A young man descends into purgatory to save his wife and unborn child in this tale of wonder and terror from the mind of master storyteller and acclaimed artist Brom.
Fresh out of jail and eager to start a new life, Chet Moran and his pregnant wife, Trish, leave town to begin again. But an ancient evil is looming, and what seems like a safe haven may not be all it appears.
Snared and murdered by a vile, arcane horror, Chet quickly learns that pain and death are not unique to the living. Now the lives and very souls of his wife and unborn child are at stake. To save them he must journey into the bowels of purgatory in search of a sacred key promised to restore the natural order of life and death. Alone, confused, and damned, Chet steels himself against the unfathomable terrors awaiting him as he descends into death's stygian blackness.
With Lost Gods, Brom's gritty and visceral prose takes us on a haunting, harrowing journey into the depths of the underworld. Thrust into a realm of madness and chaos, where ancient gods and demons battle over the dead and where cabals of souls conspire to overthrow their masters, Chet plays a dangerous game, risking eternal damnation to save his family.
©2016 Gerald Brom (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
"Generally not my genre."
I bought this Audible because of RC Bray. He makes a mediocre story good and one of his best performances. This was actually very well written and I will probably listen to another Brom.
"Gaiman, Konrath, Stan Nicholls, Fortschen"
The first hours are very entertaining and very much Brom's dark craziness. Brom's characters are usually from the seedier part of town. The children ghosts are scary and weird. The beginning of Purgatory is exciting and strange. When your dead and they cut your head off, your still conscious. That is where Konrath comes in, there is a lot of heads, arms and legs getting cut off. The book never goes on to Hell, we just hear it is terrible and I am pretty sure that will happen in a sequel.
I MIGHT BE FOOLISH, BUT I'M NOT A FOOL
Those who read American Gods by Gaiman will recognize the Old Gods being forgotten and losing their powers. That is what is happening in this story.
EVERYBODY PUT YOUR DICKS BACK IN YOUR PANTS
The main part of the book reminded me of Fortschen's Lost Regiment series and Stan Nicholls' Orc Wars. Their is a rebel bunch lead by a Confederate who are rebelling against the old gods. This leads to lots of fight scenes such as in Nicholls' Orc Wars. There is a lot of traveling through Purgatory, but not really finding anything new. I did enjoy the game part of the story, but the hours of fighting and traveling bored me. The ending was good.
R.C. Cola does a great job.
"Surprised by the cross over appeal"
Lost Gods was entertainment at its best. The main characters were relatable and genuine. I won't mention any of the plot. If you enjoy fantasy or horror this is a great read. The narrator does a great job with expressions and voices. Definitely recommended.
"Best Book in a long time"
Loved this book !!! I highly recommend! Hope they make a movie! Will read again soon!
Beautiful ly written and expertly narrated. this Odyssey through purgatory is stunningly described through broms twisted Imagination.
"Fantastic book, would recommend"
R C Bray makes this book somehow more amazing than it already is. His vocal talents are really quite astounding
Story was amazing and the narration was as good as I've ever heard. Terrific book.
"Brom has a very imaginative mind"
I was completely sold from looking at the cover alone. Brom is a fantastic illustrator and story teller.
horrifying yet addictive! The folklore and the creativity are what keep me coming back. Amazing!
I didn't know what to expect with this book. I only bought it cause rc bray did it. It was incredible I loved it
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