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The Father of Flesh

(Broken Gods #1)

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Terror befalls a rural Chinese village when an ancient evil awakens from its slumber. Within days, the villagers start transforming into horribly deformed blobs of skin with an unslakable hunger for human flesh. The town is soon overrun by an ever-growing mass of skin that devours livestock, houses, and people.


The Chinese government calls in Professor Davis Nickels to
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Published June 15th 2017 by Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.
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Mary Yarde
Dec 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing

There is an ancient evil. This evil has been asleep for so long that it is almost forgotten. Almost... Professor Davis Nickels knows all about the "otherworld." A world that is full of unimaginable horror. But now that ancient evil has awoken, and it threatens everything.

The Father of Flesh by Nicholas Paschall is the epitome of a good horror story. Mr Paschall has created a world that is frightening and yet strangely fascinating.

I thought David Nickels was very well portrayed. Think Indiana
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Cyrene Olson
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really creepy horror were professor Davis Nickels and two of his helpers follow a case all the way to China to investigate a gruesome horror taking over the village and everything in its path called the father of flesh. I thought this story read quite well at some points I did think they spoke too much about what was going to happen when they got to the village in China or what they would do to stop this horror spreading to the world. But the author didnt hold back in any gruesome details or ...more
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Obviously influenced by H.P. Lovecraft, Paschall creates an alternate world where mankind has the paranormal as a science. Ghosts, vampires, and the zombie virus are well known. The story takes place in China, where the minions of an Old God are rampaging. Professor Davis Nickels, an aged Indiana Jones, travels with two students and deals with the menace personally. From man eating monsters made up of sweaty flesh to mad monks that heal from any wound, the trio face down a host of terrors that ...more
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Author of the Father of Flesh and Travails for Teyuna. Have also compiled the upcoming anthology Nickel Nightmares for Stitched Smile Publications.

Had a history of self-publishing before being "discovered" by Darkwater Syndicate and Stitched Smile Publication, who took me in and showed me the ropes.

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“ones on the left. Its skin was a pulsating pink that seemed swollen with fluid, straining against its hide as if it were about to burst. It had eight tentacles instead of arms, three sprouting from one side, five from the other, each ending in a four-fingered hand. Veins throbbed visibly as the creature clambered out of the well, leaving behind a trail of viscous fluid that shined a brilliant fuchsia and brown. Most horrifying of all was its face. The head had twisted until it was completely upside down, flesh bubbling up to replace the neck and lower jaw. An open maw dominated the upper torso; it didn’t seem to be able to close. Saliva dribbled from the lipless mouth in great rivulets over the face; the eyes looked about wildly before they’d focused on Kwan. On its hunched back it had two multi-jointed arms that ended on pitted orbs, one of which turned as if regarding Kwan.” 0 likes
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