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A GRUESOME novella composed of MURDER confession letters telling several intertwined stories. A SHOCKING ENDING with a CRYPTIC twist.

Project Dechentreiter is a 30,000 words gruesome novella composed of murder confession letters written in an unreliable narrator style, telling several intertwined stories: a quarrel between brothers through the mu
ebook, 85 pages
Published February 2nd 2015 by Blossomsoft
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This was a strange novella!

This was a time travel story combined with sci-fi and horror. It was also a tale of two brothers; one spoiled rotten, the other almost completely ignored,(other than to be worked to death by the family business. )

I enjoyed the first part of the story best. The last portion became confusing, but I was able to follow it, and at times I was even delighted with the creativity and imagination on display. But I think the writing was best when describing the childhood of the
The Book Sorceress
Apr 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If I could give this one 10 stars, I would. What a ride!

I am so supressing the desire to write my review in all CAPS. Wow, where to start with this one? So much to say and so hard to get my thoughts into a coherent order. Project Dechentreiter truly shines. Very, very unique horror-styled time travel story.

The story flows along well, building and climbing for the climax that's not disappointing. I couldn't put it down. The details alone make this a truly great piece of work. I enjoyed the idea o
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am an occasional reader. I read all sorts of books - sci-fi, fantasy, detectives, dramas, comedies, you name it. I like when a story is engaging and gives me food for thought that lasts longer than the original reading.

This book with a hard-to-pronounce title (maybe because I am no Dutch) is one of those books that have a kind of twist that will keep you wondering even when you're done with the story. It's hard to name it an exact genre - rather, it's a combination of sci-fi, thriller, dark dr
Mar 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have to be honest and say I was given this book by the author. I put off reading it longer than I should have because he and I have become "friends" and I was worried about writing a review if I disliked it. Thank goodness I loved it!

The idea is infinitely clever. Time travel is not an original plot, of course, but the way Prince writes about it is very original. I love epistolary novels and that's what this was. Letters (and emails) can move a story along, and although they necessitate a firs
Jan 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Elder Prince's novella 'Project Dechentreiter' is a story about time travel told mainly in the form of letters/emails from Jonas Barnes to his aunt, as well as transcriptions of YouTube audio clips passed along as links within the email. (I've been a sucker for stories that forward the plot through letter/newspaper articles/etc ever since I first ran across Stephen King doing so in the 80's.)

Jonas tells the story of his estranged brother Thomas - who has gone off the deep-end from jealousy towar
Kristopher Latter
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
I came into this book on a recommendation, and didn’t really know what to expect. I tend to be very wary of science fiction stories that center around a theme of time travel. Usually you end up with a story that focuses entirely on a very specific plot thread with little character development, and more often still, you tend to end up with a story that is a tangled and frustrating paradox that leaves you feeling wholly unsatisfied. Thankfully, it’s pulled off here. The time travel element of this ...more
Dianne Mendes
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
This is a science fiction novel based on space time travel. Throw in some good humor, a broken family with some serious issues and two crazed brothers (one more than the other; which one that is I'll leave up to you to decide) and you've got yourself the perfect novel. If you like science fiction and you're up for a short but entertaining read, then I'm pretty sure you're gonna love this book. I know I really did. Found myself turning page after page eagerly wanting to know what crazy thing woul ...more
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is such a great book and I am glad I had the opportunity to read it. The style and plot were perfect and the story moved at a great pace. Sometimes keeping my interest with other books can be hard to do, but Elder Prince succeeded where others have failed. I am looking forward to reading more of his work and definitely will recommend this book to others!
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: time-travel
I was drawn by the cover and intrigued by the blurb. I had to mark it as To Read.
Didn't exactly know what to expect (like I said: enigmatic blurb) but the expectation was high. And when I finally got to it? It did NOT meet that expectation. Quite frankly, it exceeded it. I loved this story!

And here I’ll say I was fortunate to be given a free copy of this book by the author. Did it influence my review in any way?

I'm sure it didn’t. “No, I'm absolutely positive. I couldn't be surer about it.”

I f
Liesel Booker
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you like sci-fi, time travel, alternate realities, or all of the above, this is the book for you. Elder Prince's impressive debut book offers a unique perspective on the nature of time travel. The two main characters, Jonas and his little brother Thomas, are very real and well-developed, letting you feel sympathy for both of them even though they're technically antagonists. This book is highly recommended.
Paolo Baroni
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Elder Prince is a full-time game developer and a good storyteller, and he wrote this novella to fund his upcoming projects. English is not his native language, and although the flow may sometimes be weak, this story still shines.

Project Dechentreiter blends many genres – and that is no easy task to achieve for an amateur writer – meaning it won't excel in any of them, but will be pretty good overall. The premise is engaging, and I've been hooked by the compelling characters I was introduced to.
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What was your favorite arc in Project Dechentreiter? 8 8 Jun 03, 2015 07:15AM  
Although I wrote many stories two decades ago, Project Dechentreiter is my first published work. Dear reader, let me know if you wish to receive a free copy (EPUB, MOBI, PDF). I send it to anyone visiting my profile, no exception. You won't be harassed to write a review, pinky promise. Of course I greatly appreciate private feedback and words of encouragement. I hope we can also become friends and ...more

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