Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Maze by Jason Brannon

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The Maze by Jason Brannon

Book Description

 August 23, 2013
A near death experience transports Jamie Burroughs into The Maze, a realm built by angels and demons and filled with traps and riddles for those haunted by their mistakes.

For Jamie, The Maze becomes a terrifying journey through a world of darkness where his soul and the lives of those he loves hangs in the balance. With his family in danger and his soul in peril, Jamie is forced to reevaluate the kind of man he truly is as he struggles to escape The Maze before it’s too late.

Praise for The Maze

“Jason Brannon shows us a place of reckoning and judgments, of creatures that wait to ensnare us. The Maze is a novel of damnation and deliverance, of corridors fortified with death and spirituality. I found a bit of myself in The Maze." ~ Steven Lloyd, author of The Wooden Box

“From his style, you’d think Jason Brannon was the dark double of Ray Bradbury. He cares more about character and realism than most writers I’ve read and his plots flow like well-orchestrated music. Indeed, Brannon’s writing has a classical feel, reminiscent of the best traditional work in the genre, even when he’s going for gut-wrenching terror and torture in-extremis." ~ Michael Arnzen, International Horror Guild Award winning author of Grave Markings (Dell Abyss)

“Warning! The Maze may get inside your head — and stay there.” ~ Harry Shannon, author of Night of the Beast

“Brannon’s work reminds me of the glory days of The Twilight Zone, when it was in black and white and carried bylines like Beaumont and Matheson. Often surreal, sometimes disturbing and sometimes enlightening, there’s real substance in his tales that few of his contemporaries can match.” ~ Mike Oliveri, Bram Stoker Award Winning Author of Deadliest of the Species

“It is a rare treat to find a modern writer whose work is truly a mirror of the darkest corners of the world we all share. Every one of his haunting stories is infused with clear ideas and startling notions submerged in a straightforward and engaging prose. His visions linger with you long after the book has been closed.” ~ Stephen Susco, Screenwriter (The Grudge, The Grudge 2, Pulse, Red)

My Review

The start of the book had me somewhat confused. It started fast and furious and I was unsure of where it was heading.
Once the main protagonist lands in the maze the horror starts. Weirdly the horror is a reflection of what it is like to be human and which "small sins" we engage in.

Once mythology entered the book with a massive bang I was even more confused. The Christian literature I expected was missing.
Soon however I got to know why the mythology was present. How the maze works and the message of hope and redemption started to dawn on me and hopefully other readers.
All in all this is a fast, engaging read which is well written and develop so it is less preachy in nature and more entertaining and illuminating!

A read I will recommend to lovers of the genre who is open to get the entire story before making judgement.


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