THERE IS A LEGEND OF THE SERPENT GOD...
All that remains of its victims is charred human ash - as if she'd been torched from within. What looks like a freak accident to others, Detective Eric Bannon and medical examiner Angelica Hunter have seen before, and they have chased the monster that has spawned in India from where mankind had first encountered its deadly force. They are now truly the only two human beings who have had experience with the Kundalini snake god of ancient India. While they had once thwarted its deadly rampage, on one continent, they have learned of its having been reborn in the belly of a cult follower in the sequel, FLESH WARS...
The creature too has learned of its enemy, mankind by the time of FLESH WARS as it was killed or so everyone thought, but the evil returns with a vendetta born of its wicked DNA in book two. Whereas before it only took the prey it needed to survive in its mad quest to conquer a world, it is by book two bent on spreading an epidemic to wipe out all mankind.
The heroic efforts of a cop and a doctor may be mankind's only hope against this monster that has the ability to combust men like tender kindling to suck in the elemental gases of victims, leaving only a few knuckle and ankle bones.
This is the prequel to FLESH WARS wherein the action returns to India where the belief in the creature has spawned a protective cult devoted to its life...
HE'S SAID TO FEED OFF THE CREMATED SOULS OF THE DEAD...
As the temperature rises, so does the chaos. Nationwide, preachers of doom are predicting Armageddon. But when Brannon and Hunter discover the scales of a serpent at the death scenes, the strange clue leads them to a conclusion far more frightening than the Rapture.
©2010 Robert W. Walker (P)2013 Robert W. Walker
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"Brings back terrifying memories"
I’ve never been a fan of horror novels, although this is somewhat hypocritical when it comes right down to it. I enjoy zombie novels, I like books that deal with survival and aliens. But when it comes to ghosts, the paranormal, that sort of thing I’ve never been a big fan.
So it was with some trepidation that I picked up and listened to Robert Walker’s Serptine Fire. I’m a fan of Robert’s mystery novels and I AM a fan of Science fiction. I found the premise behind his book intriguing and I’m always willing to give a book a try.
In fact over the many decades that I have been reading, there have been less than ten novels that I simply could not finish, so I knew that would not be the case with this book.
I started listening to it and after about two hours I nearly stopped and went to listen to something else. It is not that the book was not well written or interesting, quite the opposite. The whole spontaneous human combustion thing creeped me out that bad.
The history was well written, the characters were captivating and the story itself was chilling to behold.
When I was but a young lad in my first decade of life, I remember seeing a documentary on spontaneous human combustion. To this day I remember how it sent a thrill of terror through my body and that I had trouble sleeping for several days after viewing this documentary. Fear of fire is something that I have always had and always will have.
Robert’s novel re-awoke that short period of night-terrors for me and this is the reason that I nearly put the audio book aside so that I could listen to something else.
"I had to abandon this book"
I really tried to listen to this book, as I enjoyed Walker's novel Dead On. I guess there is an audience for Serpetine Fire's gruesomeness-> but it is not me.
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