My #bookreview of THE EIGHTH DAY by Donovan Gray

THE EIGHTH DAY by Donovan Gray


Tonight, the world ends. Billions will die, and I am the cause of it all. Every living thing, every human, will cry to the heavens – helpless, hopeless, doomed. To know why, you have to go back to another, simpler time.
I was a boy. I remember my family, hanging helplessly from the eaves of the porch of our ranch. And I remember the Preacher, slipping the noose around my neck. He was searching for a woman, the last of her kind. He’d been hunting her for longer than he could remember, and her death would end a war that had raged for thousands of years.
It was supposed to be the final battle but she was clever and unpredictable, and had eluded him again. Instead of finding her, he found me, and I had made it a whole new war. My name is Gabriel Armstrong, and I am immortal.
A chilling post-apocalyptic thriller, The Eighth Day is a tale of murder and vengeance across two centuries.


This story covers so much ground, from a western to zombies to time portals.  The story-line is quite a feat to follow.  It jumps and skips all over the place.  But each segment is so well written, that you get lost in it, then suddenly you’re back to the present or another form of present time and you have to try to remember again the plot and who all the characters are.
The main plot is Ben and Joshua, two immortals, for whatever reason not explained yet, that are trying to kill each other.  Man, they must be so tired of dying, all the pain and blood.  Joshua is pure evil, while Ben is just trying to stop the dead from rising and saving the human race at the same time.
This is an intriguing story and if a convoluted plot line doesn’t deter you, I would highly recommend this book.  But, if you like a linear story, do not buy.  You won’t like it.   I give it 4 feathers.


About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down.

About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done.

So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made.

One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors.

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