Rayne Mercer's life changed on the day of his near-fatal accident. Ever since that moment, he has been the victim of bizarre nightmares, thrust into an unnatural world where madness rules. Now, he must fight for his life every time he falls asleep. And even in the waking hours, he finds that not all nightmares want to let go.
T.R. Briar was born in New Jersey, but grew up in the western United States, inspired through life by the beautiful vistas of the Rocky Mountains.
A student of many different art forms, he dabbles in painting, drawing, and design, both personally and professionally. He holds a degree in animation, and works with comic books. But above all, he's always had a fondness for creating characters and worlds, and telling their stories.
T.R. Briar is a first time author whose works explore hidden worlds and the rocky depths of the soul.
Currently author of the Realm Wraith series of e-novels.
This is a fascinating dark read. I loved the world building of the Abyss and I'm interested in reading more about the origins of the creatures found there. Rayne, the main character, was difficult to like. There was definitely a reason for this, but I will say it made it a bit hard for me to get into the story right away. Regardless, it was worth delving in and sticking to it. The plot was complex, yet not confusing, and the twist was one I, unlike other reviewers, did not see coming. I'll blame being engrossed in the Abyss itself for my lack of foresight. Definitely recommend this for fans of horror, supernatural, and dark fantasy.
This took a little while for me to get into it, but once I did, it was hard to put down. Much like the main character, I found the real-world scenes dull and read through them quickly to get back to the Abyss. The author's descriptions were vivid and imaginative. It had a strong Lovecraftian feel to it, with its own deep backstory that I found fascinating. You'll probably guess what's going on long before the main character figures it out, but it didn't detract from my enjoyment of watching it all unfold. Overall, a good book I enjoyed spending time with.
Realm Wraith is a dark fantasy that follows a man named Rayne as he find himself struggling between two worlds after a near death experience. While he is awake, Rayne attempts to rebuild his life after the accident including his job and his relationship with his son. However, in his dreams he faces a world filled with darkness, pain, and demons as he tries to discover a way to avoid this horrid fate for eternity. This story was very well written. Briar's description of the abyss was terrifyingly detailed. Realm Wraith is filled with twists and turns that will keep a reader on the edge of their seat. Due to dark violent content and some language, I would recommend this book for mature audiences who enjoy the dark fantasy genre.