Brandon Massey: The Ancestors

I loved all three stories but the first was my favorite Time travel and demons are always a good read The second one was about vampires so you know loved that and the third touched on racisim and a girl like me loves a good ghost story Overall these were great stories and Silent Witnesses i would recommend them to anyone who loves to read horror novels or short stories Tananarive Dues one of the best horror writers out there and her story Ghost Summer The Hawthorn Crown (The Changeling, is absolutely brilliantUnfortunately for this collection and literaturen general LA Banks has got to be one of the worst writers who has ever been published I really don t understand her appeal I read Minion years ago and have been The Past is Myself The Road Ahead Omnibus infuriated at her very existence ever since Her short story The Sentinel simply makes no sense I couldn t even begin to describet because The Common Years it ultimatelysn t about anything Breathe breathe Brandon Massey s story The Patriarch The Valkyrie Song (Jan Fabel, is OK But neither he nor Bankss Inishowen in Due s league Herss the only story that The Other Side of the Coyne is really worth reading A collection of three ghost stories based on African American history and folkloreBy far my favoriten this collection was Tananrive Due s Ghost Summer I would give Zombacter it 4 stars onts own In this story a boy on the edge of adolescence spends the summer at his grandparents house chasing ghosts and trying to solve an old sad mystery while at the same time trying to cope with the news of his parents La muñeca asesina impending divorce The first story LA Banks Ev ry Shut Eye Ain t Sleep started off well with annteresting premise of a young veteran who Risking It All is a Sentinel against the shades Unfortunately the story becomes somewhat disjointed and ends abruptly This might have been better as a short novelnsteadI didn t get far enough The Housekeeper and the Professor into Brandon Massey s The Patriarch because I disliked the main character a man who simply couldn t form a commitment until he discovered his family s past Borrowt from a libr. DeadSome evils are so great that they transcend death In Brandon Massey's The Patriarch a young writer travels to the hushed backwoods of Mississippi where dangerous secrets surface as a generations old feud comes to bone chilling new lifeBuriedThe souls of th.

Ican experience The Ancestors s a collection of 3 short stories that are themed with connecting with one s ancestry It falls n the horror genre because these aren t just genealogy searches going on they re of the supernatural nature The stories are complex deep creepy and engaging I listened to the audio version which had a separate narrator for each story I came for Tananarive Due but stayed for 2 new to me writers that I m eually excited about Check The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel - A 30-minute Chapter-by-Chapter Summary it out1 Ev ry Shut Eye Ain t Sleep by LA Banks Narrated by Jd Jackson2 The Patriarch by Brandon Massey Narrated by Ty Jones3 Ghost Summer by Tananarive Due Narrated by Robin Miles The Ancestorss a collection of three lengthy short stories LA Banks The Complete Idiots Guide to Buying Foreclosures is an urban dark fantasy that s mostly set up and exposition for the last five pages where the trouble starts It ends with a tacked on epilogue Brandon Massey s short story about a writer lookingnto his family roots and discovering the family secret Asian Bites is predictable Tananarive Due s short story about a boy and his sister going visiting his grandparents town where there are ghosts every summers brilliant and packs a huge punch It s one of my favorites of Due s work Everything worked from me from his parents estrangement the ghostbusting Perfect in the living room and desire to put ghost footage on YouTube and the history of the three missing boysn the 1900s Due s story stayed with me long after I stopped reading Finally finished this book Took me waaay too long because frankly I lost nterest I did not care for the first LA banks story Brandon Massey s picked up the pace a little better but was VERY predictable Now Tananavarie Due was great but she always s As much as Avengers it pains me to say this I felt that the two stories written by Banks and Massey were weak It felt asf their entries were shorten from longer stories The last story by Due was the highlight of the entire antholog. Ered up and lost our ancestors must find a way even n death to tell their tales In Tananarive Due's Ghost Summer ancestors haunt the nights of two children And when a grisly discovery s made these ancestors will make their mark on both the dead and the livin.

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Ary just for the Due story The Ancestors American Prince is a trio of short stories all revolving around the theme of ancestry The fist story by LA Banks Ev ry Shut Eye Ain t Sleeps the story of a man who seems to be traumatized by what he s seen The Devouring (The Devouring, in war but we come to find out that the war he s beennvolved n s one of the supernatural nature and that he The Campaign for Domestic Happiness is the protector of the woman whos the granddaughter of a spiritual elder who has given him shelter and board Il tesoro di Gengis Khan (Le avventure di Dirk Pitt, in return for work at his antiues store The young mans taught spiritual warfare from the elder and discover his true mission The Complete Idiots Guide to Crowdsourcing in this life as well as his past lives This story had a great premise and would have probably made a great novel but the beginning was long andnvolved and the ending felt rushed This did not have the pacing of a short story and the epilogue felt like a deus ex machina The Complete Idiots Guide to Fondues and Hot Dips in order to wrap up loose ends I would love to have read the filledn story of how they got to t Average collection of short storiesnovellas Nothing to rush out and read but Aloha Rodeo if you want to check out genre fiction from authors of colort will suffice Banks story was not good and extremely tedious with huge amounts of unnecessary exposition and filler It was an absolute chore to get through 15 stars Massey s story was my favorite It was simple and the writing was decent but I found Stealing Venice it to be the most enjoyable and engrossing 55 starsDue s story was not bad She s a good writer andt s evident here especially when she captures adolescent fears and the divide between the thoughts of children and adults However I never really felt All aboard the Ninky Nonk! investedn the characters or the story Rather The Lady and the Peacock it just moved along to me and I feltndifferent about Another Mothers Love it all 35 stars I enjoyed all three storiesn the book and found myself wishing each story was a novel Both Brandon and Tananerive Due are such great writers and THE AGE OF ARTHUR: WARFARE IN THE BRITISH DARK AGES, 400 AD - 800 AD: WARHAMMER HISTORICAL. i enjoy theirnsights nto the African Amer. E mistreated always find a way to be heard In LA Banks's Ev'ry Shut Eye Ain't Sleep violent visions haunt a man until he's handed an opportunity to right the wrongs of the past and prevent unspeakable acts from occurring once againForgottenWhen horrors are cov.

SUMMARY The Ancestors

Here’s a little about me Brandon Massey “Massey” is not pronounced “macy” by the way Think of “mass” insteadI was born June 9 1973 in Waukegan Illinois I grew up in Zion a suburb north of ChicagoI originally self published Thunderland my first novel in 1999 After managing to sell a few thousand copies on my own Kensington Publishing Corp in New York offered me a two book contract