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The Prince of Earth
     

The Prince of Earth

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by Mike Robinson
 
It had come back.
It had come back and it was stronger.
It's been twenty years. Not again. Not now.
Not anytime.

In 1988, young American traveler Quincy Redding is trekking across the misty terrain of the Scottish Highlands. She is destined for the infamous peak Ben MacDui, the summit of which soon finds her inexplicably debilitated and at the mercy of a

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It had come back.
It had come back and it was stronger.
It's been twenty years. Not again. Not now.
Not anytime.

In 1988, young American traveler Quincy Redding is trekking across the misty terrain of the Scottish Highlands. She is destined for the infamous peak Ben MacDui, the summit of which soon finds her inexplicably debilitated and at the mercy of a malevolent entity.

The book spans twenty years, alternately following Quincy in her 1988 ordeal in Scotland as well as Quincy in 2008, when, as an adult, she begins experiencing abnormalities that threaten her family and her life - phenomena that may be related to what happened all those years ago.

As both older and younger Quincy learn more of their situation, and as their worlds further entwine, she becomes increasingly uncertain of the perceived temporality or reality of each period.

Be sure to check out Mike Robinson's other titles:
- The Green-Eyed Monster
- Skunk Ape Semester

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620071717
Publisher:
Whampa, LLC
Publication date:
02/09/2013
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author

Mike Robinson has been writing since age 7, when his story Aliens In My Backyard! became a runaway bestseller, topping international charts (or maybe that was also just a product of his imagination).

He has since published fiction in a dozen magazines, literary anthologies and podcasts. His debut novel, Skunk Ape Semester, released by Solstice Publishing, was a Finalist in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Currently he’s the managing editor of Literary Landscapes, the official magazine of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (glaws.org). His supernatural mystery novel The Green-Eyed Monster was published by Curiosity Quills Press on October 23rd, 2012.

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The Prince of Earth 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
C_M_Brown More than 1 year ago
The Prince of the Earth, by Mike Robinson, is a unique read, jumping back and forwards in time to tell the life story of Quincy Redding. It travels back and forth from her present life, where she is a Computer Game Developer, to the period she travelled, as a young independent student, on her own across Europe and Scotland, it also entwines memories from her childhood. This unusual tale is not an ordinary life story, big chunks of what Quincy believes are her memories disappear, along with objects and people from her past, even family members. It may be an hallucination, it also could be memory loss, but did some type of paranormal experience happen in the Scottish highlands when Quincy was camping alone on the mountain top, in the fog? Mike Robinson has put together a very well written, adult read, filled with suspense and a twist of horror in which readers are kept guessing.
lucieparis2011 More than 1 year ago
Disturbing, frightening ... A marvel! I really liked Mike Robinson's previous work: "The Green-Eyed Monster" for its originality. The story I had read continued to haunt me for several days and that is why I was delighted to get my hands on his new novel. Do not be fooled by the cover that reflects a childish picture. The story is not a fairy tale, or a story to help children sleep... Quite the contrary! Immediately, from the early chapters, the author took me by surprise. I was destabilized. I found myself rubbing my eyes or coming back to the previous paragraph, thinking I have skipped something important ... I was confused. Then, I realized that I had been caught in the nets of its history. This is beautifully done by the author! In fact, Mike Robinson puts the plot in two crucial moments of Quincy Redding's life. First in 2008, depicturing a married woman, with one child, who has a successful but stressful career. A stress that playing tricks on her. At least, this is the first logical explanation she draws. Regularly, to understand the woman she became, the reader dives in the past. More accurately in 1988, during a trip to Scotland that Quincy made in her youth, while touring Europe. An experience particularly difficult emotionally and mentally, since she disappeared for several days without explanations. A brillant temporal alternance, studded with details, imaginated to manipulate the reader into drawing conclusions by trying to unravel the mystery.  For the reader, looking for a logical explanation it's a good way to reassure itself, when Mike Robinson's tale takes on a rather creepy slope. Once started this novel, you want to know! Is it an acid trip? A fantasy novel ? Will there be dramas, blood? Have you been embedded on a time travel machine or thrown back in the middle of a trip to hell ... You just want to know ... And you keep turning, turning pages. Be careful, this is not a novel full of big explosions. It's much worse...Everything will be played in your mind. Lucie newbooksonmyselves.blogspot.fr
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
The reader is taken on a journey starting twenty years ago in the lonely and mist shrouded Scottish Highlands. Something happened there while hiking up a mountain alone that is coming back to mentally haunt Quincy today. Once a young, independent and adventurous woman who involved herself in life on the outside edges, not really connecting with others on a personal level, Quincy is losing herself, or maybe it’s just her mind? Today, she is a successful businesswoman, wife and mother, but her solo trip around Europe changed her forever. She has panic attacks, lucid dreams, and is unable to detect fact from fantasy. Paranoia has her tightly in its clutches. Twenty years ago, Quincy had been lost for several days in the Scottish Highlands, alone, living in the nightmare of the legendary Gray Man. Had it been a nightmare? Had she crossed to another realm? Why were people she had known and loved now non-existent? Who is the Prince of Earth? Why does he show up? For that matter, who is Quincy? Did she really exist in the world she thought she knew? I won’t go on, this is a trip through a surreal world, blurry and dark. This is not a fast read, it is intense, and over-stuffed with detail. Picture Alice In Wonderland on steroids! Is it for everyone? No, but for those who wish a long journey into the world of dark fantasy, I highly recommend it, just be prepared to try to discern reality from fantasy! This edition was provided by NetGalley and Curiosity Quills Press in exchange for my honest review.