Orgy of Souls

Orgy of Souls

by Wrath James White
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Orgy of Souls by Wrath James White, Maurice Broaddus

Twenty for one.

Twenty souls for his brother’s life is a price that seductively beautiful Samson is willing to pay. Twenty souls drenched in blood, powdered with cocaine and more than one kind of ecstasy. A fair trade for the life of a brother. A fair trade for the life of a priest. And everyone he meets seems so willing to give theirs away.

Samuel’s faith often wavers. Diagnosed with HIV and in rapid decline, he hides his disillusionment in the rituals of the priesthood. But when Samson brings him the first blood-signed contract for a young woman’s immortal soul, the steamy world of high fashion male models and the quiet decay of a sickly priest begin to writhe against the realities of life, death, and otherworldly power.

Brotherly love is a deadly seduction, beauty a dangerous game. Come worship in the brutal temple of Orgy of Souls. Your faith will never be the same again.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013321076
Publisher: Apex Publications
Publication date: 10/23/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 603 KB

About the Author

Maurice Broaddus is the author of the Knights of Breton Court series as well as the novellas Orgy of Souls (co-written with Wrath James White) and Devil’s Marionette. He has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, from Weird Tales to the Dark Dreams series to Apex Magazine. He can be found on the web at www.mauricebroaddus.com.



Wrath James White is a former world class heavyweight kickboxer, a professional kickboxing and mixed martial arts trainer, distance runner, performance artist, and former street brawler who is now known for creating some of the most disturbing works of fiction in print. Wrath's most recent novels are The Resurrectionist and Yaccub's Curse. He is also the author of Succulent Prey, The Book of a Thousand Sins, His Pain and Population Zero. He is the co-author of Teratologist, co-written with the king of extreme horror, Edward Lee. Wrath maintains a blog at http://wordsofwrath.blogspot.com/.

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Orgy of Souls 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In about 130 pages, authors Wrath James White and Maurice Broaddus have constructed a very dense and unique horror story. Samson is a strikingly beautiful, but none too bright, model who is desperately trying to save his brother¿s life, arguably the only person in the world he has ever cared for. Samson¿s brother, Samuel, is a priest slowly wasting away from HIV, struggling with his faith and desperately trying to reach out to Samson whom he fears is spinning out of control. Samuel has no idea how far out of control Samson has gone. The first half of the story is the strongest. There is a real sense of suspense and dread that creeps in as you learn about these two brothers and the strained, yet deeply powerful love they share for each other, a love that is going to cost them both dearly. Once the story reaches about the half-way mark, it becomes a roller coaster ride, and you just have to hang on. This is a story both authors should be proud of and one I strongly recommend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent example of moral and Christian Horror. Why do good people suffer? Why do bad people live good lives? An atheist and a minister explore these questions together, in a brilliant, horrifying way.
Phillip M Johns 12 months ago
In short, this is a story of one brother, a priest who is dying of aids, and his brother, one of the world’s most handsome models. The model makes a deal with the some dark entity to deliver up twenty souls in exchange for the life of his brother. To add to the yin and yang of the premise, this book is a collaboration by two authors, one atheist and one religious. Unfortunately, for the sake of their friendship, I get the impression the authors never ‘took off their gloves’ and seriously went ‘toe-to-toe’. I will explain what I mean in a moment, but I’m afraid I could not sympathize with either main character. Instead of an exchange of beliefs, I felt that I was left with shallow arguments. The characters themselves seemed to be very cliché – a priest who sometimes lacks his faith and the handsome model who is not just successful, but is the best in the world. This handsome brother can walk out of top New York discos with any ten of the sexiest women imaginable and, while he can also attract gay men, even straight men are willing to give him a try. Further, a priest dying of aids, acquired innocuously, is tragic, but it seems a far reach from the more inscrutable acts in this creation such as, deathly diseases in children, deaths due to nature or tsunamis, or even the holocaust. Even when visiting a dying woman in a poor hospice, this priest did not invoke a great deal of sympathy for me. Why is it that evil never doubts its belief in killing and taking souls, but priests doubt themselves? More clichés. As a horror fiction, however, the last thirty pages may be worth the price of admission. The action increases in pace when blood and demons start to run rampant. We know in this book that one brother will live and the other will die, but the question is who. Without giving away a spoiler, the way these authors ended their story seems fitting.
hermitbear More than 1 year ago
A fascinating collaboration between two authors who are friends, one a Christian (Maurice Broaddus) and one an atheist (Wrath James White). This novella is an extended meditation on the nature of faith and doubt in a world filled with both horror and compassion. While not nearly as gory as most of White's novels, this is still a horror story, with several horrific scenes of murder. Not for the squeamish. Very thought-provoking.