Monday, September 7, 2015

Blog Tour: Andersonville by Edward M. Erdelac

Author: Edward M. Erdelac
Publisher: Hydra
Date of publication: August 2015

Georgia, 1864. Camp Sumter, aka Andersonville, has earned a reputation as an open sewer of sadistic cruelty and terror where death may come at any minute. But as the Union prisoners of war pray for escape, cursing the fate that spared them a quicker end, one man makes his way into the camp purposefully.
Barclay Lourdes has a mission—and a secret. But right now his objective is merely to survive the hellish camp. The slightest misstep summons the full fury of the autocratic commander, Captain Wirz, and the brutal Sergeant Turner. Meanwhile, a band of shiftless thieves and criminals known as the “Raiders” preys upon their fellow prisoners. Barclay soon finds that Andersonville is even less welcoming to a black man—especially when that man is not who he claims to be. Little does he imagine that he’s about to encounter supernatural terrors beyond his wildest dreams . . . or nightmares.

I'll admit, I was a little hesitant going into this book.  It wasn't really my type of genre, but I an always willing to give a book a chance.  Andersonville takes place during the Civil War in Camp Sumter, which was notorious for it's abuses of rebel soldiers.  In this story, the author has taken historical fact and woven into it a supernatural element.

Sadly, this book ended up being a DNF for me.  I just really didn't like the story.  It made me very uncomfortable and I ended up stopping about 25% of the way in.  But, that is all on me.  There was nothing wrong with the writing; in fact it was well written.  The author did a great job of setting the scene of that awful place. It just wasn't for me.  I think fans of this type of book will definitely want to read it!  In fact, I think I am in the minority, so make sure to check out what others on the tour are saying.

About Edward M. Erdelac

Edward M. Erdelac is a member of the Horror Writers Association and the author of six novels (including the acclaimed weird western series Merkabah Rider) and several short stories. He is an independent filmmaker, award-winning screenwriter, and sometime Star Wars contributor. Born in Indiana, educated in Chicago, he resides in the Los Angeles area with his wife and a bona fide slew of children and cats.

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Edward M. Erdelac’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Tuesday, August 18th: Fourth Street Review
Tuesday, August 18th: Bibliotica
Wednesday, August 19th: The Reader’s Hollow
Wednesday, August 19th: Tynga’s Reviews
Thursday, August 20th: A Book Geek
Monday, August 24th: Bewitched Bookworms
Tuesday, August 25th: Kissin’ Blue Karen
Thursday, August 27th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Friday, August 28th: Vic’s Media Room
Monday, August 31st: It’s a Mad Mad World
Tuesday, September 1st: SJ2B House of Books
Wednesday, September 2nd: Historical Fiction Obsession
Friday, September 4th: Jenn’s Bookshelves
Monday, September 7th: From the TBR Pile

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour.