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The Sadeiest – Austrian Spencer [Blog Tour – Book Review – Rachel’s Random Resources]

A huge thank you to Rachel and the author for this tour. I had a lot of fun with this book.


Is today a good day to die?

Death – a walking skeleton armed with a scythe, a rider of the apocalypse, it has always been assumed – is a man that brings the souls of the dead to wherever they are destined to go.

But what if we got that wrong? What if he were a ghost that, instead of moving your soul on silently after you had died, actually did the hard part for you?

Death has to die, again and again, to pay for his sins, and to free trapped souls before their bodies perish – only to replace those souls, to die for them.

A Death whose existence is a curse, where the other riders of the Apocalypse are not his allies, but his enemies.

Armed only with his morals, his memories and the advice of a child teacher, Williams, a Sadeiest, travels through the deaths of other people, on his way to becoming something greater. Something that will re-define the Grim Reaper.

Death just came to life, in time to fight for a child hunted by the other horsemen of the Apocalypse.

How do you want to die today?


4 Stars

I thought this was a well done book and it was hard to put down when I was reading.

This book kept me engaged because it has a good plot. The graphic novel part was also great and added another level to the story. The detail and thought placed in the writing of this book are well done and the author should be proud for how fantastic this whole story is.

I was immersed in the story the whole time and would suggest anyone just pick up this book if you want to get lost in a rich and pretty book. The characters are all wonderful. John, William, and Heinrich really make the entire story. It was so great, and I was sad when it was over.

This is such a great story, and I would reccomend it to all of my fellow readers.

About the author 

Austrian had an unfortunate trauma aged eight, when a truck drove over him and his ‘Grifter’ bike. This made him bedridden and a captive of books for too many years. The habit persisted throughout his life (reading books, not staying in bed), to the extent that his daughter’s first painting was of him holding a book, rather than her hand. He has the picture framed in the upstairs toilet, to look at whilst feeling vulnerable.

He is the ‘glass-half-full’, an eternal optimist and believes passionately in you. You are doing exactly what you need to be doing at this moment in your life. He often thinks this, while staring at his daughter’s first painting.

Austrian does not watch horror films, though enjoys horror books.  His influences include Alan Moore, Dave Sim, Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, The family King, Iain M.Banks, from whom he wishes to learn. Be inspired.

He owes them everything, despite their beards.

The Sadeiest is Austrian’s debut novel.


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