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Cracked Sky

by Ben Eads

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Cracked Sky is a story about loss, but also about the love of a parent intent on sacrificing everything for his child and family.

The first half of the book really got me hooked, it was sad but then slowly it turned into something sinister and creepy. However, when Stephen enters the realm beyond the Cracked Sky in order to save his little girl, the plot became a bit fuzzy and sometimes confusing, making it hard to follow. There where several scenes thrown in where I was unsure of their meaning or importance for the story. It felt like the author wanted to create something big, fantastical, but put in too much.

Nevertheless, the story was a fascinating read with a unique plot and believable characters.

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  misspider | Jul 7, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0692343385, Paperback)

Reeling from the loss of their only child, Stephen and Shelley Morrison learn that her killer has been found dead. What they don't know is that his agenda goes far deeper than the grave. Beyond the storm, beyond the crack in the sky--where their daughter lies trapped with The Lost Ones--something is using Stephen and Shelley's agony to fulfill its goals: Terrorize. Consume. Destroy.

"When a writer's work leaves you angry at yourself that you've never read it before, and filled with the determination to never let that be the case again, it's the highest form of compliment. Ben Eads is one of those writers. With Cracked Sky, I found myself at turns moved and terrified. This guy knows his horror, and pulls off the deft trick of utilizing genre conventions while simultaneously adding his own unique twists to the mix. Get in on the ground floor of Eads' work, folks. His career is destined to be a long one." -- Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker © Award-winning author of The Turtle BoyKin, and Jack & Jill
 
"Do yourself a favor, put BEN EADS up on your fridge, underline the name, then buy everything he writes. The quality of his writing is first rate." -- Gene O'Neill, THE CAL WILD CHRONICLES, AT THE LAZY K
 
"Eads created a sick and dark dream world. Reading it was like visiting the most twisted of Wonderlands. Eads' other world is genuinely horrifying, and even more disturbing than Joe Hill's Christmasland. That's truly a messed up and lovely thing to see." -- Mercedes M. Yardley, author of The Bone Angel Trilogy and Pretty Little Dead Girls

"Taking some inspiration from King but very much his own writer, Eads brings the reader a compelling story of a family torn apart by events beyond their control." -- THIS IS HORROR

"The first half of the story reminded me of early Gary Braunbeck, then the second delves into some serious dark fantasy and even bizarro territory (despite not being a bizarro novella." -- Nick Cato -- The Horror Fiction Review

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