Book: Desolace by Lucian Barnes
categories: Book, Epic Fantasy Series, Horror Fiction, Science Fiction, Ghosts, Serial Killer, Dimensional Travel, Parallel World, Magic, Supernatural, Paranormal Fantasy
Lucian Barnes about this book: This book contains material that is inappropriate for younger readers. Desolace is the first book in an epic fantasy series. The story begins in the town of Misty Hollows, Ohio. A serial killer, dubbed The Headhunter, is terrorizing northwestern Ohio. He abducts, rapes, tortures, and ultimately kills the young women he seeks out as victims. One day, he is contacted by a mysterious voice that calls itself the Black Knight. This entity convinces The Headhunter to come through a portal to the parallel world of Desolace. When The Headhunter gets to Desolace, the Black Knight tasks him with abducting individuals to work in his "Factory".
On the flip side of the story is a high school senior by the name of Katie Johnson. She lives on a farm in Misty Hollows, spending a good amount of time with her best friend, Julie. One night, while playing with a Ouija board, they accidentally contact the spirit of Amber Richards, one of The Headhunter's victims. With the ghost's aid, they discover The Headhunter's identity, but in doing so, the killer also sees Julie. The killer abducts Julie and takes her to Desolace. A short time later, Katie is brought through a portal to the parallel world by a wizard that calls himself, Edward the White. Together, they start to form a group to fight the evil that seems to be consuming Desolace, as well as try to find Julie before The Headhunter kills her.
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