Sunday, April 13, 2014

I Am the New God - by Nicole Cushing - Delightfully disturbing

5 of 5 Stars    Review copy

Darkfuse Publishers continues to put out some of the best dark fiction available for today's market and they've done so once again with this novella from Nicole Cushing.

I Am the New God tells the strange story of two, young, disturbed individuals who become inexplicably linked, with one as a heirophant and the other, the object of his instruction and adoration.

OK, allow me to save you the trouble of having to look up the word heirophant.  It is an interpreter of ancient mysteries and arcane principles.  In this story, it's one who is tasked with encouraging a new god in preparation for his becoming.

Hard to tell which of the two primary characters is more crazy, the heirophant who believes he's in communication with, and following in the footsteps of, John the Baptist or the young man he is trying to metamorphose.

The author does a great job of allowing the reader to see that even though the premise of her story may be out there, given the circumstances this is entirely plausible and the outcome is believable and inevitable.

I Am the New God is available now from Darkfuse, for the kindle, at and, if you are an Amazon Prime member, you can read it for FREE through the Kindle Lending Library.

Strongly recommended.

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