In the real world, the wave of a wand will not rectify inequalities or manifest repentance.
Ride along the rails of uncertainty with When You Leave This Way, a story of heartache unlike the glitzy fare of today's contemporary literature. The first book in the Unfairytale Series, Leave is set within a world beyond the boundaries of Hollywood-themed dystopia: That of reality. The dehumanization of a tormented child fuses with a cryptic discovery that saw his innocence, his world, and his hold on childhood fall into ruin. A hitherto unknown piece of information is kept from the young Brandon Wright, encompassing a bizarre series of events that claims four victims--one atrocity orchestrated by Brandon's own hand. Led by convictions and fear, Brandon, his siblings, and his friends go on the run, to escape the realities of the night. The result is a descent into decadence, spiraling downward from poverty, encounters with predators, and a chance meeting with an enigmatic man who presents them all with what he dubs the proverbial perfect crime.
Brandon's quest for atonement becomes a personification of grave peril: The harder he tries to seek answers, the more everything collapses. With destitute conditions and a weighty conscience, Brandon finds out that he left childhood behind, stealing it from those in his company. Fans of the late V.C. Andrews (Flowers in the Attic, Seeds of Yesterday) owe it to themselves to visit the world of Brandon Wright--the boy whose biggest enemy is himself. Life has taken its bitter turn, and When You Leave This Way, there is no retrogression: when it's lost, it's gone forever.
"...his crew of miscreants commits random acts of violence and then sits around, screaming at each other like they’re a Goth version of the Boxcar Children. The narrative bounces around moments of gratuitous violence. Adventurous tween readers might appreciate the thrill of numerous four-letter words and plenty of blood... (but this is) too crude for young readers."
--Kirkus Indie Book Reviews
When You Leave This Way
a novel by Randy L. Pendleton
with cover artwork by Jamie Knahmuhs
Book one of three in the Unfairytale Series
by Angry Christ Publications
Copyright © 2014 Randy L. Pendleton
All rights reserved
978-0615898353 (Angry Christ Publications)
Gothic horror, family saga
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