The King of Pain - A Journey to Hell & Back Through the Mind's Eye: Volume 1 - The Descent

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Overview

The King of Pain, "The Descent" is Volume One of the series, A Journey to Hell & Back Through the Mind's Eye. This is the haunting (and often disturbing) story of a nameless, faceless character caught in the grip of nihilism and horrific self-destruction.

Once you open the first page and enter into his mind, you are sucked right into the horror and madness. You are invited into the character's twisted and tormented soul, where you'll experience evil and atrocities ...

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Overview

The King of Pain, "The Descent" is Volume One of the series, A Journey to Hell & Back Through the Mind's Eye. This is the haunting (and often disturbing) story of a nameless, faceless character caught in the grip of nihilism and horrific self-destruction.

Once you open the first page and enter into his mind, you are sucked right into the horror and madness. You are invited into the character's twisted and tormented soul, where you'll experience evil and atrocities unspeakable. Always accompanied by his faithful Russian Blue cat "Uncle Joey," they make their way through a maze or sordid characters, many who wish him only further destruction, while a select few are there to help him escape, including Father Corbin, a rogue priest with special spiritual insight and abilities.

Encounter angels and demons, experience the end of the world and enter the character's soul, where he comes face-to-face with the ultimate archenemy. Will he make it out of his nightmarish world of insanity? Or will his enemies triumph and drag his soul to hell? That and much more in Volume 1 of The King of Pain, A Journey to Hell & Back Through The Mind's Eye - "The Descent"

This is the story of physical and invisible torment; hell on earth and hell inside the soul; hell imagined and hell manifested in reality by the force of hatred and rage.

This volume introduces a nameless, faceless character that calls himself The King of Pain. Comfortable in the horrid hideout known as Hell House, we see that he's trapped in a deadly web of self destruction at the hands of what he calls life-juice, powders and pebbles, the latter consumed via a crystal pipe he refers to as 'The Lady.'

While initially he feels sly and in control, the lies, self-deception, evil deeds and debauchery prick his soul with relentless waves of guilt, remorse and shame. These, for their part, produce a deep hopelessness that breeds more putrid thoughts and emotions, all of which point toward inevitable destruction and eternal perdition. The increasing rage in his heart therefore becomes the 'fuel' he uses to create macabre 'theories' and horrific visions of murder and unbridled bloodshed.

With 'Uncle Joey,' at his side, he travels through the dregs of humanity and finds solace in all that is filthy and deplorable; the junkie ecosystem, a throng of parasitic people feeding off each other in that ominous Building #1, the abode of a certain old man named Ralphy, known by all as The Cockroach Prince.

As the maze of characters gets more dangerous and some seek to destroy him, there are players behind the scenes that believe he can overcome, including his eccentric mother Marina, an unknown yet benevolent ghost, Father Corbin, an unconventional priest with unique spiritual abilities and insight, and Slade, the Indian Warrior who tries to introduce him to the purging ceremonies of his people.

The character's only human support comes from friends like Jim, a half-white, half-Cherokee freight train of violence and frantic drug consumption; Martin, the chronically-addicted former mob boss and city overlord, and Jonathon, a newly-orphaned youth who has given up on life.

But time is running out. As the character's self destruction breeds greater psychological suffering, the visions turn darker and more sinister; demonic apparitions appear in his Mind's Eye and even in tangible reality. He is catapulted into the center of his existence where he comes face to face with the ultimate archenemy.

Sometimes Reality, Is The Hardest Thing to Face

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615809410
  • Publisher: Amazing Horror Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/28/2013
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

I began my writing journey nearly 20 years ago as a writer of paid ads; puff pieces. If the owner of a local furniture shop wanted to toot his own horn, I was called in to interview the bloke and write a 500-word self-serving article that had little to no journalistic value. But I didn't care because I love to write; it is what I always did naturally since I was a little boy. I even won an award for a report I did in sixth grade about outer space, the stars and galaxies. The other kids turned in maybe ten pages; my report was 60 pages. Yeah, always one for overdoing it! lol

Anyways, from writer of fluff I eventually moved up to staff writer and then to full-fledged business journalist editor and copywriter. Those were some of the best years of my life. But what I always had a passion for was fiction, particularly mystery/horror; I want to explore the very darkest side of human nature and, in that blackness, endeavor to unearth the spirit of man and his ability to transcend all, no matter how evil or horrible. For years I devoured every book by Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Clive Barker and Edgar Allan Poe, among many others. I knew that someday I wanted to write fiction work of my own.

More than a decade later, I finally finished The King of Pain - A Journey to Hell & Back Through the Mind's Eye. It has horror, laughter, sadness, madness, blood, destruction, angels and demons; everything that is blatantly vile and everything that is guardedly hopeful. I filled this volume with all of the sights and sounds that hovered in my imagination for all of these years. I have held no punches or sugar-coated anything. The reality is raw and unapologetic as the character descends further into hell.

And so, I hope that this will be the first of many more. This first work 'The King of Pain - A Journey to Hell & Back Through the Mind's Eye' will likely have three volumes.

I will also continue to revise the non-fiction holistic health books that I've already written to give them more meat and a smoother appearance. I write about fasting, body cleansing and alternative medicine because it saved my life. Obesity and binge eating disorder had me against the ropes, and it was through these holistic methods that I was able to overcome those monsters and regain control over my life. So it makes sense that the 'non-fiction' books had to come before the 'fiction.' Because without the former, I probably wouldn't be alive to write the latter!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    Haunting, disturbing yet very deep and touching. This book port

    Haunting, disturbing yet very deep and touching. This book portrays the horrors of self-destruction like nothing I have ever read. It's about the inner hell from where all horror comes. The characters, dialog, scenes and supernatural encounters are amazing. It says this is volume one; I can't wait to read the other ones. This writer is a great find. I highly recommend this book. It grabs you and doesn't let go.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    This book was recommended to me by a friend who knows I like ps

    This book was recommended to me by a friend who knows I like psychological horror. I was not disappointed. I was tense all through the book. Very creepy stuff; a lot of the words and scenes stayed with me after I read it. I just wish it continued. The ending was great but abrupt. I'd say this is a very promising writer. I'll be interested in seeing how his writing develops. If you like horror, you will like this... and you'll laugh a lot too because the character does some truly hilarious things.

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