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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

5 Star Review - Eric Trant's "Risen"

Review by Cathy Hansen

I had never heard of Eric Trant before picking up a copy of Risen. Now that I've finished reading this particular book, I plan on reading some of his other works. I don't usually enjoy science fiction, but the characters in this book are oddly easy to relate to. I found myself cheering on Alberto and Paolo through their struggles.

Some authors seem to have the ability to draw readers right into the scene. Trant has the ability to do this and then some. I found Risen to be a quick read with characters who I genuinely felt drawn to. He is an excellent storyteller who helps readers empathize with the characters.

About the Book:

Risen takes readers into a hellish world where none escape!

Haunted by visions of a demonic angel and sold into servitude by his father, young Alberto battles to survive the horrors of a nineteenth century Sicilian sulfur mine.

Suffering merciless brutality, Alberto must save not only himself but his deformed older brother, both pawns in their father’s mad plan to overthrow a group of wealthy landowners.

Bound by a death-debt to his hunchback master, Alberto discovers a door the miners call Porta dell’Inferno, the Door to Hell, deep within the sulfur mines. When he learns the demon-angel of his dreams stalks the caverns beyond the door, Alberto realizes a strange fate has lured him and his brother to the gates leading to the underworld.

Now Alberto must face the creature from his visions and rise to become the man his father demands him to be, or remain forever trapped in a hellish world where none escape.

Print Length: 182 Pages
Genre: Historical Supernatural Fiction
Publisher: WiDo Publishing (August 15, 2017)
ISBN-10: 1937178919
ISBN-13: 978-1937178918

Risen is available in ebook and in print at Amazon.

About the Author:

Eric resides in Dallas, TX with his wife and children, where he writes and manages his own business. His writing combines literary characterization with supernatural elements, all the while engaging the reader's senses with constant movement and vivid settings. His books are designed to be one-sitters, meaning they can and should be read in one (or a few) sittings, owing to the fast-paced nature of the writing.

You can visit Eric at, or see his blog at

About Today's Reviewer:

Cathy Hansen is a wife, mom, teacher, independent
beauty consultant, and small business owner. She and her husband operate SeedsNBeans, a local nature store, in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Cathy, thanks for the uplifting review. If I hit all readers on the points you mentioned, then my job is complete, because that is my goal -- a quick read, with vivid scenes and relatable characters.

    - Eric