Velvet Rain

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He was born a miracle. It will take one to save the world.

Kain Richards is the last of his kind-and a man on the run. So when this mysterious drifter falls for a beautiful and sensible Iowa farmwoman, he knows full well the perils of getting too close. And yet, for the first time in his miserable existence, life feels normal ... feels real. But as those around him soon realize, reality is not what it seems. For when a tragic accident forces Kain's hand, his astonishing ...

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Overview

He was born a miracle. It will take one to save the world.

Kain Richards is the last of his kind-and a man on the run. So when this mysterious drifter falls for a beautiful and sensible Iowa farmwoman, he knows full well the perils of getting too close. And yet, for the first time in his miserable existence, life feels normal ... feels real. But as those around him soon realize, reality is not what it seems. For when a tragic accident forces Kain's hand, his astonishing secret-and godlike power-changes their lives, and the world, forever.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781477529133
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/28/2012
  • Pages: 374
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.77 (d)

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  • Posted April 14, 2013

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    Man on the run Kain Richards possesses the ability to turn back

    Man on the run Kain Richards possesses the ability to turn back time; His creator, David C. Cassidy, plays his readers like a master puppeteer. My emotions are still reeling from this exceptional dark, disturbing, and deeply moving tale.

    It was the passionate reactions from Velvet Rain reviewers that had piqued my interest. "Dean Koontz would be proud of this writer..." "reveals the evils of humanity ... the demons hidden under human flesh." "Beware: This is a horror story!" -- who wouldn't be curious, or forewarned? I'll be frank. I don't usually read this genre. I've read one Stephen King novel and said never again. Velvet Rain was my once more.

    Cassidy weaves this dark tale with vivid, rock-solid prose. He has a very visual writing style. Scenes unfold on paper like frames in a film. If I could, I would have read with my eyes shut. Cassidy pulls no punches; he plows the reader between the eyes. The violence is revolting and senseless, although it's clear where Cassidy stands. He shows his view through his protagonist, Kain, a good man who knows only too well that monsters live, breathe, and prey among us. Velvet Rain is an examination of the depravity and degradation that stains our human history.

    I recommend this novel to:

    Horror and Dark Fiction fans. Velvet Rain will be an excellent addition to your collection, from a writer whom I predict you'll hear much about in the future. You'll love how Cassidy disturbs you.

    I DO NOT recommend this novel to:

    Anyone under the age of 18, due to explicit violence, upsetting topics, and profanity. I also don't recommend this novel to the squeamish or to anyone who would be deeply affected by scenes involving child sexual abuse or grisly, detailed torture. Imagine the torture scene in Braveheart being described indepth.

    If you're squeamish but decide to take on Velvet Rain anyway, brace yourself to become Cassidy's marionette. The magnificent puppeteer that he is, he will shock, enrage, and move you to tears. Don't say I didn't warn you.

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  • Posted April 14, 2013

    "Velvet Rain" by David C. Cassidy was recommended to m

    "Velvet Rain" by David C. Cassidy was recommended to me by a friend and I only reluctantly picked it up, science fiction and horror not being my favourite genre, but I am glad I did read this inspired and terrific book.
    It starts with a selection of newspaper headlines in which the Titanic did not sink, Emilia Erhard landed safely and Hitler got put to trial. This introduces the premise of the book, that small and bigger historic events can be changed by a drifter, named Kain Richards.
    On his heel follows a man named Brikker, who wants to exploit this talent and who has no consideration for human life beyond his experiments whatsoever, reminiscent of Dr. Mengele in the German death camps.
    In his latest hideout Kain falls for waitress Lynn and gets involved with her despite knowing the dangers this will bring once Brikker catches up with him.
    The book is cleverly and complex structured, the first part in particular, and after easing us into the idea of the book and introducing us to the characters slowly, part two launches into the nastiness of Brikker, from where he narrative is much simpler, fast paced and action packed.
    I personally liked the depth the characters, Kain having a burden with this gift and limitations, which makes him a complex and interesting protagonist. I also enjoyed the intelligent and almost philosophical exploration of the theme, 'what if events could be changed', which gave me a lot of food for thought.
    The book is very well written, confident and competent, very graphic and violent at times and intense, certain to please the fans of thrillers and horror alike, as long as you are not to squeamish you should enjoy this very gripping and entertaining novel.

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