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I wasn't sure about this book when I bought it, but since it was written by Richard Matheson, I was willing to give it the benefit of the doubt

I wasn't sure about this book when I bought it, but since it was written by Richard Matheson, I was willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. I am very glad that I did. This book is the story of a soldier in World War I who is told by one of his fellow soldiers to find a certain town when he get back home from the war.

For over half a century, Richard Matheson has enthralled and terrified readers with such timeless classics as I Am Legend, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Duel, Somewhere in Time, and What Dreams May Come. Now the Grand Master returns with a bewitching tale of erotic suspense and enchantment. A young American soldier, recently wounded in the Great War, Alex White comes to Gatford to escape his troubled past.

At 32, Chris Martin lives a conventional life. Other Kingdoms casts a magical spell, as conjured by a truly legendary storyteller. He's married with a daughter, runs his own small business, and is working to save up money for a bigger home with his wife, Helen. What if you were told that you could make a fortune just by pushing a button on a box? But pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world. someone you don't know.

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Автор: Matheson Richard Название: Other Kingdoms ISBN: 0765327686 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780765327680 . This book focuses on nature and the seasons, striking watercolor and collage artwork, and interactive elements that are just right for young readers.

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Richard Matheson’s Other Kingdoms. March 1, 2011April 18, 2017torforge. Matheson seldom repeats himself and Other Kingdoms is very different from his last book, Hunted Past Reason. Richard Matheson recently celebrated his 85th birthday.

Richard Burton Matheson (February 20, 1926 – June 23, 2013) was an American author and screenwriter, primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres.

For over half a century, Richard Matheson has enthralled and terrified readers with such timeless classics as I Am Legend, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Duel, Somewhere in Time, and What Dreams May Come. Now the Grand Master returns with a bewitching tale of erotic suspense and enchantment….

1918. A young American soldier recently wounded in the Great War, Alex White comes to Gatford to escape his troubled past. The pastoral English village seems the perfect spot to heal his wounded body and soul. True, the neighboring woods are said to be haunted by capricious, even malevolent, spirits, but surely those are just old wives' tales.

Aren't they?

A frightening encounter in the forest leads him into the arms of Magda Variel, an alluring red-haired widow rumored to be a witch. She warns him to steer clear of the wood and the perilous faerie kingdom it borders, but Alex cannot help himself. Drawn to its verdant mysteries, he finds love, danger…and wonders that will forever change his view of the world.

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ISBN13: 978-0765327697

ISBN: 0765327694

Author: Richard Matheson

Category: Mystery and Thriller

Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense

Language: English

Publisher: Tor Books; First edition (February 14, 2012)

Pages: 320 pages

ePUB size: 1644 kb

FB2 size: 1700 kb

Rating: 4.5

Votes: 197

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HyderCraft
I became excited when I saw that Richard Matheson had a new book out. It had been years since I read anything truly new from this imaginative fantasy writer. I grew up on Matheson's horror/fantasy/science fiction either in print (I Am Legend, Hell House,The Incredible Shrinking Man, Duel) or in film/TV (The Night Stalker, Duel, Trilogy of Terror, The Fall of the House of Usher, What Dreams May Come, Stir of Echoes, "Twilight Zone"). He's so versatile that it's easy to over look his exceptional skills as a storyteller.

Matheson's latest is a dark fantasy novel following horror writer Alex White during his youth fighting in the trenches during World War I. Alex befreinds Harold Lightfoot and Englishman and when Harold dies he leaves Alex an unexpected gift-a large chunk of gold from his home Gatford, England. Intrigued by their discussion of the place and having no where else to go, Alex settles in Gatford but discovers that there's dark creatures in the forest surrounding the run down farm house he buys. Although warned to not stray off the path, he does so and begins a journey into a very different life influenced by the creatures of the forest.

A dark, compelling fantasy with a twisted sort of love story at its heart Other Kingdoms reflects Matheson at his best; the narrative is well structured and the plotting brilliantly thought out. As always he creates credible characters that you develop sympathy for even if they aren't the most sympathetic. Matheson assumes the voice of a character of the time (Alex was born before Matheson and the style reflects that era).

Well into his eighth decade as a writer Matheson may have slowed down in providing us with new material to read but the quality and imagination remains consistently high.

Highly recommended.I Am Legend
Nightmare At 20,000 Feet: Horror Stories By Richard MathesonSomewhere In TimeWhat Dreams May Come: A NovelThe Box: Uncanny StoriesThe Incredible Shrinking Man
HyderCraft
I became excited when I saw that Richard Matheson had a new book out. It had been years since I read anything truly new from this imaginative fantasy writer. I grew up on Matheson's horror/fantasy/science fiction either in print (I Am Legend, Hell House,The Incredible Shrinking Man, Duel) or in film/TV (The Night Stalker, Duel, Trilogy of Terror, The Fall of the House of Usher, What Dreams May Come, Stir of Echoes, "Twilight Zone"). He's so versatile that it's easy to over look his exceptional skills as a storyteller.

Matheson's latest is a dark fantasy novel following horror writer Alex White during his youth fighting in the trenches during World War I. Alex befreinds Harold Lightfoot and Englishman and when Harold dies he leaves Alex an unexpected gift-a large chunk of gold from his home Gatford, England. Intrigued by their discussion of the place and having no where else to go, Alex settles in Gatford but discovers that there's dark creatures in the forest surrounding the run down farm house he buys. Although warned to not stray off the path, he does so and begins a journey into a very different life influenced by the creatures of the forest.

A dark, compelling fantasy with a twisted sort of love story at its heart Other Kingdoms reflects Matheson at his best; the narrative is well structured and the plotting brilliantly thought out. As always he creates credible characters that you develop sympathy for even if they aren't the most sympathetic. Matheson assumes the voice of a character of the time (Alex was born before Matheson and the style reflects that era).

Well into his eighth decade as a writer Matheson may have slowed down in providing us with new material to read but the quality and imagination remains consistently high.

Highly recommended.I Am Legend
Nightmare At 20,000 Feet: Horror Stories By Richard MathesonSomewhere In TimeWhat Dreams May Come: A NovelThe Box: Uncanny StoriesThe Incredible Shrinking Man
Jeronashe
I thought this book would be deeper than it was. By the time I was finished I was angry at the author for his repetitive, irritating, and lack luster narration. Seemed like he mailed this one in and didn't bother to change out of his pajamas. The characters were shallow and worse; boring. I thought the overall idea of a war ravaged soldier entering another world was cool, but the execution became just uninteresting and trite. The overall theme had so much potential, and so many angles to be pursued, but instead he wrote something like teenage love story crossed with a Tolkien-lite graphic novel. I have never read any of his other works and now I am disinclined to, despite his reputation.
Jeronashe
I thought this book would be deeper than it was. By the time I was finished I was angry at the author for his repetitive, irritating, and lack luster narration. Seemed like he mailed this one in and didn't bother to change out of his pajamas. The characters were shallow and worse; boring. I thought the overall idea of a war ravaged soldier entering another world was cool, but the execution became just uninteresting and trite. The overall theme had so much potential, and so many angles to be pursued, but instead he wrote something like teenage love story crossed with a Tolkien-lite graphic novel. I have never read any of his other works and now I am disinclined to, despite his reputation.
Gavinrage
My review of Other Kingdoms by Richard Matheson - A Tor ebook

Matheson writes of a World War 1 wounded American veteran who convalesces in a quiet Northern England town called Gatford. Alex is 18 years old and has experienced the horrors of World War 1. While in the quiet village the protagonist rents a small cottage and is warned about going into the nearby woods. He does anyway and the book then details in first person his encounters and romances with a witch named Magda who lost her son in the war and a mysterious faerie who is infatuated with him. A word of warning, the author doesn't skip any details when it comes to the bedroom and some may feel the story borders on eroticism.

I enjoyed his writing style at first, humbly recounting in the first person a horrible home life with an abusive father and the sad death of his sister at 18 due to illness. Often he would put after thoughts in parenthesis, commenting on everything from more candid description to joking about his own writing, (such as three words starting with the letter `d', in the same sentence he refers to as a triple). As I said, it was enjoyable at first, but became tedious because sometimes you wanted him to come right to the point.

The story is fascinating and involving, but a major plot hole ruined it for me. Alex meets Harold, a British soldier and they become fast friends. Harold is from Gatford, describing it as a beautiful village and invites Alex to visit. Unfortunately Harold is killed, and to honor his friend's invitation, he recuperates there.

Before I go on any further, there are spoiler alerts. Please don't read any further if you don't want the story revealed, but I allude to my disappointment and plot hole.

SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER

The author seems to know a little of the details of trench life along with American training locations, but it is odd that an American riflemen (or private) has the mobility to walk to the British Trench lines and visit Harold. Most of these national battalions were separated by country and had their own areas. Also, the author indicates 2,000,000 were sent to France, but fewer than 200,000 returned. Are these American troops? British? I'm not sure where he pulled that figure from.

Alex has a torrid affair with Magda, and learns that she has a nasty secret. When he leaves he falls into the arms of Ruthana, a faerie smitten with him (at first glance). If he leaves she says she will die. Harold, it turns out, was her brother who was changed into a human so that he could fight in the war. Ruthana's other brother, Gilly, hates humans and wants to kill Alex. Eventually Alex marries Ruthana and they have a daughter. Her father, Garal, however, changes his mind because Alex, being human, is causing too many problems with Gilly. Alex has to leave, and when he does, Ruthana dies; a sad tale. However, this is where there is a giant plot hole. How does Garal feel about their daughter, half faerie half human? Would he not cast her out? And rather than die, would not Garal, who loved his daughter enough to satisfy her desires by bringing a human into the Faerie world, let her go with Alex instead of dying, transforming her to human form like Harold?
This glaring plot hole disappointed me so much that my review reflects that feeling.
Gavinrage
My review of Other Kingdoms by Richard Matheson - A Tor ebook

Matheson writes of a World War 1 wounded American veteran who convalesces in a quiet Northern England town called Gatford. Alex is 18 years old and has experienced the horrors of World War 1. While in the quiet village the protagonist rents a small cottage and is warned about going into the nearby woods. He does anyway and the book then details in first person his encounters and romances with a witch named Magda who lost her son in the war and a mysterious faerie who is infatuated with him. A word of warning, the author doesn't skip any details when it comes to the bedroom and some may feel the story borders on eroticism.

I enjoyed his writing style at first, humbly recounting in the first person a horrible home life with an abusive father and the sad death of his sister at 18 due to illness. Often he would put after thoughts in parenthesis, commenting on everything from more candid description to joking about his own writing, (such as three words starting with the letter `d', in the same sentence he refers to as a triple). As I said, it was enjoyable at first, but became tedious because sometimes you wanted him to come right to the point.

The story is fascinating and involving, but a major plot hole ruined it for me. Alex meets Harold, a British soldier and they become fast friends. Harold is from Gatford, describing it as a beautiful village and invites Alex to visit. Unfortunately Harold is killed, and to honor his friend's invitation, he recuperates there.

Before I go on any further, there are spoiler alerts. Please don't read any further if you don't want the story revealed, but I allude to my disappointment and plot hole.

SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER

The author seems to know a little of the details of trench life along with American training locations, but it is odd that an American riflemen (or private) has the mobility to walk to the British Trench lines and visit Harold. Most of these national battalions were separated by country and had their own areas. Also, the author indicates 2,000,000 were sent to France, but fewer than 200,000 returned. Are these American troops? British? I'm not sure where he pulled that figure from.

Alex has a torrid affair with Magda, and learns that she has a nasty secret. When he leaves he falls into the arms of Ruthana, a faerie smitten with him (at first glance). If he leaves she says she will die. Harold, it turns out, was her brother who was changed into a human so that he could fight in the war. Ruthana's other brother, Gilly, hates humans and wants to kill Alex. Eventually Alex marries Ruthana and they have a daughter. Her father, Garal, however, changes his mind because Alex, being human, is causing too many problems with Gilly. Alex has to leave, and when he does, Ruthana dies; a sad tale. However, this is where there is a giant plot hole. How does Garal feel about their daughter, half faerie half human? Would he not cast her out? And rather than die, would not Garal, who loved his daughter enough to satisfy her desires by bringing a human into the Faerie world, let her go with Alex instead of dying, transforming her to human form like Harold?
This glaring plot hole disappointed me so much that my review reflects that feeling.
Yanthyr
I have to say I enjoyed reading the story once I got past the cloying voice of the narrator coupled with an overuse of parentheses. Once the character moved out of the trenches of WWI and began his journey proper, I gave into the story. In the end I enjoyed it (I'm a sucker for real-world/fae clashes), but can only imagine how much better this would have been without the prose-related quirks and irritations.
Yanthyr
I have to say I enjoyed reading the story once I got past the cloying voice of the narrator coupled with an overuse of parentheses. Once the character moved out of the trenches of WWI and began his journey proper, I gave into the story. In the end I enjoyed it (I'm a sucker for real-world/fae clashes), but can only imagine how much better this would have been without the prose-related quirks and irritations.
Inth
Parentheses are a bit overused but that's a good way of showing how an eighteen year old mind works (didn't teen you smile at adult school/parents/neighbors while thinking frak you, this is BS?). This is a you-are-in-for-a-dark ride read and you will love it! What I really like is he paints such a clear mind picture that you have no trouble visualizing the story. It's like you're a kid again outside with a campfire shooting flames and sparks into the sky under a full moon and are being told this story.
Inth
Parentheses are a bit overused but that's a good way of showing how an eighteen year old mind works (didn't teen you smile at adult school/parents/neighbors while thinking frak you, this is BS?). This is a you-are-in-for-a-dark ride read and you will love it! What I really like is he paints such a clear mind picture that you have no trouble visualizing the story. It's like you're a kid again outside with a campfire shooting flames and sparks into the sky under a full moon and are being told this story.