Eddie King has been tortured by visions ever since his sister died in a bike ride with him on the estate. Eddie himself was rendered unconscious for a period of time and was tormented by visions of haunted lady and a demon. Is the haunted lady his sister? Who is the demon? With Cassy dying Edie king’s life becomes topsy turvy. Out of the corner of his eye he sees a girl with scars and black hair just staring at him. His father develops a drinking problem and becomes abusive with his wife. His best friend Jenny comes out that she is gay. As the years roll by Eddie’s fortunes wane and he is hardly considered stable. Having taken up with Jenny and Lacy, he soon finds that he is wearing out his welcome.
A plunge of the bridge into the freezing waters below send him back to the underworld where he is tormented by the lady. It maybe his sister? He confronts the demon Balam, who has his sister prisoner. When he wakes up it is three months later and finds out that he was out for three months and he was declared brain dead. His life is starting to really fall apart. His visist to the psychic does not go a planned and she introduces him to Derek and Levi, two semi pro exorcists. Eddie has been cursed and blessed. He can go the underworld which is off limits to mortals. But he was not supposed to be there and so something had tried to take his place. Eddie can also see demons while other people cannot see them. The demon Lamashtu has a hold on Eddie and soon he will die. The big questions remains? Or should I say several questions still remain. Can the exorcist fights Lamashtu? Will Eddie free his sister from the demon’s clutches? Will Balam be defeated? Find this out and ore by reading he story. It is free off amazon and definitely worth the read. Would be nice if it was longer and had a few more details thrown in to fatten the book up a bit. Over all this guys Is a good story teller.
I've found it hard for the last decade to really find some good, scary reads. It seemed for a time, good old celluloid took over and the visual was what scared us. It took that next step from reading the appearance of someone possessed to see Linda Blair in her full get up scarring us for life, vut after a while we lost both. We'd get a peripheral glimmer of that golden ticket only to see, crap, tin foil. Edward King is the real golden ticket. Are there moments of things weve seen or read before? Yes, but instead of saying "oh, dude ripped that from ____." Try thinking more like, "i see where (insert horror movie/video game) is referenced to." Hell at one point i heard myself thinking the original Silent Hill game must have made quite the impression on him for THAT kind of scene."
Just finished the first Edward King book. I will be reading the rest of them. Rick Wood writes the way I enjoy reading my books. Clean, clear and exciting. He has a way of making you feel like you know what's coming next . But surprise, you don't. Mr Wood, I'm glad we found each other. Keep them coming.
In my humble opinion, Rick Wood's I Have The Sight blew The Exorcist out of the water. I loved the backstory of him trying to free his sister's soul and the way he fought so against Balam. I will definitely recommend it to my friends. Whatever you do do not read this book at night. I made that mistake.
It was an enjoyable read. Enough to keep you hooked from beginning to end. Had all the elements needed for a supernatural,suspenseful thriller. Just purchased the next book so I hope it is as great as the first!
Finally! After suffering through several disappointing horror books, Rick Wood's "I Have the Sight" kicks off a promising 5 novel series. I was apprehensive about purchasing yet another unknown author's attempt at scares and chills; but, within the first 30 pages I was hooked.
Wood writes involved and believable characters, who may represent non-traditional social behavior; however, it's important to note that he does so without pushing any political issues. Despite having an atheist abuse survivor and his lesbian best friend as main protagonists, Wood never preaches at the reader nor advocates progressive PC propaganda.
Being a story about demons, it was believable (and a welcome change) that our atheist finds religion quickly after being confronted with paranormal evil. The latest trend in many of the horror novels I've encountered have been anti-religious, regardless of proof or situation. Not so here; the character takes a journey of discovery in which his newfound faith develops organically.
In addition to all this, the author made this introductory novel to this series free to download. And, in exchange for joining his fan club, two other novellas are available for free. Quite an offer.
To close, Rick Wood seems to be a talented writer who deftly spins a gripping paranormal yarn. I look forward to reading the other 4 books in the series.