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EXODUS IN CONFLUENCE is mass-murderer Stephen Hart's haunting account of the December 21, 2013 tragedy in Cinder Heights, Maine.

"Five months into the zombie apocalypse, seventeen-year-old Stephen Hart lived in a society where rules and humanity had left him for dead. The remaining survivors clung feverishly to whatever hope remained--maybe it was a family member, or a reli
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Kindle Edition, 57 pages
Published July 4th 2014 by Verona Booksellers (first published November 27th 2013)
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Layla (Between the Lines)
I received a free copy of this book from Verona Booksellers in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influences my opinion of the work.

“Are you afraid of the dark?” I asked.
“No. Monsters aren't real. This is real. I'm scared of what could happen when the lights go out.”

This is the type of fiction that lingers in your mind long after you've filed it away. It's the bittersweet tang of that last sip of tea, with all the sugar granules amassed at the bottom of your cup now grating the tip o
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Amy
Oct 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: ALL OF THE PEOPLE.
Shelves: 2015, dark-stuff, ya, reviewed
When I initially sat down to read Bryant A. Loney’s novella, I have to admit that I was a little hesitant. Generally, novellas aren’t really my thing (I like my books big and complex – anything under two hundred pages usually leaves me feeling unfulfilled and grumpy), but I was also concerned that my expectations of the author had skyrocketed after I read his novel To Hear The Ocean Sigh. Long story short, I didn’t want to be disappointed.

I needn’t have worried.

Loney’s novella is dark, haunting,
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Shannon (Mrsreadsbooks)
Five months into the zombie apocalypse, seventeen-year-old Stephen Hart lived in a society where rules and humanity had left him for dead. The remaining survivors clung feverishly to whatever hope remained--maybe it was a family member, or a religion, or a destination. But in less than one week, everything changed. A year later, his ramshackle settlement has been compromised, as evidenced by the hordes of the undead swarming inside the gates... and Stephen is to blame. Instead of running, he tak ...more
Maddie
Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-reads
Book: Exodus in Confluence by Bryant A. Loney

Genre: Short Story

My Rating: 4.5/5 stars ✨

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EXODUS IN CONFLUENCE is mass-murderer Stephen Hart’s haunting account of the December 21, 2013 tragedy in Cinder Heights, Maine.

“Five months into the zombie apocalypse, seventeen-year-old Stephen Hart lived in a society where rules and humanity had left him for dead. The remaining survivors clung feverishly to whatever hope remained–maybe it was a fami
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Katelyn
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
For starters, I'm so sorry that I haven't posted this review sooner. But with finals week and final projects to do, my focus was more on my studies then reading. But now that I'm out of school, I finish reading this short novella, and LOVED IT! It was a very quick read for it being a novella, I believe I read it in about thirty minutes. I'm very impressed that Loney was able to fit such extensive amount of detail in the time frame he had. For example, I enjoyed seeing the amount of character and ...more
Brigida  Laranjo
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
(I received a copy of this book from Verona Booksellers in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way influenced my opinion on the novel or its author.)

In such a short book I got even more impressed with Bryant Loney. His writing style is so good!
I started reading this and thinking that it was just the story of someone during an apocalyptic moment and finished thinking something completely different but in a good way actually. When I finished reading this I was just so shocked and impres
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Hannah
May 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Exodus and Confluence

I received this book for review by Verona Booksellers, this does not change my opinion of the book.

I really enjoyed this short fiction book. I read 'To Hear the Ocean Sigh' by Bryant A. Loney and really enjoyed that as well.

If you are looking for a great written novella, I definitely recommend this one, and here's why;

At the beginning of this short fiction I was confused as not much had been explained. The perspective was changed throughout the story. I loved this part of th
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Kari
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Exodus in Confluence is my first experience with a shorter fiction story. I have read plenty of novellas that go along with longer series, but this was my first standalone one. With that said, I think given the subject matter of this one, the length made this story so much more dynamic. The reader could really feel all of things that the narrator was speaking about through this memoir. The writing was perfect. I mean absolutely perfect, there were portions where sentences would cut off and attit ...more
Lotte
Nov 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review, 4-stars
I’m not really a novella person because it’s such a shame when good stories have to finish so fast. But since I really enjoyed To Hear The Ocean Sigh by Bryant A. Loney I decided to give this a go.

I have to admit I was a bit confused while reading this story because it switches between present and past but it’s a page-turner nonetheless. The ending is a part that really blew me away. “The End” left me feeling a bit like ‘what the hell just happened’ but the little part after “The End”, wow. The
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Abigail
Aug 12, 2017 rated it liked it
I gave this short story 3.5 stars. I enjoyed this more than I enjoyed Take Me To The Cat. I honestly wish this was an actual novel or that there was more to it, because the writing and the action/thriller aspects of it are great!

I was sent a PDF of this in exchange for an honest review and I am so thankful for it. Without a doubt in my mind I believe that Loney has skill and that Take Me To The Cat just wasn't for me and this short story is proof of that.

I really enjoy Loney's writing style and
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Becky
Oct 29, 2017 rated it liked it
I was sent Exodus in Confluence by Verona Booksellers in return for an honest review and I rated this book as 4 out of 5 stars.

I do not normally read short stories and this novella was quite different to what I usually read but I really enjoyed Exodus in Confluence. I have really enjoyed reading Bryant Loney’s books and this was definitely one of my favourites. The plot was gripping from the start and I found myself wondering what was going to happen to the characters throughout this story. I w
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Emily Hughes
Jun 27, 2016 rated it liked it
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“Monsters aren’t real. This is real. I’m scared of what could happen when the lights go out.” – Bryant A. Loney

Thank you to Wes Florentine of Verona Booksellers for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

This was a very quick read for me. I was able to finish it in about an hour to an hour and a half. I knew very little going into this short story other than that it was about zombies.

The main character was a very interesting narrator. This story is told in both
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Sally Moore
Mar 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Rating: 3.5-3.75/5

Exodus in Confluence was a novella I was going to like, it was confusing, but intriguing. This book kept a question in the back of my mind- whats going on? I wanted to read more, and by the end, I was left with even more questions. I needed this to be longer. I felt that the character development had fallen short, even though the main character talked about why he was the way he was. But i felt confused, confused on where our character was, who he was speaking to, and where thi
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Bryant Loney was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1997. Sea Breeze Academy is his third novel; he is also the author of To Hear the Ocean Sigh and Take Me to the Cat. He loves dogs, poems, and haunted mansions. You can follow him on Twitter (@BALoney) and Instagram (@BryantLoney) or visit him online at www.BryantLoney.com.
“Are you afraid of the dark?” I asked.
“No. Monsters aren't real. This is real. I'm scared of what could happen when the lights go out.”
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