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For Blake Beck, it proves to be no ordinary day when he finds a razor blade in the morning mail. As Director of Black Ops within the CAC, Blake hardly expected the morning mail to include a letter from his boss telling him to kill himself.

The razor blade is intended to be Blake's ticket to Shades – the realm beyond life where all souls go to await their celestial
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Kindle Edition, 1st, 320 pages
Published July 10th 2016 by Widowgrove IVS
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Aravind
Apr 28, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a fantasy involving undead people and the realm of life after death incorporating some historical facts in the mix. The story itself didn't impress me as I couldn't understand the point of a lot of things said and done in it. The 'Dan Brown'ish elements do not gel properly with the rest of the story. There were some moments where the author showed a lot of promise. I feel that the author could have done a lot better with the premise he created, but has fallen short.
Liell
Jul 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a grown-up urban fantasy story with a ton of historical, philosophical and factual depth. The mysteries (some times very real!) of art, architecture and history is masterfully woven into a story of life beyond death. The story is a fast paced and action filled, yet still philosophical and with a focus on historical detail.
K.C.
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great story!
Amy Shannon
Jul 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Vampires and Heroes!

Blake Beck, a new kind of hero. I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful story, and its decent into the next realm "Shades". It becomes a mystical battle of the shadows, and it's a unique story. I recently became a fan of vampires and the world of other realms, and this story just spoke to me. Truly enjoyable and a wondrous energetic read!
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Anders Rauff-Nielsen is an award-winning Danish game designer and fiction writer who has made an international career working with games, storytelling and world-building since 2006 – a career based on a lifelong passion for stories and games, supported by a master's degree in Philosophy and History.

His previous work as a writer includes three years of writing fiction for the international hit
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