I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Song for the End by Kit Power
Published by Horrific Tales Publishing on October 30, 2020
Genres: Horror, Occult Horror
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'Becoming an overnight sensation was supposed to be a good thing.
Not for Bill Cutter, supply teacher and weekend rock star. His band, The Fallen, have just released their latest tune on social media, and it's blowing up.
So is the body count.
Now, Bill faces a frantic race against time to stop the spread of the song, before the horrific effects can no longer be contained.
Terrifying, bitterly funny, and tragic, A Song For The End is a breakneck, blood-soaked tale of truth, lies, consequences... and Rock N Roll.
Well, well well. Once in a while you pick a book, and it has the ability to knock you straight on your arse! That is exactly what A Song for The End did to me. Kit Power’s writing has the uncanny ability to create a scene and torch it into your memory. Everything was vivid and pulsating and undeniably gritty and dark.
A Song for the end introduces us to Bill Cutter. A man that seems to be just going from one bad decision to another. Aged thirty-five and still only a supply teacher, he’s not exactly in a happy relationship and the one thing that gives him joy is the music he makes with his friends. They’ve just penned and recorded their latest song and wait for it…it’s only gone viral, what’s the catch you say? Well, the listener will be compelled to tell the truth in any situation or risk having their brain explode and drown them in a torrent of blood.
The beginning of the book is a complete knock out. The subsequent words and chapters told me everything I needed to know about the author. He likes it screwed up and dodging the proverbial bullet. His ability to transport me a dangerous and almost dystopian place and wanting to cover my eyes in case of accidental consumption of a song that will probably kill me. I was swimming against the tide, but it had other ideas.
One song and the blood flew. By this point that author and A Song for the End had me addicted. His laser precise writing style. It only took mere moments for me to be invested in this story until its conclusion. I believe this story has two sides; on one hand we have the struggle of a man that wants more from everything, nothing seems to give him that spark anymore. His song goes viral and suddenly it lets him hope that there is an escape, a way out. He is the epitome of the human condition, are we ever genuinely happy with our lot? On the other hand, we have the turning of the tide and Bill doing what is right. It was admirable to see how he made the switch from being a bit of a selfish guy into doing something for the greater good.
A Song for the End is with one stroke puts Kit Power in there with some of the greats Kealan Patrick Burke and other masters of the genre. Its eerie and unforgettable. This deserves more recognition.
ABOUT KIT POWER
Kit Power lives in the UK and writes fiction that lurks at the boundaries of the horror, fantasy, and thriller genres, trying to bum a smoke or hitch a ride from the unwary.
He also watches the movie Robocop (The Greatest Movie Ever Made) with friends and records the resulting conversation for your listening pleasure: https://talkingrobocop.libsyn.com/