Red Right Hand

Red Right Hand Red Right Hand is the first book in the fantastically creepy Mythos War series by Levi Black Charlie Tristan Moore isn t a hero She s a survivor Already wrestling with the demons of her past she find

  • Title: Red Right Hand
  • Author: Levi Black
  • ISBN: 9780765382481
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Red Right Hand is the first book in the fantastically creepy Mythos War series by Levi Black.Charlie Tristan Moore isn t a hero She s a survivor Already wrestling with the demons of her past, she finds herself tested as never before when she arrives home one night to find herself under attack by three monstrous skinhounds straight out of a nightmare Just as hope seems lRed Right Hand is the first book in the fantastically creepy Mythos War series by Levi Black.Charlie Tristan Moore isn t a hero She s a survivor Already wrestling with the demons of her past, she finds herself tested as never before when she arrives home one night to find herself under attack by three monstrous skinhounds straight out of a nightmare Just as hope seems lost, she is saved by a sinister Man in Black, dressed in a long, dark coat that seems to possess a life of its own and wielding a black bladed sword in his grisly red right hand.But her rescue comes at a cost The Man in Black, a diabolical Elder God, demands she become his Acolyte and embrace a dark magick she never knew she possessed To ensure her obedience, he takes her friend and possible love, Daniel, in thrall as a hostage Now she must join The Man in Black in his crusade to track down and destroy his fellow Elder Gods, supposedly to save humanity from being devoured for all eternity.But is The Man in Black truly the lesser of two evils or a menace far treacherous than the eldritch horrors she s battling in his name

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    1. When Charlie is saved from some skinless dogs by the Man in Black, her savior proves to be worse than the threat, for he is Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos. Nyarlathotep has selected Charlie to be his acolyte and she has no choice in the matterAs I've said before, I'm more interested in fiction influenced by HP Lovecraft than stories penned by old Howard himself. Red Right Hand fits the bill.For all intents and purposes, Red Right Hand is some extremely gory urban fantasy. Charlie wins the cosm [...]

    2. Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.Lovecraftian horror. Gore-ban fantasy. Label it whatever you will, Red Right Hand is a dark fantasy/horror hybrid, which takes its characters into shadowy, terrifying places where they confront unspeakable things the human mind was not created to deal with. Certainly not for the squeamish, Levi Black’s novel will keep you flipping pages even as you attempt to control your nausea at some of the things you behold. And what, I might ask, is more fun than that?Ch [...]

    3. 3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2016/07/22/The themes and ideas of H.P. Lovecraft’s works have long since influenced the genres of dark fantasy and horror, as can be seen in Red Right Hand. Levi Black’s new novel adheres true to the Lovecraftian mythos by plunging his characters into deep dark scary places, making them confront the kind of terrors that mere human minds are not equipped to comprehend. This book is undeniably, unmistakably disturbing. And it was quite a ride. [...]

    4. Mon avis en FrançaisMy English reviewI am always interested and fascinated when it comes to demons and it is true that I was curious about this novel and the author as I did not know about her. This book also seemed to present everything that I love with a heroine whose life is turned upside down, demons as I said, action but also and most of all urban fantasy! In the end, it was not necessarily what I expected but it was interesting to discover the history and the characters.We meet Charlie, a [...]

    5. Review from Tenacious Reader: tenaciousreader/2016/02.5/5 starsRed Right Hand started out strong for me, letting me hope it would live up to my expectations. However, I am going to start this review with a disclaimer that I decided this was not quite my type of book, and while I had high hopes for it, I think that was because I did not have a clear picture of what the book would be like. And some of that is my fault.Charlie, our protagonist comes home to be attacked by some sort of evil/hellish [...]

    6. 3.5 starsLike so many other horror fans, I grew up reading Lovecraft’s tales, especially The Call of Cthulhu. First published in a pulp magazine in 1926, the story signified a new direction in horror fiction that later developed into a whole new subgenre, nowadays known as Lovecraftian horror. It is the type of horror that completely disregards the value of ordinary human life and paints humans as insignificant and small compared to the extraordinary and unfathomable universe. Red Right Hand i [...]

    7. Review: RED RIGHT HAND by Levi BlackTHE MYTHOS WAR BOOK 1)Absolutely riveting from the first page, I couldn't step away. When I turned the first couple of pages, and read the identity of the one whom protagonist Charlie (Charlotte) calls "The Man in Black," I was awestruck (and no, I won't give it away). This series and this novel are pure Lovecraftian delight! Charlie Moore is a twenty-five year old woman with the kind of physical, emotional, and psychological damage no one should have had to e [...]

    8. 5 stars from Jana, read the full review at FANTASY LITERATUREI’m enjoying the current upswing in H.P. Lovecraft-influenced horror. Modern writers are expanding upon the best elements of his authorial legacy, like the Elder Gods, inter-dimensional travel, and Things Which Should Not Be, while setting aside (or, with regards to authors like Ruthanna Emrys and Victor Lavalle, directly subverting and confronting) the racism, classism, and sexism. Similarly-minded readers will want to make note of [...]

    9. At what point does fantasy become horror? How much death, destruction, loss, torture, monstrous evil, and grief are necessary to push a book across that bloody line seperating dark fantasy from true horror? Perhaps, there is no difference between dark fantasy and horror. Perhaps the term dark fantasy is simply an attempt to make horror kinder. There is a little kindness in Red Right Hand: Daniel and an alien-singing, angelic coat. There is bravery, as Charlie refuses to give up and attempts to f [...]

    10. Stomach-churning in the best sense of the expression. These are not your sugar coated, watered down deities. Prepare for the creep factor and a heroine that will kick your a$$.

    11. I received a digital ARC of this book via Netgalley.I've been on a bit of a horror kick lately. Specifically, I've had a hankering for the tentacular stylings of H.P. Lovecraft. So when I saw that Red Right Hand features the Elder God Nyarlathotep, I was all in. And I'm glad I did. Red Right Hand is a bloody grotesquerie, and I loved it.Charlotte Tristan Moore, called Charlie, had something pretty terrible happen to her a few years ago. She's vowed it's never going to happen again. So she builds [...]

    12. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.The Cthulian mythos is certainly the thing lately, but I haven't seen it done as an urban fantasy adventure before. The idea behind the book is that our heroine, Charlie, is able to serve as sort of a hunting hound for Nyarlathotep, who is presented in the book (mostly) as a semi Semitic-Levantine looking Man in Black. I think the author was harkening back to Lovecraft with those descriptors, but it twinged my radar o [...]

    13. I wish there were separate stars for plot, characterization, etc, because I would rate this book higher than it is. In terms of plot, pacing, and atmosphere, it passes with flying colors. But there is one element of the protagonist's characterization I absolutely abhorred, and it damn near ruined the book for me. This is another of the recent crop of Cthulhu Mythos reimaginings, but this author plays it completely straight. The hook is simple: “Imagine that one of Lovecraft’s Great Old Ones [...]

    14. I ended up reading this book because my wife picked it up for me at a local bookstore. The people who worked there recommended it because it was written by a local author. Red Right Hand is not the typical book I read. The most urban fantasy I have read is the Dresden Files, and I usually stick to stuff written by authors like Steven Erikson, Mark Lawrence, or Joe Abercrombie. However, this book did not disappoint and was exciting throughout while keeping me interested about what was going to ha [...]

    15. So this book was intense and action packed. And gory. But not so much more than that.I enjoyed this book. It was an entertaining read and I kept flipping through the pages, but it failed to make me care. The characters felt a bit flat, the story depended very heavily on one knowing the works of HP Lovecraft (which I don't) and the grotesque descriptions were over the top. I don't mind blood, and horrors of all kinds, but in this book I ended up becoming sort of indifferent to it all. I was like, [...]

    16. This has been one of the more hyped-up Lovecraftian titles released in some time, so I had to dive at the chance to read it. My expectations were high because of the hype, and what's not shocking is that it surpassed it, but rather how well it did so.The story is ostensibly about Charlie, who is attacked by some demons but ends up being rescued by a "Man in Black" with a "red right hand." We quickly learn that her rescuer is a major Lovecraftian god and Charlie, as repayment, must become his aco [...]

    17. Red Right Hand starts off fast and never lets the lead character catch her breath for most of the story. This Lovecraft based horror pretty much tips it hat immediately to that fact with the Man in Black letting her know that she is a descendant of Lovecraft and he needs her for his acolyte. Granted she doesn’t have much of a choice in the matter and agrees to accept his mark and help him hunt down some other gods that will bring about the end of the world. Overall I enjoyed the book and it wa [...]

    18. *Source* Publisher*Genre* Urban Fantasy, Horror*Rating* 4.0*MY Thoughts*Red Right Hand is the first installment in author Levi Black's Red Right Hand series. Black, it seems, is influenced by the workings of author H.P Lovecraft, and that comes into play after Charlie (Charlotte Tristan Moore) comes home to find THREE skinhounds ready to pounce on her. She is rescued by a man who calls himself Nyarlathotep aka Crawling Chaos. He claims that they were sent to kill her because of what's in her blo [...]

    19. Thanks Macmillan-Tor/Forge and netgalley for this ARC.You get exactly what you are told with this book. It's horror, fabulously scary, and the images will stay with you when you close your eyes to go to sleep!

    20. DNF at 22%Ugh, this is not for me. Between being reminded every other page about the creepy red right hand and the disgusting description at the abandoned motel - NOPE NOPE NOPE Sorry, NEXT

    21. I wanted to like this book. My favorite thing about Lovecraft is his ideas and how he presented them as a kind of open source concept. He always encouraged other writers to work within his mythos and create their own stories. I've read modern novels that took those ideas and managed to be successful. John Dies at the End is very much a Lovecraft inspired horror story. Red Right Hand however is not successful at all. I'll start with the positive. At times, Levi Black's writing is wonderfully desc [...]

    22. Red Right Hand is the first book in the Mythos War series by Levi Black. Charlie Tristan Moore isn't a hero. She's a survivor. On a night when her demons from the past are triggered, she arrives home to something even more harrowing-an attack by three monstrous skinhounds, creatures straight out of nightmares. She fights but is outmatched. Just as hope seems lost, in sweeps The Man In Black, a rescuer even more monstrous and unlikely, dressed in a long, dark coat that seems to have a life of its [...]

    23. Woah this wasn't my cup of tea. I didn't connect with the characters at all. You barely know anything about them besides the trauma from Charlie's past that is dangled in front of the reader like a carrot before a donkey to keep them reading. And it's not even mysterious because you know what happened to her pretty much right away. As the story went on, I cared less and less. I ended up having to skim the last 50 pages to finish. Overall, there were a couple things I liked. For instance: how ada [...]

    24. I really wanted to like this book. The author seems like a pretty cool dude and it's his first book.But. Cut the emo, man. Seriously. I was in emotional overload by the time I finished reading Chapter 1. The main character was wishy washy, the villain was. kinda wishy washy, truth be told. After skimming through a few chapters, hopping through inappropriately used modifiers to find the gems, I finally gave up. DNF in Chapter 7.P.S. Yes, this is Dark Fantasy (aka Horror with supernatural elements [...]

    25. An unsalvageable mess. If the author did not have an editor, they need to hire one. If the author did have an editor, that person needs to be fired. Tiresome and incongruous similes abound, adding nothing to lackluster text. Dialogue is so hackneyed it makes Conan the Barbarian look like a doctoral thesis. Pacing is random and incompetent, lingering over meaningless, repetitive details and rushing through rare scenes that actually advance the negligible and inane plot. Finally the author massive [...]

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