- Copertina flessibile: 152 pagine
- Editore: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edizione (4 giugno 2014)
- Collana: Ghost Gal
- Lingua: Inglese
- ISBN-10: 149743842X
- ISBN-13: 978-1497438422
- Peso di spedizione: 286 g
- Media recensioni: 4.0 su 5 stelle Visualizza tutte le recensioni (1 recensione cliente)
Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt: 1 (Inglese) Copertina flessibile – 4 giu 2014
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From his secret lair in the wilds of Bethlehem, Georgia, Bobby Nash writes a little bit of everything including novels, comic books, short prose, graphic novels, screenplays, media tie-ins, and more. Bobby has worked for a variety of publishers including IDW, Sequential Pulp, Dark Horse, Moonstone, Avatar Press, Radio Archives, Airship 27, Pro Se Press, Raven's Head Press, BEN Books, and more. Between writing deadlines, Bobby is an actor and extra in movies and television, including appearances in Deviant Pictures’ Fat Chance, FOX’s The Following, AMC's Halt and Catch Fire, and more. He is also the co-host of the Earth Station One podcast (www.esopodcast.com) and a member of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers. Bobby was named Best Author in the 2013 Pulp Ark Awards, his first professional writing award. Rick Ruby, a character co-created by Bobby and author Sean Taylor also snagged a Pulp Ark Award for Best New Pulp Character of 2013. Bobby has also been nominated for the 2014 New Pulp Awards and Pulp Factory Awards for his work. For more information on Bobby Nash please visit him at www.bobbynash.com, www.facebook.com/AuthorBobbyNash, and www.twitter.com/bobbynash, among other places across the web.
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Orrori sovrannaturali, spettri, rappresentanti in terra di Paradiso e Inferno...
Buon ritmo, personaggi ben delineati e interessanti, e un tono misurato e ironico.
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Alexandra Holzer’s father Hans had once imprisoned a Slaugh beneath the ruble of a castle. Built in Ireland, and painstakingly taken down and reassembled in New Hampshire, the Castle was woven through with a power that kept the Slaugh from leaving. Then it possessed the owner of the castle’s servant.
Still, a simple grenade was enough to bind it to the possessed man and bury them both beneath the ruble of the greater portion of the castle. The castle’s owner, Conrad Bartlett, has the ruins paved over with specialized materials and remade into a park. When Conrad dies, his son Max, in an attempt to follow his father’s dying wishes has the park dug up and repaired.
Now, twenty-two years after Hans Holtzer put the Slaugh in the ground, this young man’s careless move has set the Sin Eater free. It quickly possesses Max, and moves to free its four brothers from their own bonds.
Enter Alexandra Holtzer and her fiancé, Joshua Demerest who are running their own ghost hunting business. The newly freed Slaugh seek revenge on Hans Holzer and will gladly take his family.
The battle with the Slaugh spreads, involving among other things two strange organizations: one apparently ran by guardian angels the other by a group of demons. When Alexandra finds herself stalked, she turns to Jacob Black, who could be termed “the devil.” Her angelic friend, Samuel Esau, recognizing the gravity of the situation, reluctantly joins forces with his counterpart, Black.
Thrill to paranormal Pulp at its best as Ghost Gal Alexandra Holtz and her parents, fiancé, and allies take on an evil that hasn’t walked the earth for centuries! Bobby Nash has managed to build his story so that like the stones of the castle imprisoned the Slaugh, his paragraphs hold the attention of the reader from page one. Another five star Pulp book that will delight the connoisseur and newcomer alike!
Quoth the Raven…
A great read, I liked the plot, the characters and the dichotomy between Jacob and Samuel. As I read, I could see the movie playing out in my mind.
The only thing I found lacking, was that the time period of the book wasn't evident. Only the absence of cell phones and computers gave any indication that this was taking place in a different era. I only knew from the book blurb that this book takes place in the '60s.
I do look forward to reading more about these characters.
This is a terrific, somewhat dark story, of supernatural horror and adventure. The story flows beautifully and carries you to a action packed climax with some surprises along the way. It is a perfect summer read.
As an added bonus is an introduction by Ernie Hudson, who played Winston Zeddemore one of the Ghostbusters from the hit movies.
Can there be anyone who isn’t aware of Hans Holzer’s many non-fiction books on the paranormal? Fewer may be aware that he also wrote novels of the supernatural. I certainly wasn’t. I now have a list of books I need to track down.
I was also unaware that his daughter, Alexandra, had followed her father into the paranormal investigation business. In fact, this was the first time I’d actually heard of her. Now, in a bid to follow her late father into the fiction business too, she’s allied herself with the award-winning New Pulpster, Bobby Nash, and this book is the first result.
The book opens with an introduction from Ernie Hudson, of ‘Ghostbusters’ fame. The sad death of Harold Ramis having put paid to any hope of another movie in that franchise, Hudson officially passes the baton to Alexandra, ending his introduction with, “Who you gonna call?GHOST GAL! That’s who.”
It’s a fast-paced, action-packed adventure, as I would expect from Bobby Nash. It opens with Hans Holzer himself, defeating an ancient menace once and for all… or so he thought. Naturally, the wrap-up turns out to be not quite as permanent as he might have hoped. Sure enough, twenty-two years later, in the late 50s, the big bad is back and hungry for a spot of vengeance, before he gets around to setting the whole world alight.
By this time, young Alexandra has joined the family business, with the help of her lawyer fiancé, Joshua. She proves a very capable chip off the old block. We are introduced to the “men” in charge of two strange organisations: Samuel Esau, the head of the OAGI (Office of Angel Guides); and Jacob Black, the head of the OESI (Office of the Evil Sloth Intermediaries). These organizations deal with the various spirits that the Holzer clan capture, making sure they get to where they should be.
One of the strengths of Bobby Nash’s writing is in the interaction between these various characters. Always entertaining, frequently hilarious, he does an impressive job of working out the dynamics between any particular pairing.
Pulp fiction at its best, this is a fast, entertaining read that leaves the reader eager for more.
As an added bonus the book is rounded out with an epic poem, by John Masefield, entitled ‘The Hounds of Hell’, which is on a similar theme.