The Halley Branch by Trent P. McDonald

Trevor, a young scientist, suddenly finds himself facing an evil so big, that for a person like you and I it would be impossible to grasp.

After a yearly family reunion, a distant cousin is under the curse of a long-deceased ancestor and memories, super-human powers and dangers come crashing down on Trevor.

Why is his girlfriend trying to kill him? How come he is seeing ghosts and talking with them? Why is he living the last moments of someone else? Why does everyone around him seem to know and remember things that he is completely oblivious to?

Almost against his will (willpower is something that he hadn’t had for year) Trevor is fighting off deamons.

The Halley Branch is a page-turner and the second full-length novel by Trent P. McDonald. Initially published on his blog over a few weeks, the story of supernatural and difficult family relations was turned into a full-length and full-depth novel. I do not in the slightest regret having read both, and I must say the final version is just brilliant.

What if some of us had powers to hurt, heal, work efficiently, communicate halfway across the world without using any mechanical means of communication?

I can only recommend this book to you. Okay if crypts and ghosts aren’t for you then I am sad to say you will be missing out on a great story. So, all “that’s not my genre” talk aside, give this book a go and you’ll see you too will sometimes think that you are Trevor.

Just remember events echo back and forth through time.

Where to find the book?

Paperback: Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon US

Kindle: Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon US

And the author?

Trent P. McDonald is a self-published author, check out his blog Trent’s World.

I have also had the immense pleasure to have Trent as a guest over the past few years.  In Santa’s Shadow, He Knows When You are Sleeping,  The Christmas StormThe Longest DayChristmas, 24x7x365The Truck Stop

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The art of avoiding

Today, I have a strange day. The kids aren’t with me, S. is working and as it is a Monday I have almost no lessons to teach. This means it is the perfect day to do things that I should do. Such as cleaning the bathroom (something I really do not enjoy doing), or pre-write a few blog posts (I have never been good at that), or simply sit down and write.

But…

The weather is amazing! The forecast for today is 26°C, the sky is blue, it is sunny. On top of that, I received two interesting books just at the moment that I sat down to write this post (one I already know a bit as the first draft was published on a blog, it is The Halley Branch by Trent P. McDonald). I have two newspapers to read (ok I don’t think that I’ll behave like I did once, 15 years ago, when I read a copy of The Economist in its integrity from cover to cover…) I have the special edition of Der Spiegel “#Frauenland” which is super interesting too…

Those are just the easy distractions.  Continue reading “The art of avoiding”