The needle buzzed. The nightmare began.
Strapped to a gurney, Edsel watched in horror as they started to tattoo him bright red from the tips of his toes to the top of his head. No piece of skin would be left unmarked.
They were over-confident; he escaped, only to be chased across the ravaged city as he tried to get home to Kathy before it was too late.
She was dead.
Kathy. Dear sweet Kathy. The only beautiful thing left in a world gone rogue after The Lethargy almost obliterated humanity. They'd taken her; taken everything away from him.
He would have his revenge.
This story is told from the view point of Edsel, a victim of the religious fanatical group, The Church of the Eventuals. Around the start of the story, Edsel is talking to an old man about the virus. Later it is that relationship which leads to Edsel's ink. The Eventuals tatto people with a red ink over their complete body.It is a religious experience. Survivors of the virus need to feel they were spared for a reason and what direction they cannot find for these selves
The greater population of people are dying of the lethargy illness. For a lucky few, they survive in the post-apocalyptic world. For Edsel, he found Kathy. With her help he is able to survive. One day out foraging Edsel is taken by the Eventuals.
Edsel is driven by the need to get back to Kathy, he left her alone and she needs him He discovers that the Eventuals killed Kathy. He sets off to seek his revenge on the Bishop and tattooists who have ravaged his body and murdered his Kathy. But he is being hunted by the Eventuals, he has nor provisions and because he is tattooed other shun him.
In his mad run he meets a boy named Aiden. Aiden is special. He has the talent to effect changes to people and objects with his mind. This is a mutation of the lethargy virus. Aiden is alone except for his pet chicken. Edsel is running for his life from the Eventuals and he feels Aiden should have time to be a kid. Unfortunately, Aiden just wants company. After finally accepting the responsibility for Aiden’s safety Edsel leaves the area.
Most of the action takes place within a few miles. Edsel and Aiden are either running, walking or driving. Finally, Edsel decides he has to eliminate the head of the Eventuals for anyone to be safe. Along the way they meet Bob. He is prepared for the world to end. The Even though the three of them become friends and are safe Edsel cannot forgive the "Bishop" They make a plan to for Edsel's revenge.
Unknown to Edsel and Aiden, Bob is an infected. It is not until Bob's help is need in the plan the others discover that Bob.. It is a very enthrall ending with Edsel and Aiden running for their lives.
This is a wonderful story about one man's journey to find how to live happily in this new world.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes this book is awesome, love the writer, read or listen now!
What other book might you compare INK: Red to and why?
The Devil Lines, because of ink and death horror, gore
What about Robert Jackson-Lawrence’s performance did you like?
Very well done!
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Most exciting horror movie in awhile
Any additional comments?
Make sure to buy this Audible book, a great authur with a most electrifying book and audio out there!
Really liked the story and idea of this odd apocalyptic world. Nice touch at the end there! I'm. Looking forward to reading more. The recording quality isn't great but it's not off putting. The narrator, I feel sometimes doesn't use the right intonation or emotion at the right times, but does not detract prevent it from being an enjoyable listen.