Jagannath

Jagannath

by Kerry Alan Denney

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Jagannath by Kerry Alan Denney

Jagannath: a Hindu deity, literally "master of the universe."

An amorphous creature rises from the depths of Earth's oceans, develops a lust for human flesh and blood, assimilates its prey's intelligence, learns and grows as it feeds, and destroys civilization. Then it hunts the survivors down and torments them by metamorphosing into ghastly monsters from their darkest nightmares.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150154278
Publisher: Permuted Press
Publication date: 02/03/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 292
File size: 697 KB

About the Author

Colleagues and readers alike have dubbed Kerry Alan Denney The Reality Bender. The multiple award-winning author of the paranormal thriller SOULSNATCHER, numerous short stories, and eight novels, Kerry blends elements of the supernatural, paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy, and horror in his novels and short stories. With joy, malicious glee, and a touch of madness, he writes reality-bending thrillers—even when the voices don’t compel him to. His protagonists are his children, and he loves them as dearly as he despises his antagonists... even when he has to kill them.

Kerry was awarded Honorable Mention in L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future contest in 2013 for his short story Something in the Air, is the First Place Winner of the Atlanta Writers Club Fall 2013 short story contest for In the Night She Comes, and the First Place Winner of the Atlanta Writers Club Fall 2009 poetry contest. Several of his stories and poems have been published online and in various anthologies. He has appeared at book-signings and spoken as a guest writer on author panels, hosted an author’s booth at the famous Decatur Book Festival in 2014, and was a guest author on The Doug Dahlgren Show in November 2014. His novel SOULSNATCHER received a rave testimonial from New York Times bestselling author James Rollins.

Kerry lives near Stone Mountain, Georgia with his Golden Retriever Holly Jolly, a professional therapy dog, where he is currently writing his next supernatural novel and trying his best to remain rooted in this dimension—and spending lots of time playing with Holly at Stone Mountain park, the lake, and various dog parks.

For more information, please visit www.kerrydenney.com. Write Kerry at .

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Jagannath 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
PaulAllard More than 1 year ago
Action-packed science-fiction novel The premise behind this futuristic novel is that a monster has taken over most of the planet and it feeds on all living beings absorbing their intellect and becoming increasingly intelligent. It’s more or less non-stop action as the remaining humans try to find a way to defeat the Reaper as the creature has been named. There’s never a dull moment and it’s relatively well-written and engaging. I didn’t find the epilogues to be a good idea: I think that it would have been more interesting without it. Recommended to anyone who’s after an all-action yarn!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received this book for free from author in exchange for an honest review on LoP group on Goodreads. I jus want to say Wow! this book took a great imagination to put together. From page 1 it's nonstop action and it never ends. It reminded me of the Blob nut with extra twists. Every time I thought I knew what was going to happen I was thrown for a loop every time. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, I didn't want to clean or go to work bc I just needed to know what happened. Thank you for letting me read your book, I really enjoyed it.
misspider More than 1 year ago
A monstrosity that does not only feed on humans, but on their minds as well, absorbing their memories, their knowledge, their feelings. Humanity on the verge of extinction, reduced to scattered groups living in Enclaves and fighting with everything they have, including some crazy weapons that spray gel, which upon contact with the creature crystallizes and vaporizes its flesh. But, considering the enormous ever growing size of the evil mass, it seems like a drop in the bucket. The concept of the Jagannath, a mass of strange matter that absorbs the consciousness from everything it devours, was quite fascinating. While you would assume the creature has become quite intelligent and clever with all the knowledge gained over time, at the same time it behaved like a snotty spoiled child - including its naivety and a stubborn dumbness - deeming itself a god who must be worshiped by all people. While the author did a good job explaining the possibility this contradiction, I was not fully convinced at all times. Kimi is a tough soldier, but when she is sent to rescue a little girl that is mysteriously immune to the creature's absorption, can even hurt it upon contact, her maternal instinct kicks in an she is determined to do whatever it takes to save Lily, the only hope left for humanity. Only towards the end I was irritated by Kimi constantly feeling 'pride swelling' for Lily's courage and her 'heart overflowing' with love, which was stated just one too many times. What follows is an action-packed hunt peppered with numerous encounters with the monster, but also with some bad people who kidnap Lily in order to reveal her powers and (ab)use them for their own survival. Well-drawn characters, lots of action (including tons of splattering sludge) and an original plot written in a unique style make this a very recommendable novel not only but especially for fantasy/horror/sci-fi aficionados. (I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review)