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I Will Hold My Death Close

✓ I Will Hold My Death Close ↠ Stant Litore - I Will Hold My Death Close, I Will Hold My Death Close Marked for sacrifice by her own father a young woman must rely on only her wits and troubled memories of her mother s faith to survive She flees to the hills knowing her father and his stone blade m

  • Title: I Will Hold My Death Close
  • Author: Stant Litore
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  • Page: 457
  • Format: Kindle Edition

✓ I Will Hold My Death Close ↠ Stant Litore, I Will Hold My Death Close, Stant Litore, I Will Hold My Death Close Marked for sacrifice by her own father a young woman must rely on only her wits and troubled memories of her mother s faith to survive She flees to the hills knowing her father and his stone blade may appear at any time to claim her while the unburied dead of her people also hunt her in the low ravines But she remembers how her mother once stood bravely against the dea ✓ I Will Hold My Death Close ↠ Stant Litore - I Will Hold My Death Close, I Will Hold My Death Close Marked for sacrifice by her own father a young woman must rely on only her wits and troubled memories of her mother s faith to survive She flees to the hills knowing her father and his stone blade m

  • ✓ I Will Hold My Death Close ↠ Stant Litore
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I Will Hold My Death Close

About "Stant Litore"

  1. Stant Litore

    Stant Litore doesn t consider his writing a vocation he considers it an act of survival As a youth, he witnessed the 1992 outbreak in the rural Pacific Northwest firsthand, as he glanced up from the feeding bins one dawn to see four dead staggering toward him across the pasture, dark shapes in the morning fog With little time to think or react, he took a machete from the barn wall and hurried to defend his father s livestock the experience left him shaken.After that, community was never an easy thing for him The country people he grew up with looked askance at his later choice of college degree and his eventual graduate research on the history of humanity s encounters with the undead, and the citizens of his college community were sometimes uneasy at the machete and rosary he carried with him at all times, and at his grim look He did not laugh much, though on those occasions when he did the laughter came from him in wild guffaws that seemed likely to break him apart As he became book learned, to his own surprise he found an intense love of ancient languages, a fierce admiration for his ancestors, and a deepening religious bent On weekends, he went rock climbing in the cliffs without rope or harness, his fingers clinging to the mountain, in a furious need to accustom himself to the nearness of death and teach his body to meet it A rainstorm took him once on the cliffs and he slid thirty five feet and hit a ledge without breaking a single bone, and concluded that he was either blessed or reserved in particular for a fate far worse.Finding women beautiful and worth the trouble, he married a girl his parents considered a heathen woman, but whose eyes made him smile She persuaded him to come down from the cliffs, and he persuaded her to wear a small covenant ring on her hand, spending what coin he had to make it one that would shine in starlight and whisper to her heart how much he prized her Desiring to live in a place with fewer trees though he misses the forested slopes of his youth , a place where you can scan the horizon for miles and see what is coming for you while it is still well away, he settled in Colorado with his wife and two daughters, and they live there now The mountains nearby call to him with promises of refuge.Driven again and again to history with an intensity that burns his mind, he corresponds in his thick script for several hours each evening with scholars and archaeologists and even a few national leaders or thugs wearing national leaders clothes who hoard bits of forgotten past in far countries He tells stories of his spiritual ancestors to any who will come by to listen, and he labors to set those stories to paper Sometimes he lies awake beside his sleeping wife and listens in the night for any moan in the hills, but there is only her breathing, soft and full, and a mystery of beauty beside him He keeps his machete sharp but hopes not to use it.facebook zombiebible thezombiebiblezombiebible gmailzombiebible

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  1. One Daughter s Frenetic Pursuit of Her Father s Acceptance, Despite His Blind Adherence to Belief and ZombiesI was asked by Stant Litore to review an advanced copy of his short story, I Will Hold My Death Close I m glad he asked This is my first experience with Litore It won t be my last.This first person narrative presented from the unnamed heroine s perspective is a visceral tale of survival a story of physical, emotional, and psychological endurance We re like a shaky camera a la The Blair Wi [...]


  2. Circa 1120 BC Israel The story is based loosely on the events of Judges 11 where Jephthah Yeptha promises to sacrifice the first thing he sees upon his return home for victory over his enemies The first thing, he sees his daughter and only child.So one might expect that the story to be told from the father s perspective and involve his internal struggle keeping such a horrible promise This is however an installment of the Zombie Bible and Stant Litore has a way of turning the story you know into [...]


  3. I don t want to die So I must be stronger than my fear, faster than my terror From start to finish this story is powerful, heartbreaking, and wonderfully scary if I can even categorize something as wonderfully scary There are things one reads where the biblical references are glaring or simply kick you in the face obvious Then there are the stories woven elegantly with such a clear voice you don t see the biblical undertone or the biblical story used underneath it I didn t catch the biblical sto [...]


  4. Stant Litore masterfully creates another world of human darkness to feed our starving souls I am food Either for the dead or for my father s god The above line, taken from the latest work by Stant Litore, I Will Hold My Death Close, best sums up this gripping, 1st person narrative of a young woman s fight to survive With elegant and insightful prose, this work will challenge the reader to once again walk a twisted, emotional journey with the dead and the damned A penchant Litore has demonstrated [...]


  5. This is a haunting story with language as spare and deep as the desert in which it s set About a young girl in the age of Judges, about to be sacrificed by her zombie slaying father to his blood loving god Yah It s beautiful and sad and inspiring Must read Litore.


  6. This review is also posted on.I received this book as an Advanced Review Copy.Another snapshot from the world of The Zombie Bible Confronted by death both figurative and literal the heroine of the story has to learn to face it, to take her death and her life what remains of it and make it her own In a world where her destiny seems to be entirely out of her hands, her death is one thing she refuses to give into someone else s control I Will Hold My Death Close is a beautiful and heart wrenching n [...]


  7. In I WILL HOLD MY DEATH CLOSE, we are thrust into the desert the Jews wandered in their exile, a harsh land filled with the moaning dead A young woman fights for her life not only from the monsters who mindlessly seek her flesh, but her own father who has vowed to offer her as a sacrifice to his god, Yah.This is the third work of Stant s that I ve read The first two were his short stories Anisible 15715 and Anisible 15716 With each piece my soul is stripped a little bare and raw The despair, lon [...]


  8. Stant Litore masterfully creates another world of human darkness to feed our starving souls I am food Either for the dead or for my father s god The above line, taken from the latest work by Stant Litore, I Will Hold My Death Close, best sums up this gripping, 1st person narrative of a young woman s fight to survive With elegant and insightful prose, this work will challenge the reader to once again walk a twisted, emotional journey with the dead and the damned A penchant Litore has demonstrated [...]


  9. I don t read books about zombies, but I was intrigued by the premise of this story, which places the tale of Jepthah s daughter in a biblical world of zombies.The writing is beautiful vivid, poetic, and horrifying far better than I expected I may have to go back and read Litore s other Zombie Bible stories.


  10. Wow, not what you would expect This book is a short story that grabs your from the start It is so much then the title lets on and is way deeper than you would expect Thank you Denise for the gift


  11. Please note this is a review of an advanced reader copy.The story of Jephta in Judges 11 is a problematic one Jephta the mighty warrior makes a vow before battle that he will sacrifice the first thing that crosses his path on his return home if victorious, probably thinking that this will be handy straying cattle He is victorious and alas, the first thing he sees on his return home is his daughter dancing out to meet him Not keeping his oath to God is unthinkable so she has to die, after a brief [...]


  12. After taking a brief detour to start his fascinating new Ansible series, author Stant Litore has returned to his Zombie Bible series with the new Kindle Single aka short story I Will Hold My Death Close This time around, Litore takes us back to Old Testament times, well after the events in Strangers in the Land In this story we meet a young woman left by her father as a sacrifice to somehow placate the hordes of shambling undead.We get the briefest glimpse of our unnamed heroine s back story bef [...]


  13. But not too close, because I want to liveThe story of a young woman, whose own father means to sacrifice her to God, must contend with her own heartbreak as she grapples with her fear of her impending death and the coming of the unclean dead How does one deal with knowing you are to be given unto your death by your own father, and to a god you know nothing about, merely for the fact that you are a woman and are not allowed to have such knowledge, but must also fear the hungering dead that lurk a [...]


  14. I enjoyed this one tremendously It features a strong female lead that was both believable and sympathetic, and the zombies are handled pretty lightly in this one, something I appreciated, since the gore and constant battles with the undead in the last book I read Strangers in the Land started grating on me after a while This one though hit all the right buttons for me, and it s a pretty quick read.


  15. First, if you re on the fence about reading this because zombies and horror aren t your thing, you should definitely go for it they aren t my thing, either, and I really enjoyed this story It doesn t focus on zombies as a horror element in the usual way, but instead as another force for the daughter to overcome.Beautifully told, an interesting concept, treading into the same raw ground as The Red Tent Definitely recommended.


  16. A simple, beautifully told tale of what it means to be a woman in a world in which we are not seen as valued, even in the ancient times Throw in the exceptional idea of zombies , and what changes Not much, just another obstacle to survive Wonderfully told, and reminds me some of World War Z by Max Brooks because most of the time, the zombies aren t the real issue


  17. I purchased this book cause I needed something quick to read It didn t disappoint in its shortness but I think it hurt its impact It was a good idea but there just wasn t enough substance to really pull off a good read.


  18. More than a book is a poem, the writing is beautiful, vivid, raw, and horrifying I m an avid reader of zombie literature, but this book surprised me, because the main thing is the emancipation of a daughter with a background of zombies, which combine perfectly This is a must read



  19. Powerful story, based on the biblical story in the book of Judges Gritty, thoughtful A shorter piece, a quick read As a fan of the author, I felt it was right up there with his other works.


  20. Very short, but interesting read Could have been further developed and succinct The writing is poetic if not borderline overly flowery.


  21. ConfusedThis was a very strange book Felt very unfinished and rushed like it never quite got started Would have liked the story to develop.


  22. I ve been meaning to read this book ever since I first read the synopsis and I wasn t disappointed This whole story is a metaphor of accepting one s mortality, growing up, spiritual awakening, realizing the futility of leaving your life in the hands of God without fighting and most of all the condition of women in a patriarchal society and finding your own strength It was a nice quick read, but I would ve loved a lengthier version because there are so many questions left unanswered What happened [...]


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