Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Review | Obstacles by Chris Reardon

Review | Obstacles by Chris Reardon" class="ubb-image alignleft">Obstacles by Chris Reardon
Published by Alpha Wolf Publishing on October 1, 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
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A child will die. You're afraid to live. Would you go to all lengths to save him? Darkness knows no bounds, as Alcott, an African American doctor sees all too well. The man is petrified by death. His fragile existence rests at the mercy of the universe. This fact is far too much for him to handle. From unyielding nightmares to elevator terrors, he's lost in paranoia. 

Assigned to look after an ill child, Alcott's horrors only heighten. Gari is a nine-year-old boy with a fatal disease. He will surely pass on within the year. Alcott bonds with him more and more each day. Part of him knows this grim fate just isn't right. 

Alcott befriends a hospital patient. This lunatic forces him to lug home an ancient text on bringing back the dead. Despite the man's obvious dementia, Alcott attempts the scheme. Charging up a cliff, he recites the chant over ocean gusts. 

A god woman glides in from the horizon. She instructs Alcott on the trials to save Gari's life. These fearsome Obstacles require true strength. From battling sharks to wielding a flail, he must prove fortitude against genuine danger. Alcott decides his fate at this moment. 

Death's claws shall not grasp Gari's soul.

We were provided with a free copy of this
book in exchange for an honest review.


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This imaginative journey began with a doctors exasperation at his inability to save the life of one of his patients, a child named Gari. Throw in an eccentric elderly patient who claims to be able to bring back the dead, and I was hooked. From the minute Dr. Alcott took the mystical book in his possession, Chris Reardon penned and interesting and gripping world that is everything a fantasy should be. We have real characters facing great odd in pursuit of a noble cause. It’s the kind of story that can easily be read in an afternoon without even blinking. There are small mechanical issues with grammar and occasional poor word choice, but these are minor speed bumps on the road of an adventure you don’t want to miss taking.

3 out of 5 stars.

Happy reading!

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