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And Death Will Seize the Doctor, Too by Jeremiah Swanson

CHRISTIAN THOMPSON HAD THE POWER to heal people with a touch of his hand, but in order to cure one person he first had to kill someone else.
The man he’d come to kill on this particular night was Walter Chambers. Walter Chambers made his living by robbing houses, and sometimes he wound up killing the people who lived in them.
Walter wasn’t an especially bright or talented or even cunning criminal but he did manage to get away with what he was doing for almost thirteen years before he was finally caught, tried, and sentenced to death. That sentence, as far as most people who cared to know knew, had been carried out about a half hour ago.

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My Review

4 stars

Christian Thompson has the ability to save a life at deaths door. But Christian doesn’t realize that he has this ability until he finds someone that has to guide him to find his ability. The catch is that he has to take a life to do so. We find Christian trying to find someone’s life that he can give to his comatose wife. But someone doesn’t want him to. He is chased all over and people are trying to force Christian to save the lives of specific people while trying to keep him from saving the woman he loves. But along with this, Christian also suffers from guilt over an innocent life that he took.

This is an interesting story. Christian isn’t really a good guy, there is a lot of darkness in his past. He was not a happy person and thought of killing himself. But then a guy starts training him to use his powers. He is clearly human and does make some questionable and dark decisions. You might not like Christian but you will come to feel something for him.

There is a great question of if you have the ability to do something, would you do so especially if there were dire consequences. If you could heal someone would you kill another person? What if they were not as bad as you first thought? Could you keep this secret? Who would want your abilities? There are a lot of questions in this book that will make you think.

This is an enjoyable story. I really liked how it made you think about the possibilities. This is one that I recommend you check out. I think you might like it too.

To purchase And Death Will Seize the Doctor, Too make sure to visit Amazon and Goodreads.

I received And Death Will Seize the Doctor, Too for free in exchange for an honest review.

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Falter Kingdom

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Falter Kingdom by Michael Seidlinger

Hunter Warden just wants some peace and quiet. He wants to watch unboxing videos and be lulled to sleep by the monotone voices and smooth talking YouTube hosts. He wants his parents that are always working to either totally leave him alone or be around for once. After a few beers, Hunter decides to get away from it all and go for a run in Falter Kingdom.

When you run the gauntlet at Falter Kingdom, a tunnel next to a park on the outskirts of suburbia where local high school kids go to drink and smoke, one of two things can happen — nothing or you catch a demon.

The cold spots, locked doors, scratches on the wall, and disappearing laptop immediately alert Hunter to the fact that a demon is haunting him. He knows the signs, he’s seen the videos of people that are possessed, and everyone knows someone that has had to get an exorcism. Hunter knows that he should get rid of it, but he can’t help but enjoy the company of “H,” despite this demon’s sinister intentions.

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My Review

3 stars

Hunter is an apathetic teenager that finds himself at Falter Kingdom one night. Falter Kingdom is a Tunnel that the local kids hang out to drink, smoke or make out. But it is also known as the place to get possessed by a demon. Hunter decides to run the tunnel and ends up possessed by H. Although he knows he should get H exorcised he is also lurid into the spell of H. H brings that missing spark back to Hunter’s life. The more that Hunter keeps H the further he falls under the spell and is less likely to exorcise him.

Hunter is a bland character that wants his parents to dote on him or leave him completely alone. He has no real desire to do anything and finds himself in the company of people he doesn’t like and won’t leave. He decides to be possessed and finds he likes H’s suggestions. I liked hwo the further you got in the story H went from a “he” to “us”. You could feel Hunter falling completely under H’s spell.

Unfortunately, Hunter was such a bland character that I found myself not really caring about him. Everyone around him was likewise flat. This was not a bad book but I thought that it would have a little more to it.

To purchase Falter Kingdom make sure to visit Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and Michael Seidlinger’s website.

I received Falter Kingdom for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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