For those who didn’t hear me talk about this in episodes 9 and 10 of Purgatory, today is the big day that Kilroy 2.0 fans the world over have awaited for three years. 7th Son: Descent, the first book in J.C. Hutchins’s 7th Son trilogy, hits a book store near you today. The story begins with a pre-schooler murdering the president of the United States in broad daylight and soon leads to the kidnapping of seven men off the streets. These seven have a connection that none would have considered remotely possible, and that’s not the worst of it. Whether they want it or not, they have thrust upon them responsibility for saving their country (and really, the world) from the twisted plans of a mad man. Unfortunately, they also have a connection to him. Success, if it comes at all, will carry a stiff price.
Interested yet? It gets better. If you’re not quite ready to plunk down $14.99 for it yet, sample it online. For a limited time, 7th Son: Descent is available as a free PDF from Google Books. Download it and read the first few pages, or listen to the remastered podcast that Hutch started releasing last week. This is a new-and-improved version of the podcast that grabbed the world of podcast fiction in 2006 and hasn’t let go since.
I can only speak for my reaction to this story, but I can tell you this much: If you read it to the last page, the only thing you will say is, “When the hell do I get book two? You can’t leave me hanging like this!”
Help Hutch make this book a success and book two will be on its way to publication. This is a big day for Hutch and all podcast fiction writers. A lot is riding on the success of this book; the fact that it is one gripping story makes the effort to ensure its success worthwhile. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did listening to it, and I hope you’ll consider buying a copy. My local indie bookstore should be holding my pre-ordered copy as I write this.