Daniel plunged headlong into the baseline of the razor-wire. Frantically he clawed his way forward but within seconds the relentless blades had cut into his clothing and exposed flesh. He was hopelessly ensnared and the more he struggled the greater the agony, until the cold hand of despair reached into his stomach and took hold. It was over.
Suddenly, the Devil’s eyelids opened like scythes exposing orbs of polished anthracite, dark and utterly soulless. A crash of thunder rumbled in the dry air high above the Library of Time and the Chancellor looked into those cacodemon orbs of death. They held the spite of a million Godless souls, of countless numbers from warlike generations, the pain and suffering of nations and the eternal terrors of an uncertain inhumane world.
The two men peered through the roll of mesh as hundreds of the creatures gathered at the entrance and began their assault, tearing at the barrier with claw and fang. Scorpion tails darted forward over their tugging bodies dispensing murderous drops of venom.
The Odyssey of Daniel Bonner.
The first chapter finds Daniel Bonner as frightened fifteen year-old making an escape from a young offenders’ institution, incarcerated for a crime of which he is innocent.
During a harrowing escape he receives unexpected help from a total stranger who later becomes his mentor, to aid and abet his survival as a fugitive on the open moor. Daniel learns to trust him implicitly in what is seemingly an unbreakable friendship, and remains unaware that the stranger, Anthony Windrow, has a hidden, and altogether, sinister agenda.
At the time of his escape, Danny, unwittingly, sells his soul to the Devil, and nothing in this, or any other world comes free. Anthony Windrow, hell’s second-in-command, otherwise known as the Chancellor, sets Daniel on a course to leave the moor and make his fortune, hoping that greed would be the catalyst to turn him into the perfect representative for the forces of evil in the living world. However, no one had counted on Daniels inbuilt sense of right and wrong.
With an act of selfless philanthropy he undermines the Chancellor’s plan, proving that his path through life is destined to carry him on a very different journey; to become the Chancellor’s nemesis.
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Genre – Paranormal Thriller
Rating – PG
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