What’s this I hear? You haven’t read Beyond Redemption yet? So you have no idea who Bedeckt, Stehlen and Wichtig are? What’s wrong with you? Let me introduce you to the world of crazy doppels where nothing is what it seems.
Meet Bedeckt Imblut he’s a liar, thief, warrior and a killer, he’s heavy set and covered in scars. He rides a monstrous black destrier just look at it it’s huge!
Stehlen Siealles is a violent kleptomaniac, she has horrible yellow teeth and she’ll kill you if you stare at her long enough. Whenever I try to imagine her she looks like Madonna on meth
And than there’s Wichtig Lügner apparently he’s like the Face from the A-Team you know the good-looking blond chap. Wichtig is a swordsman and a minor Gefahrgeist (shit I don’t even know what that is.
We met these 3 lovely characters in Michael’s first book of Manifest Delusions, Beyond Redemption which came out in 2015. Now I would tell you more about Beyond Redemption but it’s better if you just read it yourself. Book 2 called the Mirror’s Truth which came out 3 days ago and is a mustread for 2017!
Here’s the blurb
Where belief defines reality, delusions are both strength and curse: The deeper you sink into madness the more powerful you become. But that power comes with a price. Your darkest nightmares hunt you at night. The face in the mirror hates you and wants to be free. Your fears manifest and plot your destruction.
Bedeckt defined himself by the list of crimes he was unwilling to commit. It was such a short list. How could straying from it have gone so wrong?
Now Bedeckt must undo the damage caused by wandering from his precious list. The Geborene god seeks to remake the world with his obsessive need for cleanliness and perfection, but Bedeckt is going to bring him down. Nothing can stop him. Not even death.
The two friends he abandoned in the Afterdeath chase after Bedeckt, bent on revenge. Psychotic assassins hunt him. Something cold and evil follows, lurking in the clouds above, shredding reality with its delusions. Madness and sanity war, stretching and tearing the very fabric of existence.
The dead shall rise.
Michael R. Fletcher lives in the endless suburban sprawl north of Toronto with his wife and daughter. He dreams of trees and someday once again being able to see the stars at night. He used to do sound for bands in dark clubs where the air was blue with cigarette smoke. He used to record bands in dank basements where things crawled across your feet and swam in your coffee. For a while he was a Project Manager. Now he writes books. Next he wants to be a either race car driver or a ninja. He also loves whiskey, heavy metal and stalks his co-workers whilst spamming Instagram with scary selfies.
Like many other writers of the grimdark genre he hangs out in the Facebook group Grimdark Fiction Readers & Writers and he also has his own website
Lastly here’s the blurb for Beyond Redemption
Faith shapes the landscape, defines the laws of physics, and makes a mockery of truth. Common knowledge isn’t an axiom, it’s a force of nature. What the masses believe is. But insanity is a weapon, conviction a shield. Delusions give birth to foul new gods.
Violent and dark, the world is filled with the Geisteskranken—men and women whose delusions manifest, twisting reality. High Priest Konig seeks to create order from chaos. He defines the beliefs of his followers, leading their faith to one end: a young boy, Morgen, must Ascend to become a god. A god they can control.
But there are many who would see this would-be-god in their thrall, including the High Priest’s own Doppels, and a Slaver no one can resist. Three reprobates—The Greatest Swordsman in the World, a murderous Kleptic, and possibly the only sane man left—have their own nefarious plans for the young god.
As these forces converge on the boy, there’s one more obstacle: time is running out. When one’s delusions become more powerful, they become harder to control. The fate of the Geisteskranken is to inevitably find oneself in the Afterdeath.
The question, then, is: Who will rule there?
So what are you waiting for? Go get into this insane world where glassy vagina’s are not uncommon