rest is promotion of the authors other work.

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