Book Review: The Book of David, Chapter 5 by Robert Kent

September 4, 2017 Book Reviews, Ghosts, Horror 0

I received this book for free from Kindle Unlimited in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: The Book of David, Chapter 5 by Robert KentThe Book Of David: Chapter Four by Robert Kent
on June 23, 2017
Genres: Horror
Pages: 384
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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"The Lord has appointed you to a special duty in these last days and given your life a unique purpose. Will you turn away from the myriad temptations of this wicked world and answer His righteous calling?"

The Walters family has just purchased the perfect home if only it weren't located in the small hick town of Harrington, Indiana, and if only it weren't haunted. David Walters is an atheist now, but his minister father taught him from a young age that Satan would one day deceive all mankind by pretending his demons were extra terrestrials. The day the Walters family moves in, they spot a flying saucer outside their new home. Things only get stranger from there. David Walters is about to learn what it means to be truly haunted, forcing him to confront his past, fight for his family, his soul, and his sanity.

This is the fifth of five chapters in THE BOOK OF DAVID, a serialized tale of terror from Robert Kent, author of ALL TOGETHER NOW: A ZOMBIE STORY and PIZZA DELIVERY.

WARNING
This horror story is intended for a mature audience. It's filled with adult language, situations, and themes. It's in no way appropriate for the easily offended or younger readers of BANNEKER BONES AND THE GIANT ROBOT BEES.

 

 

I loved the way Chapter Four ended! Needless to say, I had to pick this one up straight away! Talk about a cliff hanger. Thank goodness for all the books being published while I’m reading this, otherwise I may have had to send Robert Kent a nasty letter!

Chapter Four was my favorite due to the character arcs that all the main characters had. I felt it was important for them to change, especially Miriam. Her son is older now and his father seems like a nutcase. Jury is still out on that one, but it’s nearly unanimous. That said, due to the ending of Chapter Four, both Miriam and her son are dependent on David, more now than ever.

David’s starting to get it though. He’s also had some character changes and is starting to ask questions about what is going on around him. Not enough, in my opinion, but if it went the way I wanted it to, there wouldn’t have been a Chapter Five, so I’ll shut up about that!

Although the family is still reeling, the plot of the story feels like it just woke up. And that’s not to say that it was sleeping either! More like, this poor family, that has been through way too much already, has just woken a dragon and that dragon is hungry, and of course they look mighty tasty.

The one downside to Chapter Five is the idea behind everything is finally coming together, which is great, but that also has to be explained. There’s a political, spiritual, and an earthly plot and Chapter Five meshes them all. There are time jumps again, but in this one, most of them are to explain the why behind everything. If you’re reading this and have questions, Chapter Five is going to answer them. This is obviously going to slow down the plot a little, but at the same time, the plot has just got it’s boots on and is ready for that marathon. Interesting how Robert Kent is able to get it all to come together and although the plot slows a little, there’s still so much going on that the slowdown isn’t even enough to catch your breath. He just plows through what is happening and expects his readers to keep up!

As does David. I still like Miriam more than David, but there are a few redeeming qualities about his character. The fact that above all, he loves his family, is the biggest. He would do anything for them and that shows.

I can’t say how this ends but I can say that it was worth the roller coaster ride. I loved the ending and how Robert Kent was able to bring ALL of this around and answer all the questions that I had. One of them lasted until the very, VERY end.

If you’re thinking about reading this series, get ready to want to read all five chapters. It drags you in, sometimes kicking and screaming, other times I could not turn the pages fast enough. It’s amazing that this started simply with a family that wanted a good life.

Thank you so much to Robert Kent for introducing me to this fantastic series and allowing me to once again review his work. He said this was a tribute to Stephen King and it is quite reminiscent of how the King writes. Loved every word.

Rating Report
Plot
5 / 5
Character Development
5 / 5
Writing Style
5 / 5
Personal enjoyment
5 / 5
Cover
5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5

 

 

About Robert Kent

My name is Robert Kent and I am a middle grade ninja. Hi-ya and what have you.

I'm the author of the middle grade novel Banneker Bones and the Giant Robot Bees (coming this fall), the young adult novel All Together Now: A Zombie Story, and some horror stories for older readers.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English from Indiana University and I live in Indianapolis, Indiana. I'm a member of a writers group called the YA Cannibals with authors Mike Mullin, Jody Sparks, Shannon Alexander, Josh Prokopy, Julia Karr and the poet, Lisa Fipps.

I have an out-of-all-reasonable-proportion love for Batman, an out-of-all-reasonable-proportion hatred for the writer Ayn Rand, and I'm married to the most wonderful woman in the world.

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