A symphonic poem is a piece of music (orchestral) that plays in a continuous movement and helps illustrate or set the mood a poem, short story, novel or other non-musical piece. And a tone poet is the artist who writes or composes this music.
Now when it comes to books I have to be intrigued within the first 2-3 pages of it or I’m not going to read it and The Tone Poet by Mark Rickert has definitely done the job of keeping my attention, seriously! It’s one of those books that you can’t wait to see what the next chapter will bring and that you really don’t want to put down.
Cameron Blake was only 6 years old when he was a in a car accident in which both his parents and his brother lost there lives. Cameron was brought back from the dead but not before hearing the astral music. Music that greets the dead. This music haunts him and hard as he try to get it down on paper, it seems to quickly disappear from his mind.
Blake eventually meets someone who thinks that they can help him with the music but he soon realizes that there are consequences for messing with things that shouldn’t be. He’s already using the occupants of the town of Holloway to feed the demons that have been born from the discord of their lives. The orchestra however is prepared to sacrifice Cameron to gain the ultimate composition!
I truly enjoyed the way this story been written and can’t wait to read the sequels to it. Mark Rickert has done a phenomenal job at keeping me entertained as a reader and definitely left gripping my book until the end.
You can download the first 11 chapters for FREE at BQB Publishing to get a little taste of this authors work. The full book will be available October 29th, 2014. Be sure to pre-order from amazon.com or bqbpublishing.com to receive a special introductory price.
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