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Dream of the Serpent #2020

Dream of the Serpent Cody Miller is on the brink of having it all an MBA a high powered job in corporate finance and the girl of his dreams And then one mistake one unfortunate accident takes it all away in the blink

  • Title: Dream of the Serpent
  • Author: Alan Ryker
  • ISBN: 9781937771942
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dream of the Serpent By Alan Ryker, Cody Miller is on the brink of having it all an MBA, a high powered job in corporate finance, and the girl of his dreams And then one mistake, one unfortunate accident, takes it all away in the blink of an eye His future, his health and his hope gone up in flames, leaving him the victim of an unimaginably horrific injury.Upon emerging from a coma, Cody discovers his lifCody Miller is on the brink of having it all an MBA, a high powered job in corporate finance, and the girl of his dreams And then one mistake, one unfortunate accident, takes it all away in the blink of an eye His future, his health and his hope gone up in flames, leaving him the victim of an unimaginably horrific injury.Upon emerging from a coma, Cody discovers his life and plans have been shattered As he struggles to find the strength to go on and a reason to live, he slowly begins to realize things may not be as they seem His life has changed than he could ve ever imagined, but someone or something may be working beneath the surface changing the world around him, altering lives and procuring victims an ancient evil that hides in plain sight and destroys as it consumes.To uncover the truth, Cody will have to forget everything he thought he knew about reality in order to salvage his sanity and save the life of the woman he loves.How much would you give, how far would you go, what would you sacrifice, to save the person you love than life itself From deep within the flames, Cody Miller is about to find out.

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    1. alan ryker just destroyed meis is the fifth book of his i have read three have been pretty straight ahead horror novellas, and the fourth was a blend of horror and psychology with a little bit of metaphysicsis one runs circles around all of them, even Burden Kansas, which is one of the best vampire books i have ever read, second only to The Stress of Her Regard it s not really horror, even though it does describe some horrible things i have never before been so squeamish reading about the things [...]

    2. This is where I admit to being a twit I got this book back awhile we won t say how long ago from Netgalley I must have been intrigued because I want to read the Hoard by this author and thought I would give him a try any way that I could Then I read the blurb and pushed it back Several times I m smacking myself because this is really good It starts off with Cody about to go from work to his rich girlfriend Madison s parent s party He is trying to hurry and is on the phone with her with the worst [...]

    3. Burning Burning Burning Burning I knew for certain that wherever I went, the flames would follow.That was a little bit creepy, a whole lot disturbing and just so mind blowing, it was a race to turn the pages faster Cody Miller has hit the jackpot in life He s on his way to getting an MBA, a job most would have to work years for and the girl everyone wants Cody has it all until one accident takes everything away from him When he emerges from his coma, Cody struggles to get back on track and he kn [...]

    4. Alan Ryker Alan Ryker Alan Ryker I m shouting his name from the rooftops, are you paying attention This gentleman has got some serious skill people, writing chops to make you quiver and shake.Dream of the Serpent is only my second Ryker book the first being The Hoard but with it he has clinched a spot on my author to watch radar Color me a smitten kitten Burning is the sort of thing that changes you forever It makes you realize that you re an animal, that all the rest is pretense The prose and p [...]

    5. Quite a few years ago, I and my wife were in a major car accident My car was totaled but miraculously everyone in the accident had no than a few minor cuts and bruises I remember having to squeeze myself out of the car wondering how so much twisted metal managed to miss hitting both of us But since then I have been very alert to the fact that our lives can change instantly in a few seconds or be forever altered by a split second decision It is something I knew intellectually before But now it h [...]

    6. Dream of the Serpent is one of the most gut wrenching stories I ve ever read This says a lot to the writing powers Alan Ryker has developed in a short amount of time If you re familiar at all with his work, then you know that Ryker is a very talented story teller with a literary spin on the way he chooses to present his story to his readers.The book starts off with our introduction to Cody and Maddy and the type of relationship they have along with where they both are in life at this moment befo [...]

    7. 4 stars Review to come when I m back from vacation xx Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

    8. A great writer, I loved his Burden, Kansas vampire story, but alas this story fell short for me It started out strong as hell with some of the difficult passages about burning and suffering you will ever read, but by the middle I was getting bored and the ending, for me, was so much meh Interesting premise, exceptionally good writing, but lacking as a cohesive whole, three stars from me.

    9. 5 Stars Everyone gets burned, but almost no burns I will not do this book justice except to say go get it and read it Dream of the Serpent by Alan Ryker is now a favorite of mine I loved this book The first half is so intense, it is impossible to put down This book has some of the most powerful and gut wrenching scenes that I have read in a very long time This is one of my favorite reads of the last year Sure, I have read books of higher literary value such as Andrew s Brain by E.L.Doctorow a ne [...]

    10. Dream of the Serpent is my third Alan Ryker read and I ve been impressed with all of them, Cody Miller has it all, it seems, destined for success, beautiful girlfriend and a host of potential employers courting him Until fate deals him the cruellest blow, an accident at work, a fire that burns all his hopes into despair and the seemingly irrevocable tragedy of a burns victim changed beyond all recognition The first section is harrowing and traumatic, as we live the accident and the aftermath wit [...]

    11. 3.5 starsFirst of all, Ryker is an author that really does his research His images and descriptions are so real, that you can vividly see and almost feel them all I love his writing style, in general This particular story just didn t grab me as much, personally, as some of his others did It seemed to me that the beginning encompassed so much of the novel that by the time we reached the other action , it almost felt as if it were two separate novels I would have liked to have seen of a continuit [...]

    12. Whoa What a crazy ride I m going 4.5 on a very Dark and twisted story that I really struggled with the rating I m also really going to struggle with this review because my reviews are always spoiler free and this is a book that is very tough to get into the likes and dislikes without giving away the WTH moments.Cody Miller is on the fast track to the good life He s working on his MBA but is already set up with his hot girlfriend s dad s company once he gets his degree When an accident happens an [...]

    13. Alan Ryker has some serious writing chops.The first half of this short novel is the most intense descriptiveness of coping with severe burn injuries that I ve ever read Also, he has a firm grip on the human condition and there were many instances where I had to stop and think about what a shame it is that he is a horror writer and it s likely that discerning readers will never ever hear of him Or perhaps note great thing about is that this guy will be widely read, as there have been a few very h [...]

    14. Cody was on the way up Engaged to a socialite, top of his class in business school and then his dreams and his flesh went up in flames Madison, his fianc e, overcome with an insurmountable guilt, gave it all up to alter the past and create a new future for him One without her in it Cody must figure out what is real as he is struggles thru colliding and overlapping memories The secret lies with the serpent and Cody will need to make the biggest decision of his life and death.This read a bit diffe [...]

    15. The first thing I have to say about the book is unexpected This being the sixth book of Alan s I have read and enjoyed, but completely different then anything I have read of his At first when I started reading the story I didn t think I would like It I kept putting it down and started reading other books That s why it took me so long to finish But I went back to it and the I read the better it got And I have to say I m glad I stuck with it and finished the book The story is centered around Cody [...]

    16. 4.5 Alan Ryker should be much better known by horror readers His writing is smooth, his work is well paced and his characters are flawed but somehow likeable even when they re acting in an unlikeable way Dream of the Serpent is no exception, it tells the story of Cody who sustains extensive burns caused by an accident at work and the first part of the novel mainly deals with the aftermath of the accident and his recovery The second part sees Cody get a second chance, as though the accident hadn [...]

    17. I loved the way this story was being written until about mid way throughd then it all fell apartere are stories we like and stories that just don t geld this falls into the latter category for meah well onto the next one

    18. Cody Miller is on the brink of living his dream, marrying the love of his life soon, and joining his fiancee s father s lucrative businessuntil an accident at his restaurant job leaves him horribly burned and clinging to life While going through months of recovery and rehab, Cody has bizarre, drug fogged dreams of a crumbling and burned inner city, enclosed by a massive serpentd his reality warps and twists as he both experiences the life he could have lived and his terrible accident that foreve [...]

    19. This was a very unique book It starts out with the protagonist suffering extremely bad burns and follows him as he tries to get his life back together Ryker excelled at writing this part and made me feel like I was really watching the struggles of recovery Then the book takes a turn that will throw the reader for a loop At first, I wasn t caring for the turn of events but it all came together and made sense as it neared the conclusion This is a book that will stay with you for a long time and th [...]

    20. Strap yourself in for the ride of your life Starting out dark, intense and horrifically graphic, just when you aren t quite sure if you can take too much physical, mental and emotional human suffering, Dream of the Serpent by Alan Ryker jumps the tracks and heads off into the world of what ifs, a world where do overs are possible, where the ripple effect can change reality For Cole, life couldn t have been better, his future was bright, filled with all the promises that dreams are made of, he w [...]

    21. 4.5 starsI received a free copy of this book from NetGalley In exchange, I am offering an honest review.The skinny Cody seems to have it all perfect fianc e, a lucrative job lined up, and his whole life mapped out One mistake, one tiny, seemingly inconsequential mistake changes it all for him Cody is then thrust into a world of agony, and broken dreams But, as Cody soon realizes, not everything is as it seems One word, Ourboros, changes his life forever.The review Mindfuck That is the first thin [...]

    22. Did you ever think back to the moments leading up to a terrible event in your life and wonder what it would have been like if you had changed one small detail in those seconds and how much the subsequent details would change Cody Miller does A young man in the prime of his life who just completed his MBA and is engaged to be married has one moment of careless inattention The result is disastrous and terrifying Cody suffers massive third degree burns over the upper portion of his body The pain is [...]

    23. Book Review originally published here iheartreading reviews Dream of the Serpent is dark fantasy than horror, descending into the darkest breaches of the human mind, and giving us a choice What if you could make things right What if all the guilt you ever felt could be set straight No matter what you did Clean slate Would you do it All it costs is your soul.Cody Miller is seconds away from having it all the job of his dreams, the girl he s always wanted, the life he imagined But then said girlf [...]

    24. The last thing I expected when I picked this up was a love story, yet that s just what it is Haunting, tragic, and terrible, yes, but a love story nonetheless.Cody Miller is on the verge of having it all One he finishes school, his beautiful fiance s father has promised him a lucrative job that will form the foundation of lifelong success All of that is taken away in an instant, though, thanks to a careless mistake But whose fault was that mistake And can Cody change the past The first third of [...]

    25. I wish I could tell you that I like a certain genre, then if someone was crazy enough to follow me they would know that they will always see reviews of, foor example, gritty whodunits But I don t One of the wonderful things about GR are the folks who spend the time and effort, with some skill and love, be they Reader Advisers a librarian career field I didn t know existed or just folks who want to help you find good books.I m not sure I can do this book justice, without babbling about what you w [...]

    26. This is the story of Cody Miller He has his whole life ahead of him engaged to the girl of his dreams, a dream job lined up and everything is going his way Then it falls apart when he is burned in a horrific accident at work Suddenly his whole life changes and things are not what they seem What is the significance of the serpent he keeps seeing in his dreams This is one of those stories that makes you think It starts off going one way and then goes in a completely different direction and you are [...]

    27. This is my second Alan Ryker novel and it has sent me seeking out of his works.This one is setup as two different halves of the story The first half is a riveting account of the main characters accident and subsequent recovery This is told with such emotion and vivid imagery of the devastating affects of such an accident that the abrupt segue to the second half is a bit jarring However, the originality of the second half and emotional investment built for the characters in the first half worked [...]

    28. I read this like a month ago Don t remember much of it It was kind of cool at first, seemed like a lot of possibilities on the direction the book could go Instead it was like a snowball rolling down a hill into a pile of flaming dog poop Didn t like the ending And the hot girl in the book seemed way too nice for someone who was spoiled and rich Meh.

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