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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Loving the Book Presents: Pandemonium by Andrew J. Hess; #Excerpt, #Giveaway & #Review

Rating:  4 Stars
Book is divided into parts.
Some chapters are written in the first person.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Loving the Book and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".

Paranoia is at an all-time high. After the recent attack on the group formerly known as the Revolution, Andrew Lancaster (A.K.A. the Phoenix) has decided to retreat and take the group back to New York. To make matters worse, the terrorist known as Reaper, has gone into hiding…or has he? 

Months of silence has left the Lancaster with a false sense of security. His defiance of Presidential orders have left the group vulnerable to another attack. With Reaper hiding in the shadows, he sets his sights on complete chaos. He will stop at nothing to destroy everyone in the Andrew Lancaster’s life. 

Will the Phoenix let his friends and loved ones fall victim to Reaper’s deadly games or will he rise from the ashes one more time to stop the man with the white skulled face?

Andrew Hess is a resident of Long Island New York who likes to spend much of his time traveling between Long Island, New York City and the Dutchess County areas. In 2011 he debuted with his first book Chamber of Souls, a small book of free verse poetry which depicted the struggles of a man who thought he had everything in the world only to feel like he lost everything after a rough break-up. In 2013, Andrew debuted his novel The Phoenix Blade: Project Justice; the first in The Phoenix Blade series.

Andrew is also a blogger at where he interviews and promotes other authors in order to assist indie authors get more exposure. Andrew is also a frequent guest on the Anthony Charles Podcast, a show dedicated to creative professionals as they give insight into their works and the lives they lead; guests have included authors, comedians, musicians, stuntmen, actors and producers.


This book starts off showing how well evil blends in.  You can be anywhere and not know what’s lurking behind you until it’s too late.  Almost from the beginning, the reader is embroiled in suspense.  It’s a twisted tale that shows how disconnected from reality a person can get.  It also shows the terror that evil can evoke. 

Andrew Lancaster is a young man who has a lot on his shoulders.  He’s trying to have a normal life in a world that’s gotten very chaotic.  He has an enemy that’s evil personified.  Our author shows that no one can consider themselves safe anymore.  It shows the length someone will go to in order to inflict pain on someone else.

This book is like the first time I watched “Poltergeist” – I needed a pillow to hide behind.  But it’s also like a guilty pleasure – you may put the book down for a while but you can’t help yourself and have to pick it up again.  If you’re looking for a read to get you out of your comfort zone then you’ve found that here.

I feel that if you’ve never read this author before, this would be a great start but…  But if you really want to understand his characters, you do need to start at the beginning of this series.  The ending wraps up the series so if you’re even thinking of reading Project Justice and Awakening, I wouldn’t read Pandemonium first.

Our author is a very creative person.  With the way he’s developed all his characters and his scenes.  He makes his story fit into what is currently going on in the world.  And he also makes you question how real it is.  You can just picture every event as it occurs.  After finishing this series, the next thing you have to decide is what you’re going to read next.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for being a part of The Phoenix Blade book tour and for the review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book.


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