Welcome to Hiram Week. It is day three. Click the cover below, and download Hiram Grange and the Digital Eucharist by Robert Davies to your kindle for free.
In 2010 Shroud Publishing released five standalone novellas in paperback, each detailing one of the singular and scandalous adventures of deviant globetrotting adventurer Hiram Grange. Each was written by a different author, had a cover and full page interior illustrations by Malcolm McClinton, and was designed throughout by Danny Evarts.
Every day this week you’ll be able to get a new book in the series for free. The schedule is below, but I’ll be reminding you by blog as we go along. Hiram Grange and the Digital Eucharist has a truly preposterous number of monkeys in it, and more Jodie Fosters that you can shake a stick at. After Rob tied award-winning author Michael Knost to a chair and read the book to him in a guttural Welsh accent over a period of two weeks, Mr Knost was kind enough to say, between sobs, that “The Digital Eucharist is a trip in every sense of the word … dark, funny, humanistic, and surreal.” Mr Knost is recovering at a secret (from Rob) location.
After the broad comedy of Village of the Damned, and the surrealistic capers of Twelve Little Hitlers, the fusion of techno-thriller and occult horror in The Digital Eucharist struck me as a thrilling evolution in Hiram’s adventures.
Hiram Grange is a deviant. He is, as one reviewer rightly described, a laundry list of character defects. He’s an alcoholic, a casual misogynist, a heavy drug user. If you had to choose one man on earth to pick up a weapon and defend us from creatures you can scarcely put names to, it would not be Hiram Grange.
Unfortunately, nobody gave you that choice.
No two Hiram books are exactly alike, because no two Hiram authors are exactly alike. It is Hiram who remains constant through the series, and the horrific lunacy he is forced to confront. His adventures are short and fast paced, suitable to be read in a couple of days. They are pulp adventure fiction brought up to date.
My own piece of the Hiram puzzle, Hiram Grange and the Nymphs of Krakow, will be free on Friday. I once wrote four blogs about the development of the series here (or see the links on the top right), if you like that sort of thing.
You don’t have to download the rest of the series to enjoy The Digital Eucharist. Although Hiram’s world changes across the course of the series, each book was written to include the information you need to know for that particular story. The growth of Hiram and his world is a nice extra, for those who begin at the beginning.
Go and download it now, before you forget.
And come back tomorrow. For faeries as you’ve rarely met them, and hideous things with tentacles. Truly.
Links to each of the books at your local Amazon are below, in case you want a glimpse at what’s coming, or catch up with what you missed. If you prefer a paperback to an ebook, they’re available too (but not for free).