G.R. Yeates was born in Rochford, Essex and went on to study English Literature at the Colchester Institute. He has lived in China where he taught English as a foreign language and he now lives in North London where he writes every day and sleeps very little. He considers his literary influences to include George Orwell, H.P. Lovecraft, Ramsey Campbell, Franz Kafka and Thomas Ligotti.
Clinton A. Seeber
on Feb. 09, 2016 :
An entertaining read with some skillful wordsmithing, great descriptions and vivid characters. It involves a heroine from modern day America called to save an alternate realm. In that regard, it is much like the Thomas Covenant books by Stephen R. Donaldson. It is on the shorter end for a novel length work.
This story is, however, somewhat flawed, or so I feel. I feel that way mostly about some of the flawed logic in the story arc. Also, it seems, at times, to try to send a social message that I find disturbing. And I feel that great fantasy fiction should be about entertainment and not a social message anyway. Nonetheless, I recommend reading this story and give it a solid 4 stars.
(review of free book)