Sunday, June 5, 2016

SMITE THE DAMNED - BY ZACK KULLIS



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Smite The Damned, by Zack Kullis, is a read I enjoyed immensely. The Nephilim have always held my attention. Hell, I even write about them. Zack does a great job here with not only them but other bad-asses as well. If you love to read real horror, then this novel is for you. Read the reviews below and see what I mean.

This is a great, mind-opening book.

Blaze McRob

Book description: 

 When Keith Da Silva finally confronts the circumstances surrounding his mother's death, his eyes are opened to the darkness that is waging an ancient war against humanity. Keith is physically confronted by demonic forces, shattering his view of reality, and fights for his life with beings that live on pain and death.

In Smite the Damned, legions of spirits and demons fight alongside an ancient evil, the Nephilim, that have been hiding among their human prey. Keith is asked to help keep the dark forces at bay, and becomes a hunter of the damned. But, his role as a hunter soon brings anguish and death to his family and friends. With only a few people to help, Keith takes the battle to the forces of the Dark Lord, and ultimately, is pulled into a fight within a grand demon's personal realm.

Editorial Reviews

Review

This was an awesome read. The author did a great job of bringing in creatures that I have never found in other books. His detailed descriptions of characters, surroundings, and events really sparked my imagination and allowed me to see what was happening in the book. Smite the Damned& will no doubt satisfy your desire for entertainment. I found myself not wanting to put it down and looking for opportunities to take out my phone to find out what was coming next. I highly recommend reading this book! I hope there's another one on the way. - SCantrell36

From the Author

I think an antagonist should be, without question or hesitation, hateful and bad to the core. The antagonists in this novel fit this bill.  This novel, and the series which it starts, introduces a group of monstrous beings that have been nearly absent in literature.  These beings, Nephilim, are dark enough to find a way into our collective nightmares.

There is much in this world that is unexplained, much that we don't see, and there is much that we don't understand.  How much of this novel is based on a reality that we cannot see?  How much of this novel is based on something that we can only see out of the corner of our eye in the magical hour of twilight?  Read this, open your mind, and let yourself go. 

Format: Kindle Edition
Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I have to say I was utterly amazed by the writing style Kullis set forth to make this book. It was the perfect mix or creepily unnerving mixed with intriguing. The descriptions of the plot and characters were fantastic adding another depth to the story as a whole.

What reader doesn't love a hero with a tragic past as the main character? The action scenes were also thrilling and believably written. It was definitely an entertaining read that I would recommend to people that would like an entertaining and exhilarating story. 
 
Format: Kindle Edition
Smite the Damned
Author: Zack Kullis

Synopsis: When Keith Da Silva finally confronts the dark circumstances surrounding his mother's death, his eyes are opened to the darkness that is waging an ancient war against humanity. Keith is violently confronted by demonic forces, shattering his view of reality, and fights for his life with beings of unspeakable evil.

In Smite the Damned, legions of spirits and demons fight alongside an ancient evil, the Nephilim, that have been hiding among their human prey. Keith is asked to help keep the dark forces at bay, and becomes a hunter of the damned. But, his role as a hunter soon brings pain and death to his family and friends. With only a few people to help, Keith takes the battle to the forces of the Dark Lord, and ultimately, is pulled into a fight within a grand demon's personal realm.

Our Review [by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L Olson]:

When Zack asked if I would read and review this book, one quick preview of the synopsis let me know that the answer would be "yes". Little did I know that after just the first few pages, I would audibly be saying "whoa". :-)

This book is darkly creepy, psychologically unnerving, scientifically intriguing, and philosophically thrilling...and all in the best possible way!

I was trying to come up with a combination of authors to peg Zack and Smite the Damned, and while I couldn't do it well because both Zack's writing style and the book itself are its own beautiful creatures, the closest I could come was John Saul meets Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, meets early Stephen King.

Smite the Damned has a loveable main hero with a tragic past, incredibly complex supporting characters, villains that are so despicable that you feel them in the pit of your gut, and a storyline that just doesn't stop.
The descriptives are deep and incredibly vivid without being smothering, and the scene transitions and character play are smooth and combustible. Zack's dialogue is well written and truly believable, the action scenes are intense and emotionally charged, and the suspense is well placed and called for.

While my adjectives above pretty much sum up how I felt about the book, I'd like to add that I am constantly on the hunt for a book, movie, etc that sufficiently creep me out and have always struggled finding it. While a lot of material pushes one of my buttons, be it psychologically thrilling, surprising in ways that make me jump every now and then, mentally challenging, etc, there had yet to be a combination of everything that actually had me saying "wow, this is really creepy... and I love it!", until this book that is. :-)

Three cheers for Zack Kullis and Smite the Damned and I want to thank him for letting me take a walk through his dark and twisted imagination!

LITERAL ADDICTION Paranormal Book Club gives Smite the Damned 4 ½ Skulls.

I definitely recommend it for ALL horror fans who like deep, dark, twisted psychological thrillers with philosophical roots and scientific overtones. This book is not for the faint of heart, and if you don't like your thrillers overly dark, it may disturb you. If you're like me, and are always on the hunt for "darker is better", then you need to read this book!

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