Flesh Worn Stone [NOOK Book]

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Steven Alexander has what he considers the perfect life. With a good job, a loving wife, and happy and healthy sons, he has little to complain about. In a flash that life is ripped away and he is thrust into a world of violence and slavery beginning with a brutal home invasion. His sons are murdered in front of him and he and his wife Rebecca are then kidnapped, drugged, and taken to an uncharted tropical island where they awake on a pristine beach in the company of five ...

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Flesh Worn Stone

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Overview

Steven Alexander has what he considers the perfect life. With a good job, a loving wife, and happy and healthy sons, he has little to complain about. In a flash that life is ripped away and he is thrust into a world of violence and slavery beginning with a brutal home invasion. His sons are murdered in front of him and he and his wife Rebecca are then kidnapped, drugged, and taken to an uncharted tropical island where they awake on a pristine beach in the company of five strangers.

The island is a playground of horror and the kidnapped are forced to participate in the Game, a modern-day rendition of the Coliseum of ancient Rome, where they must compete in acts of murder, rape, and self-mutilation for the amusement of an unseen wealthy elite. Contestants must survive the Game five times to earn their freedom from the island. Losers become the evening meal.

Steven struggles to survive in a world where violence is not only accepted but cheered. He fights to hold on to his wife in a community where cannibalism is survival, brutality is affection, and living another day is at the expense of his own soul. Survival comes with a price, however, and he soon learns that not all of the players are there unwillingly and they’ve paid a steep price for the opportunity.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045460453
  • Publisher: John Burks
  • Publication date: 11/19/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 549,424
  • File size: 292 KB

Meet the Author

John A Burks, Jr. is the happily married father of five, a fourth generation oil field worker, occasional drunk, and prolific doer of stuff.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    Interesting read

    The premise of the book was refreshing and my hat comes off to John Burks. There was good character development and a nice flow to the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    Poorly written

    I am about halfway through and the only thing that is keeping me reading it is the fact I have OCD and it won't let me stop and delete it.
    It is a pretty interesting plot, and with some work the author could really have something here, but the writing does not flow and seems very juvenile.
    Like I said, I have no interest in finishing it, but I will, simply because I started it. If it gets any better I will update my review.

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