An Ambrosia Arts review of Hells Gate, first novel of the Seventh Seals Saga by Benjamin Daniels
Hells Gates have been opened… The world’s most powerful creatures once thought of as myths by many have been released into the open: our guardian Angels, Hell’s Demons, and the protectors of our earth, the Druids. Amongst them is Cole. A man merely trying to survive, thrown into the mix of a new damnation and war on Earth. Not even our churches can protect you from sin in Benjamin Daniels’ universe.
And truly he has created a masterpiece of one. His details are extraordinary, the story riveting as his creations keep you desperate for more.
No matter your beliefs, Daniels work here is impressive and inspiring, spiritually and mentally. As for the remaining books in this saga, I for one will be waiting anxiously to see this incredible story unfold.
(all royalties are donated to charity.) http://www.amazon.com/Hells-Gate-Seventh-Seal-ebook/dp/B009YXTYD8/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1357170750&sr=8-15&keywords=hells+gate
An Interview with Ben Daniels…
Ambrosia: So your life has been pretty intense compared to most. Most movies can’t even hold up to what you’ve lived. This must have some impact on your writing, would you agree?
Ben: Absolutely, the memories I have come through in my writing. There are elements of my writing that reflect about the characters that only a few know and why they are the way they are. However it did make them unique and the characters they have become. I use a lot of myself within it and a lot of my own life story but figuring out which is the fun part. *wink*
Ambrosia: It certainly adds to the intrigue. Your voice in your writing is very unique. How would you describe to a new reader your specific writing style?
Ben: Detailed… ;) Honestly no, my voice is unique because I live in my head 95% of the time. Most writers will tell you they do too but I'll tell you because I'm in a chair, I haven't seen sunlight in three months. I pretty much stay in one room because that is where my toys are and I have no reason to go flop out on the sofa and my friends left me a long time ago. To say that I don't live in my head is an understatement. Oh I do have to add that most won't think about, since I am in a chair, I can't feel 75% of my body, everything thought, feeling, sensual pleasure described down to the last detail. I have to go back through time to remember what it is like. You forget over time.
I don't know how to put it any other way. You really don't think about it, you don't remember it. You always feel your legs. You know what it is like to be covered in mud. I no longer have those feelings. I no longer feel them. I don't know what it is like to have my toes in the sand on the surf torn shore to have them wash over them anymore and feel the sand slightly pull it from under your feet tickling them as the sea robs the land of its mass but it is a memory to have and for just one more time, I would sell my soul to have again.