The Prince of Earth

The Prince of Earth In 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 inex

  • Title: The Prince of Earth
  • Author: MikeRobinson
  • ISBN: 9781620071700
  • Page: 243
  • Format: ebook
  • 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 20In 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 of their situation, and as their worlds further entwine, she becomes increasingly uncertain of the perceived temporality or reality of each period.

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    1. Book Info: Genre: Dark fictionReading Level: AdultRecommended for: People who like to read things that twist their brainTrigger Warnings: sexual assaultMy Thoughts: “But sometimes freakish things just happen. A synapse misfires and suddenly it's a week later and you're naked in mud surrounded by cops.”“That's just college.” So, is this a story about a woman who has an experience with a horrible unknown creature, or is this a story about a woman going mad? I really can't say, there are ar [...]

    2. 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 [...]

    3. Not my favorite of Robinson's books, only because he's set such a consistently high standard that even a slight stumble stands out. Ironically enough, the fact that I was familiar with his body of work led me to a deeper appreciation than I might have had otherwise. It feels like Robinson is in the process of crafting something of a horror-themed multiverse. So while Prince of Earth won't be my favorite, it could very well be a vital link in a collected body of works that is undeniably fascinati [...]

    4. My Review of The Prince of Earth: 1. This book had great use of language, great story, ripe little nuggets of wisdom (did I mention this book has substance), and lots of creepy!! I give it five out of five stars.2. I really enjoyed this book. Once, while having a bout of insomnia, I sat on my couch; it was about three am (prime time to read horror). I remember thinking: that’s creepy, poor Quincy, wow that’s messed up… and then all of a sudden the book took me somewhere even darker than I [...]

    5. Quincy found things went missing from her life. Sometimes even people. She remembers them perfectly, while everybody around her has completely forgotten. These disturbing events send her mind back to events that happened ten years earlier, things she’d hoped to forget.With amazing prose and emotional imagery, The Prince of Earth really speaks to something primal inside all of us. Jumping back and forth between two critical times in the main character’s life, the narrative is at once compelli [...]

    6. “You are in a nightmare not even yours.”Reading this book has been a journey in itself. I started reading in April and read it on and off until I finally finished it last week. It was a lack of organization, not a lack of interest, believe me; this man knows how to haunt his readers. I read Green Eyed Monster by Mike Robinson last year and fell in love with his prose and this book was no different. It was haunting and poetic and a little bizarre at times – most of the time – like every p [...]

    7. 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 so [...]

    8. Mike Robinson's "The Prince of Earth" really surprised and in many ways delighted me. While this is not a terribly fast moving book, it is one of the most complex and deeply psychological novels I have read. The intensity of the main character pulls you in to the story and has a relentless grasp. I was excited when I realized just within the first couple of paragraphs that this author uses incredible language in his work. The imagery he has produced in this book is some of the most vibrant and c [...]

    9. A five star review for "The Prince of Earth" by Mike RobinsonIn 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 [...]

    10. 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 object [...]

    11. Really liked this book. Great plot, grabbed me from the start and held me tight all the way to the end.I picked this book up at BayCon 2013, and the author signed it for me. We also spent some time talking at the hotel bar one afternoon. Super nice fellow and I'll be looking him up again in 2015, ready to read more of his work.

    12. This book was written beautifully. I was expecting something a bit different based on the intro on the back of the book and was jazzed to find out just how deep and twisted (at times) the story became. I was never quite sure just what was real and unreal. I loved it, I ranted a bit at it and I was surprised by it. A great read.

    13. I had a hard time following this book, though the story is good. It bounces back and forth between times and places.

    14. 2.5 stars. Just didn't love it. I'm not sure what was real and what wasn't. I believe that was part of the purpose, but it left me feeling like maybe I just didn't get it instead.

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