The Gates: An Apocalyptic Horror Novel (Hell on Earth Book 1) by Iain Rob Wright

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The Gates: An Apocalyptic Horror Novel (Hell on Earth Book 1) by Iain Rob Wright

Published by SalGad Publishing Group on 27th August 2015

346 pages

Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

The world was in danger, but no one knew it. When large black stones started popping up all round the world, people were drawn to them, not realising how dangerous they were. If anyone touched them they died, but it only got worse when they began to open. Coming to kill all of humankind is the demons from Hell.

The book follows the lives of 5 main Characters, Guy Granger, a father of 2 who spend all his life on the sea as a Coast Guard, Mina Mager and David Davids, photographer and journalist for the Slough Gazette, who were covering the stone in London, Tony Cross, a soldier for the British Army serving in Syria and Rick Bastion, a one hit wonder who spends all his time on his piano with a glass in his hand. One thing they all had in common was when the world was in danger, they all were fighting for survival.

Each chapter told a different character’s story and how their lives were affected. Whilst reading this I felt as if I was watching a number of news channels all talking about the same event, which added to the feeling of dread that something evil was going to happen. As you are reading about each character, you get that instant feeling that nobody is safe. This book is full of action and horrific acts from page 1 and as you get further into the book you wonder how they can go on and fight. When a major event happens not everyone survives so do not be surprised when a character you like meets an early demise. It also goes to show that the unlikely characters are the heroes and I was reminded of the Purge when The Vamps appeared on the scene. There were times when I was reading Rick’s story that I just wanted to bang his and Keith’s heads together as like typical siblings there was constant bickering as Keith was a bossy big brother. One of my favourite characters was Daniel and without giving his story away, I wonder how much of a hero, he is going to be in book 2

An exciting horror story with enough twists to leave you in shock a number of times whilst reading this. I’m all ready for book 2

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