On The Devil's Side of Heaven

On The Devil's Side of Heaven

by Roger Peppercorn


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781983512469
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/08/2018
Pages: 436
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Roger Peppercorn has suffered for the better part of his life from wanderlust and this need to see the other side of the horizon has taken him to all parts of the world. The people and backdrop of his travels have served as the inspiration behind his characters and storytelling.

As a child, his mother taught him to read and write. His father's collection of Louis Lamour novels provoked the fantastical images in his mind and the romance of the written word. In the seventh grade, his history teacher brought the characters of a bygone era alive. From that point on, Roger began to hone his skills in storytelling. After high school, Roger took a course in creative writing that was taught by a long haired hippy in a Hawaiian shirt.

Roger's grandmother used to tell tales of traveling across the plains in a covered wagon, the woes of having a son sent off to war, and the larger-than-life man she met at Pea Green Hall who later became her husband.

His first two novels "On The Devils Side of Heaven" and "The Sometimes Long Road Home" take place on the western slopes of Colorado, in the sleepy town of Fruita, where he grew up. They center on the strained relationships and sorted histories of three characters - Walt, Ronald and Jessica, and violence that erupts around them.

Roger is married and is a father of four beautiful children. He currently calls South Dakota his home.

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On The Devil's Side of Heaven 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Constant2m 30 days ago
I want to preface this review by admitting, I don't usually read this genre. I struggled with the language, constant profanity and crudeness, from the two main characters, and the graphic descriptions of violence. It's honestly hard to overlook that, but otherwise, I found the story very well written. The characters made me feel something, although often I also found myself wondering who the bad guys actually were. As Walt mused concerning Ronald and the guy they were after, "Both men had ensnared a lot of people in a blood feud nobody but them had any interest in waging." I found the end a little unrealistic, but interesting. I liked Jess. I wasn't sure about Marcie. And I struggled to like either Ronald or Walt. I suppose being able to like them correlates with the approval of those who choose to take justice into their own hands. And does the ends justify the means? I received a copy of this book from the author's publicist and have reviewed it freely.
Ripple67 More than 1 year ago
You never know what to expect from an author you have never read before, but I was pleasantly surprised. A former hit- man, now a target, and his one time best friend, return home to western Colorado to investigate who is gunning for him . Well developed and interesting characters that you can both cheer for and jeer at. Great storytelling, a unique writing style, stunning landscapes that are characters in themselves, and twists and turns that keep you guessing made it hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast pace, great plot. Could not put it down. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast pace, great plot. Could not put it down. Highly recommended.