Nov 16, 2017

Recent Reads: The Death of Death by K.N. Parker

The Death of DeathThe Death of Death by K.N. Parker
Publisher: Kindle Direct Publishing
Publication Date:  January 1, 2013

Format:  Ebook
Source: Free on Amazon Kindle.



Goodreads Synopsis: 
Death guides usually have rather normal names like John, Mary, Harry, and Jessica. And even ones not quite so normal, like Bartholomew or Ambrosia. They also have the most interesting tales behind their deaths. But one particular death guide has a few problems: she cannot remember her name or the details of her demise, and thus has no story of her own. One fateful night, she meets a young girl that may change her death forever.

Inspired by and in the style of Children's tales of old, The Death of Death is a tragic, yet sweet little tale about loss and acceptance.

Suitable for ages 12 and up.
I found this book free on Amazon for Kindle when I was on the internet a few months ago. I had seen that it won an award for a children's fantasy story and was interested in reading it around Halloween (which I did but the review is a little behind getting up). 

The story is about a death guide, who goes to warn people that they are about to pass on. While it is there the persons being warned is a little girl who asks a lot of questions of the Guide, now they are questioning how they came to be, did they die, did they have a story. This short tale follows the death guide on a quest for some answers.

The plot of this one is a little macabre and very sad and the ending was both surprising but very to the point. I found the story just long enough to give me answers and wrap things up but I wanted more about the death guides and their land and their purpose. It was a gloomy story but it was very good.

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