The Creation of Soul Retrievers
by David Burton
The first fiction assignment was to write about getting ready to take a trip. I didn't want to write about preparing a to go to Grandma's house with a basket of goodies. That's been done. I wanted to go someplace different. At that time there was a news story about a man who'd been sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. A group of lawyers exonerated him. Somehow that translated in my head to a soul being sent to Hell by mistake. If that happened – who would rescue him?
Getter, a Soul Retriever, who else? That's where the getting ready with Christine section came from.
The next assignment was to start the trip.
Well, if it was easy to get to Hell, everybody would go – Ninety-nine percent of them nowhere near prepared. So it had to be a secret way and it had to have a degree of difficulty, hence, the tunnel. Writing those two assignments, I had no idea of writing a book about it. But, once I got our hero to the brink of Hell proper, he had to keep going, didn't he?
Getter needed a sidekick, of sorts, so the occasional appearance of the murdered in Hell Soul Retriever, Gregory Alexander MacConnechy Farquharson.
Getter also needed a partner/love interest/rescuer/damsel in distress, so, Sneaker. Originally, Sneaker was a beautiful, kick ass, Soul Retriever with a chip on her shoulder, but she eventually morphed into a beautiful, kick ass, vampire, Soul Retriever with a chip on her shoulder because she didn't think the male Retrievers respected her ability to do the job. The men are, of course, wrong. She's a new vampire, barely a month old and still figuring out not only where was the girl who changed her, but a new life style, and her new powers that worked differently in Hell than in Life.
And what's a trip to Hell without a villain? Mephisto, the Chief of Helland Security wants to take over Hell from Satan. But there's a Prophecy about the future of Hell that Getter wants nothing to do with, but Mephisto believes. And that's bad news for Getter and Company.
Soul Retrievers is an action adventure journey through Hell to retrieve the soul of a ten-year old girl. And Spit Lizard and Blackweed stew along with Blind Fish eggs in Lavaflower sauce sounds yummy.
About the Book
Author: David Burton
Genre: Dark Horror / Fantasy
Length: 465 pages
Release Date: July 10, 2015
Synopsis: When an innocent soul is accidentally sent to Hell, loved ones can hire a certain specialist to return the soul to Heaven Gate. However, if the specialist dies in Hell proper, his soul is trapped there for eternity. These specialists who risk eternal damnation are known as Soul Retrievers.
Getter has begun an assignment he takes personally, perhaps too personally: retrieve the soul of a ten-year old girl, the same age his own daughter would have been had she lived. This time, however, a strange plot is brewing behind the normal dangers of Hell. Retrievers are disappearing, including Getter’s brother-in-law, and an army is forming in secret. Teamed with Sneaker, a female Soul Retriever dealing with her new “Life” as a vampire, and an odd collection of Retrievers and souls, Getter only wants to finish his mission. But whispers of prophecy have told of a war between Satan and Mephisto, the Helland Security Chief, and have named Getter as a man with a destiny he does not want.
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