A man awakens in Hell where he is schooled in the ways of the damned. And once educated, he is released to wander Hell on his own. He journeys from one city to the next, dodging demon patrols and avenging angels hunting the damned for sport. Along the way to the city of Oblivion, he discovers a band of rebellious damned have left a tortured and beautiful demon to rot. He rescues her and sets in motion a series of events that could lead to the final battle between Heaven and Hell, angel and demon, demon and damned. Letters From Hades is a travelogue of Hell—a world not that far from the very world we live in now. It is a story of rebellion, a story of love and a story of hope and rebirth set in a beautifully dark and textured world brought to brilliant life by Jeffrey Thomas, the acclaimed author of Punktown.
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About the Author
Jeffrey Thomas is the author of the following books from Dark Regions Press: The Fall of Hades, Voices From Punktown, Thought Forms, Nocturnal Emissions and Doomsdays. Other of his books include Punktown, Blue War, Deadstock, Health Agent, Monstrocity, Letters From Hades and A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Dealers. Some of his short stories have appeared in such books as The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, The Year’s Best Horror Stories, The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction and The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases. He lives in Massachusetts.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I absolutely loved this book. Let me tell you, though, I don't think it is going to make its hard-core Christian readers really happy.The first line in this book is "On my fifth day in Hell, I found a praying mantis." From that moment on I was hooked & pretty much didn't leave the book until I'd finished it.plot summary:Written in journal format, the narator of the story is a recent newcomer to Hell via suicide and because he was an agnostic. But this is not the hell you learned about in Sunday School, folks. As the book opens, our young narrator is just finishing up Avernus University, the starting point for souls newly arrived in Hell. (As a sidebar, Avernus is another name for either the entrance to the underworld or for Hell itself.)After his education, the narrator is released and must roam Hell. He is told about a city named Oblivion, and it is there that he heads. In Hell, the souls all have jobs; they have to pay rent, pay for food, and can even buy prostitutes. There are prisons, jails & cafes there too. On his journey, and during his time in Oblivion, where he rents a flat & has a steady job, he comes to the realization that good and evil aren't so far apart -- that there are compassionate demons & there are sadistic angels. Furthermore, the narrator also realizes that there really is no Satan. Demons yes, devils no. I won't say any more because it would wreck the rest of book.I thought this book was great. I'll probably read it again, since I'm sure that I missed something this time around.I highly recommend it to anyone who likes dark fantasy.
This is a man's journal about his exploits in Hell. It displays many great ideas and has a good story line. Some of the reasons the characters have been sent to Hell seem extremely petty. It makes you hope God isn't as strict as he is made out to be in this book, or else we are all going there. By the way this book is extremely rare I had a real job finding it anywhere for a decent price
Man I really loved this book. A person on Brian Keen e's message board recommended it to me because I loved City Infernal so much. I was not dissapointed at all. It was a well thought out and developed novel. It is one of the more unique novels I've read. I think one of the most unique factors of it is that there isn't a Satan. It was really neat how the book developed without having that character. I really enjoyed the love story that was in Letters from Hades also. I usually don't like love stories, but I really did this one. You find yourself thinking that you would do the same thing if you were in that position, or at least I did. The only complaints I have is that it could have be longer, and that there isn't a sequel. It begs for one, and I hope Mr Thomas gives us one in the future. I highly recommend this book. It is defintaly a five star story.