Monday, May 14, 2012

WICKFLICKER by Teric Darken

In a style reminiscent of Charles Williams and old-fashioned Christian horror, author Teric Darken tells thoroughly modern stories of that thoroughly ancient battle for the human soul. A slightly formal, carefully reasoned, first-person narration gives the story immediacy and rapidly creates a very believable college-age protagonist. Rebelling against his father’s fame, taking risks with sex drugs and alcohol but never quite losing his way, young Caleb and his lifelong friend Gat go from experimenting with a Ouija board to standing in front of what might be the devil himself to make a deal.
The friends part ways, each to his own temptation. The thrill of the chase, the excitement of the lure and the horror of the monstrous maze ensue. While one protagonist passes his hand through flickering flame and accepts the coin, the other strives to resist. While one ignores all that stands in his way, the other tries to save. And while one falls, the other still might redeem him.
Caleb is the son of  Kill FM 100's Cart-man, from the author’s previous work, and there’s just as vibrant a modern musical soundtrack to this tale. A dark horror story with tireless moral undertones, and a starkly genuine portrait of modern temptation, this is definitely “edgy Christian fiction.” The characters and horrors may seem a touch predictable at times and the telling a bit slow, but there’s a movie-like feel to the sights and sounds, and a truly intriguing sting at the end of the tale. Plus there’s music and the Cart-man in cameo.

Disclosure: I was lucky enough to get a copy of this novel when it was offered free.
—Sheila Deeth

Product Details:
Paperback: 286 pages
Publisher: TreasureLine Publishing
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1617520918
ISBN-13: 978-1617520914

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