Saturday, February 28, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Update

Less than 2 months from before the thought provoking novel Discovery The Season of Shadows

 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Story Teller's Review


THE STORY TELLER

RATINGS & REVIEWS


I have been fortunate to have known David Rattler for a number of years. I first met him in college and have enjoyed his works for years in the underground. When we was selected to read and rate his works we were honored, because like the public reviews, that he supposedly never read, our mattered to him. But before I begin our review let me backtrack. I read the first book of the Season Series “When Season's Change” and like many readers who have grown used to writers saying things a certain way, I too thought he's nuts. I sent him a note and asked him about what I thought was structural and spellings problems. A few days later I received a reply, “you must learn to listen” was all it said. I went back and reread the work and instead of looking at like most readers, I let the writer tell the story, and like Dante I found myself descending into darkness and there were demons, but they weren't writers, they were mine. What I was mistaken for misspelled words was actually words from a language. Take for instant the character Pamela. It was spelled correctly throughout the work and I'd grown used to it, but when her name was mentioned by her sister in a scene the spelling changed. Quemela is actually a Cherokee word that pronounced (kwaymayla) and although, he gave hints of the character nationality throughout the work. I like most readers, missed it too. I realized then that it wasn't his like of knowledge of grammatical English structure, but his love of language itself, and his ability to intertwines it with English to complete a whole. He also used Vlax Romanian, French and German in the first book. For the years I've known him I finally realized he'll never submit to the terrorist demands of readers and editors with near visions. You'll have to expand your own horizon to understand the journey of the human experience in his works.

We recently read and reviewed the second book of The Season Series “Discovery The Season of Shadows” and in many ways it's darker then the first. He didn't use as many different dialects as in book one, but he continued with the time continuum theory. It's going to be interesting too see how that plays out in the series.

Like most readers, again, I too expected ethnic writers to say certain words to keep me in a safe place while giving a peek at the suffering in their world. I guess that why each time I read his works, I’m shocked. David doesn’t provide that safety net and the promotion of white privileges. He rips down that facade, holds a mirror to your face, and subliminally whispers, “behold the beast in you.” So if you're the type of reader that's looking for a safe place to keep your pride, and dare I say, your whiteness, this isn't the oh, praise the lord, I'm going to heaven type works, that makes you feel good about your position in humanity. This is a living hell, this is man absent of humanity, this is a mirror of the evil born in you the reader, and a frightening prophecy of vengeance.

When we finished reading this work we sat quite for a moment. After a meeting we all agreed the works leaves you numb, afraid, and ashamed. He'd based the story line in indisputable truths and forced us to stare into the eyes of the beast within us.

The work delivers a mind numbing shock factor that's truly psychological in nature.

The Lair gives Discovery The Season of Shadows.

5 Green flags

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Interview with The Story Teller

"In my works I don't give you a glimpse of the struggles your actions caused in my world, that's counter productive. I hold up a mirror so you can behold your own bestiality."
-David Rattler
 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Discovery The Season of Shadows.


 
  “Let the prophet speak their demise into existence and it be fulfilled. Then rip from his mouth his lying tongue. Let the thieves’ hands be cut from him and fall to the earth, as a symbol to the whole of humanity that greed is his worth.”

--Kelly Holland
Discovery The Season of Shadows 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Book II rating and review

I've just read The Story Teller's review of Discovery The Season of Shadows
https://thestorytellerslair.wordpress.com/rate-and-review/

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WHEN SEASON'S CHANGE


Prologue

The August wind swooped down from the Cimmerian sky. With a dark autumn whisper; from the tops of trees, it surf withered leaves, across forgotten graves, around weather worn tombstones, and down the hill; through the open gates, and across the street; where, underneath a waning gibbous moon, the last of summer grass lay dying.

The Priest and the grave diggers—gone, leaving a single mourner with events once so large in life, now so infinitesimal in memory. The path chosen should’ve been the road not taken. But who could’ve known, the autumn whisper that marked the end of an odyssey, marked the beginning of a journey.

His very existence was a blasphemy because his creator. A mortal man whose repulsion for humanity, was an open secret, spawned him out of the dark ideology of the light. But even now, counted among the dead, his legacy will be praised in the dark hearts of the ones of the same order.

Tomorrow the sun will rise. And those of the order will make the most heinous of his mortal sins, venial, and proclaim him blessed. But his stench will continue to stain humanity. Time will erase his true nature, as it has with the others; and the autumn whispers still bring no justice, for neither the living, nor the dead.
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/502779

For more information about the upcoming release Book II Discovery The Season of Shadows contact the this blog or the site-blog at  www.davidrattler.com

The thought provoking novel When Season's Change

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

When Season's Change

I've decided to let When Season's Change remain available as a free download for a while longer it still available free in ebook contact www.davidrattler.com for upcoming information about the release of Discovery The Season of Shadows book II