Saturday, January 17, 2009

Book 4 of 2009: Bloodstained Oz by James A. Moore and Christopher Golden

Book Description:

Something's gone wrong over the rainbow...

1933. The winds of theDust Bowl have reduced what had been the nation's breadbasket to adesert full of broken dreams and desperate prayers. The water is gone,the crops are ruined and, for the people of Hawley, Kansas, there'slittle left to struggle for except the chance for another day in hell.

There'sa storm coming, one that will rip the roofs from farms and scatter thewretched crops far and wide. One little girl will find a treasure trovein a ruined field and converse with a nightmare. One man will findsalvation in the dirt and damnation close on its heels. One woman willsuffer the sins of her husband and seek hope in the actions of her onlychild.

Dying faith will be tested, because that isn't rainwetting the crops; it's blood. Those aren't trinkets and toys that arelying hidden in the fields; they're nightmares wrapped in falsepromises. And while the darkest storms bring the brightest rainbows,that isn't a pot of gold waiting at the far end; it's an emerald thatgleams and flickers with its own infernal light.

Join bestselling authors Christopher Golden and James A. Moore as they show you there's no hell like home...

My Opinion:

First off, I want to thank James A. Moore for helping me get my hands on a copy of this book as it's not easy to find (or afford at least!!!). Secondly, it took me a while to finally get around to reading this as I didn't have an e-reader and am not a fan of reading on the screen, but now that I have an e-reader, I finally have read this novella and enjoyed it. It honestly wasn't quite what I was expecting. I guess I was assuming it would follow along the original storyline of THE WIZARD OF OZ a bit more and just add in a bit of blood and gore, but instead it took a few of the characters from Oz and such and added a bit of twist to them. I think my favorite was the fact that they turned the "evil flying monkeys" into vampires! Granted, I'm a sucker (no pun intended) for anything vampire related. So... for fans of Oz and/or horror or even those who aren't fans of the story as this warps the story quite drastically... be sure to track down this story and give it a shot.

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