Thursday, September 12, 2013

Excerpt of The Book of the Forsaken

The Book of the Forsaken
by Yannis Katsioris


A sarcastic storyteller traps three characters in his web in order to get hold of a special book. Daniel, Cassidy and Igor are three unique individuals, considered outcasts for different reasons. They are about to meet and stick together, as coincidences and forced situations lead them to a journey all around Europe. 

As everyone is after the Book of the Forsaken, the coming Game is about to take place on the dark side of the moon. But there is a cost to that knowledge. Let alone to the wish to partake.

"The Book of the Forsaken" got the gold medal on's HarperCollins UK hosted competition on Feb 1. 2012.

"The writing is of a very high standard, the text is engaging and the story is highly original. By introducing chapters/sections with quotations from ‘The Emerald Tablet’, the guiding principles of the alternate universe the author creates are ever present, hinting at the greater significance of events and making us want to read on to find out more."
-HarperCollins UK

John 1:1

In the beginning there was Logos ...and God of course. And it was all extremely boring for Logos because he could never beat God at any game.

But his foresight delved into time and Logos saw that there were others, who knew no games and Logos willed to teach and play with them.

Here I am. Why?

To tell you a story. Why?

Because I have to. Why?

Because everyone follows their own special set of rules. Even me. And the rules say I must communicate a part of the Eternal Truth to you people.

You see…you have no idea what the reality you live in looks like. And I’m the one who is going to draw this out for you. I will be talking about me and you won’t know whether or not it’s me I’m talking about. It enhances the mystery of the story. You know; sales go up, money comes in, I make something out of
following the damn rules.

Turn the page.

It has begun.

I was asked to review The Book of the Forsaken and due to my incredibly long list of books to review, I had to turn it down. I offered instead to do an excerpt. Hmmm... see this is the thing with excerpts, they are there to grab the reader. Some excerpts have just the right mix of mystery, intrigue and length. It hooks you in, makes you question what is going on and makes you decide to get the book to read it. Not to mention, the images and quotes are fascinating. I love the imagery Yannis Karatsioris has used to bring life to his book. 

If you're interested in learning more about this book, as I am, you can do so by going to the following links. 

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