3.5 stars

Death of the Body
by Rick Chiantaretto
Series: Crossing Death #1
Publisher: Orenda Press
Publication Date: December 13th, 2013
Genre: Fantasy


I grew up in a world of magic. By the time I was ten I understood nature, talked to the trees, and listened to the wind. When the kingdom of men conquered my town, I was murdered by one of my own—the betrayer of my kind. But I didn’t stay dead.

I woke to find myself in a strange new world called Los Angeles. The only keys to the life I remembered were my father’s ring, my unique abilities, and the onslaught of demons that seemed hell-bent on finding me. Now I must find out who I really am, protect my friends, and get back to my beloved hometown of Orenda.

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A Riveting and Unique Read

This is a mix of Urban Fantasy and horror. Some scenes were pretty bloody but at the same time I couldn’t stop “gawking” at it. This is not for the faint of heart! Some parts reminded me of The Exorcist, some parts Supernatural (think yellow eye demon … sorry I’m not talking about Dean), and some parts “The Kingkiller Chronicles” by Patrick Rothfuss .

The plot was full of unexpected twists and turns, and the story easily pulled me right in. It was a pretty gripping intense read. Some scenes were very written and I think they would go really well on the big screen. The whispering tree, the water-like glass, the glittering floating glasses… and the list goes on.

I did have one tiny bit of problem with it. It seemed like the protagonist always had an out, some came about quite unexpectedly and maybe a bit too easy. Several time he’s completely cornered, but was always saved because of so and so (to not give too much away). But, one could also argue that that’s why it’s unexpected.

I would recommend this to anyone that doesn’t mind a bit of gore. The journey that you would go through with it is worth it.

Author Bio

I’ve often been accused of having done more in my life than the average person my age, but if I were completely honest I’d have to tell you my secret: I’m really 392.

So after all this time, I’m a pretty crappy writer.

I have one book published but out of print, one coming out soon, and a bunch half written (when you have eternity, where’s the reason to rush?). I’ve been favorably reviewed by horror greats like Nancy Kilpatrick, and my how-to-write-horror articles have been quoted in scholarly (aka community college freshmen’s) papers.

I enjoy the occasional Bloody Mary, although a Bloody Kathy or Susan will suffice.

Mostly, I just try to keep a low profile so people don’t figure out who I REALLY am.

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Tons of cool stuff to win, including 5 TAROT READINGS from Rick.
Rick is indeed a certified Tarot card reader! This is something you DON’T want to pass up getting the chance to win.



Prizes are:

  • 1 $25 Amazon, B&N or Paypal gift card
  • 3 Amazon or B&N $5 gift cards
  • 5 Signed Print Copies of Death Of The Body ( US Only – Ebook & Amazon gift card for price difference for international winners)
  • 5 Tarot Readings via email by Rick Chiantaretto
  • 25 Mother Tree bracelets

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Beautiful isn’t it?



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3 responses to “

  1. Thank you so much for posting about Death of the Body today, and for the review (did you know Patrick Rothfuss is MY favorite author? So of course, I’m very excited for the comparison).

    If there are any questions from you or your readers, don’t hesitate to ask!

    Thanks again for being part of the blog tour.

  2. Pingback: BLOG TOUR – FEBRUARY 6-13, 2014 | Rick Chiantaretto

  3. poecilia

    It’s my pleasure :). Patrick Rothfuss is one of my favorite authors too!!!

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