EDGE {novel}

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Edge is a science fiction and dark fantasy novel that introduces a new Great Old One into the Cthulhu Mythos written by David J Rodger

A novel


5 Stars. Brilliant piece of Sci-Fi literature, by Sergio: I found out about David’s novels when I moved to Bristol a couple of years ago. As I needed to improve my English I thought I would give a chance to some local writer and after reading some reviews about David’s books I decided to buy ‘Edge’ from Amazon.

What can I say about it, not only is a brilliant piece of Sci Fi literature but a fabulous way for someone like me to learn new vocabulary and expressions. The richness of the descriptions and characters make you get into the story so much that you don’t want the book to have an end. You can’t help but to get attached to Ethan and his geekiness or Samson and his magnetic personality, even feeling some sympathy for Halo and his sick mind.

I don’t want to spoil anyone’s experience with this book so I’ll just say that really bad things happen, is not a love story so some blood must be expected ;)

I can’t wait to put my hands on another of David’s novels and same will happen to you if you give ‘Edge’ a well deserved chance!” (source)

5 Stars. A great read with Cthulu mythos flavour, By Andrew Collins. Edge is a great book. It’s got an epic mountain setting and brings strong characters with interesting back-stories together to face some very bad things. The sci-fi aspects are blended into everyday use with the exception of a technology that an unscrupulous and delightful maggot of a man is trying to get his hands on. People die. Some die much worse than others. There is gore but not slasher style and with a lean on genuine creeping horror. Something is bad on that mountain and I highly recommend you find out what! (source)

A likeable and believable central character – even though he is clearly a genius, he only sees his inadequacies; very human! – Rob Lowe

Review of Edge, by Andrew Boland. This is the first review that I have ever written and I would really like to write some highbrow piece discussing all of the intricacies of David’s work. Sadly I fear that my inability to control my excitement at having read this book is going to make the review sound more like an excited child writing about their favorite Power Ranger!

Edge was a fantastic book with an excellent storyline and captivatingly detailed characters that I couldn’t help loving…..and hating where appropriate! As other reviews have suggested about the plot of this book, it builds slowly and interestingly throughout. This however does not detract from the story in the slightest, as it is all too easy to get caught up in the lives and relationships of the characters involved, forgetting at times that there is or should really be a plot at all. When things start to happen however and your attention is drawn away from gaining fascinating insights into people in Zen Dow, Seattle et al, this book becomes even harder to put down, causing sleepy and hazy mornings as a result of not going to sleep at a sensible hour the night before.

This book scared the hell out of me. Not always in an immediate ‘scream’ sort of way, but perhaps more in a long term mental disturbance sort of way. To put it simply, I think I will worry every time I open a door or sit in a dark place, for the rest of my life!

David’s writing is such that gaining a vivid understanding and picture of what is being discussed is very easy, making the whole experience of reading any of his works a real pleasure. This is the second of David’s books that I have read and I have enjoyed them both enormously. I would suggest this book to anybody and can not say enough good things about it. So much so I would like to end with a very clichéd ‘It’s a real page turner’. Enjoy!  A Boland.

I think your work is without doubt the best I’ve read in years. You’re this exciting cross between Ernest Hemingway, William Gibson, Richard Morgan and Stephen King. I think you should have all your books in the bestseller list. Why does the whole world not know about you?

The main characters are wonderfully described and you really get under their skin, by H Landsem (Trondheim, Norway). It’s a wonderful story with the typical unexpected turns. It’s not the usual pulpy Mythos story either, it’s subtle and mature affair. I can really recommend this book for everyone, especially Stephen King, Cthulhu and cyberpunk fans.

Email correspondance about EDGE:

>From: xxxxxx@xxxxxx.de
>Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2011 20:55:24 +0100
>Subject: Shortstory
>To: clovenfeet@hotmail.com
>Hi David,
>I nearly forgot, of course I also wrote a short Blog entry about your new Short Story: http://www.cthulhu.de/artikel/kostenlose-kuzgeschichte-aus-dem-yellow-dawn-universum/
>I also started reading Edge and I like what I’ve read so far. Starts our interesting, some nice hints about strange things. Could it be, that you sympathize with Boarders more than Skiers? Tsk Tsk Tsk :-) I was an avid Skier but you could never get me onto one of these boards. Boarders are something to be overtaken or run over on the slopes  because they are either too slow or sitting around, most often somewhere just behind a rise so you cannot see them when you come down at top speed :-)


EDGE { novel } Ethan Carmichael is a global superstar in the world of tech. His revolutionary developments push the boundaries of electronics and science. But close to total burn out he presses eject on the stress to take time out. A luxury snowboarding resort in New Zealand seems like the perfect place. But the volcanic mountain is a gateway to something not of this world, or even this Universe. For centuries it has been absent. The Maori spoke of it only in nightmares. Now it is returning, slowly yet inexorably, with monstrous consequences for those in the resort as madness takes hold, and then the murders start to happen. On the other side of the world, Halo Santana, an unscrupulous concept scout scrambles onto the trail of a new technology that has vanished from a corporate R&D lab. Quickly out of his depth, he enters a frantic race to track down the missing components before his buyers have him killed. Both men find their fates tangled in a deadly web of lies, treachery and alien horror. David J Rodger delivers relentless narrative pace in a tense action-packed novel.

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David J. Rodger (born 1970 in Newcastle Upon Tyne) is a British science fiction & fantasy author and game designer best known for his novels set in a near-future world of corporate and political intrigue. Novels:




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