'Silent Hill: Betrayal' horror novel obtains first official review
By: Shaun M Jooste
The first in a planned 7 book series, the novel is set in the titular town of Silent Hill, which is based on the popular game and movie franchise. Since then there have been many sales of the novel, sending it towards bestselling status on Amazon kindle.
The first official review has been published online by Ghost Reviewer, who provides clear and honest thoughts on the storyline without giving too much away. Here are short extracts from the review:
'There are 2 versions of the novel available, the 'vanilla' and the 'extended' version. The difference being that in the extended version, we are treated to various pieces of artwork, maps etc which all help the story along.'
'The story follows our main character Trevor McKenzie who is 'guided' by fate to end up in the town of Silent Hill, which many people will recognise from both computer games and 2 mainstream movies. We follow him on a journey through the town in order to find his girlfriend Kathy who, after a car crash on the way in to the town, has gone missing when he awakens.'
'..what I like about the book is the little details from the games that you wouldn't expect from any form other than playing it on a console. For instance, Trevor wakes up in the cafe 5 to 2 (which gamers will recognise) and sees a glowing symbol on the wall, he reaches out to touch it and feels it's power flowing through his veins. He then goes on to die and awakens again in the cafe. It's the use of the save points from the game, and used well in the story. Also, how when he is walking the foggy streets, he finds medical bottles and gives them to dying people, who then regain life. Again, from the game, it's the health regeneration needed to continue. It's these little things that appeal to me as this book could have been written as though our hero was invincible and he never suffers ill-fate.'
'Not only will this book appeal to the many Silent Hill fans that are out there, but can be enjoyed by a wider audience aswell. I urge people to go and get this book, it's great both in writing style and content matter.'
For the full, in-depth review, please visit the Ghost Reviewer's blog (https://ghostreviewerblog.wordpress.com/
'Silent Hill: Betrayal' is available in ebook format, and will be available in print format very soon (http://amzn.to/
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