Saturday 4 November 2017

Descent To Hell by Nic Parker @NicParkerAuthor #BlogTour #GuestReview

A man forced to enter mankind's most feared territory … a child dragged into the underworld! 
When Charlie Ward's beloved niece is kidnapped by an atrocious demon he has to find the secret gateway into the one place every human wants to stay away from: Hell! 
Armed only with courage and determination Charlie has to survive in a forbidding place filled with despair and anguish. He must face challenges no mortal should ever have to undergo that threaten to destroy his very soul. 

Descent To Hell by Nic Parker was published in January of this year. My thanks to the author who sent my copy for review.

Welcome to my slot on the Descent To Hell Blog Tour today.  Well, actually, it's not really my spot at all, this is Martin's slot; he's the one who read the book and this is his review!

This is my first attempt at a book review. I'm not very good at it and I'm going to leave it to Anne in the future; I'll stick with watching SAW films and Red Dwarf!
Anne and I met Nic at the Harrogate Crime Festival in the summer and we all got on like a house on fire. Nic told us about her book and I was keen to read it. I don't read loads of books, and tend to only read whilst I'm on holiday, and it is generally crime fiction. However, I grew up reading and loving James Herbert, Steven King and Dennis Wheatley, so really wanted to give this a try.

Descent To Hell accompanied us on our recent trip to Croatia, where I was lucky enough to read it in the sunshine, with a couple (!!) of gin and tonics to wash it down.

Descent To Hell is very readable, OK so 'readable' is not a great word, but I hope you know what I mean?  It has a great plot, with characters that constantly surprise the reader. Who ever thought of Lucifer, the Devil, sitting behind a desk in a business suit? This is the sort of thing that I enjoy in a book; something different, unusual and clever.

I'll admit that I wasn't scared by Descent To Hell, it's not your typical James Herbert esque horror; there's a dry sense of humour running right through it and it reminded me of the TV series Supernatural (another favourite of mine). However, it's quite a tense read and the tension builds up towards the end, which I thought was excellent.

Descent To Hell is a really enjoyable and Nic Parker's writing is great. I really enjoyed the humour and will certainly be reading the next in the series.

Nic Parker was born in 1971.Her love for the horror genre flourished in early childhood. She enjoyed the opulence of genre productions in the eighties, chasing after forbidden video nasties with friends, and reading mainly Clive Barker and Stephen King. Since her twenties she’s had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing many household names from the horror genre in her role as a journalist for Moviestar magazine. She is an avid book collector, passionate about art and likes to try out new recipes from her many cookbooks.Parker lives in rural Germany with her husband, enslaved by six cats.‘Descent to Hell’ is the first part in the Hell trilogy with main character Charlie Ward.

1 comment:

  1. Well done Mr C. I'm now on a mission to get Brian to guest review a book for me! (like that's ever going to happen)