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Have you ever felt that society consciously tries to undermine you?
In a society where everyone strives for growth, where everyone tries to build towards the heavens, there are some who wish to bring it plummeting down.
Terror is a thriller in which three people from different walks of life find a common enemy in the contemporary world. Yet, unlike most, they decide to do something about it.
Following his best friend’s death, military man Milton Haynes is forced to see a psychiatrist while he challenges his dishonourable discharge. Ally Winston, one year after being viciously assaulted, struggles to slot into the life her father has laid out for her, while Nestor Frings returns to Boston to find his parents have sold their home due to financial issues.
The three initially voice their pains through non-violent means, however, they soon find their efforts futile. In a world where outsiders are considered dangerous and are not to be trusted, it will be the insiders who do the damage. Follow Milton, Ally and Nestor as they come to, what they perceive to be, the inevitable conclusion: they must commit a terror attack.
Praise for the Book
“Eamonn Hickson brings the fascinating, dingy, and complex streets of Boston alive in his new novel TERROR, a probing novel of survival in the modern world. TERROR is a masterful portrait of the hard decisions and harder lives that must be lived during a dark time in American history – the present.” — Self-Publishing Review
Reviews of the Author’s Other Work
“…a suspense thriller with a fascinating version of heaven versus hell that lingers after closing the pages.”
“Eamonn Hickson writes a vivid story of a war between angels and demons, and Heaven and Hell. The story captivates the audience as you witness deception, lies, and Heavenly Hosts that are working for the enemy.”
“Find yourself enmeshed in a roller coaster ride to a mind-numbing conclusion that will remain with you many a day to come.”
About the Author
Eamonn Hickson is an Irish author of three novels. He currently works as a radio journalist in Tralee, Co Kerry.
I’ve lost control of my character. My bad!
You know how it works: you spend days, weeks or even months deciding on their appearance, memories, experiences, dreams, motivations, fears, desires, hopes… and they give you the middle finger halfway through your novel. If this hasn’t happened to you, can you tell me how you managed to keep a tight rein on your characters.
The three protagonists in Terror were supposed to follow orders and fit into a predestined trifecta: Milton, a discharged military man was to be the leader; Nestor, physically inferior, he was to become the ‘brains’ of the operation; Ally, the sole female in the group, was to provide balance to the men’s contrasting modes, and become the most ‘complete’ character of the lot.
About one-third of the way through the novel, Ally decided to make her own destiny. The obstacles I had placed in her life no longer seemed adequate to slow her progress enough, her compassionate self had been replaced by a competitive beast, and suddenly she was leading the story. I tried to bring her back into line but each time it felt wrong. I had no option but to allow Ally to make her own decisions—and I believe Terror is all the better for it.
Has this happened to you? It’s both thrilling and oddly embarrassing. Of course, I get to decide who does what and when they do it in my writing but, did the ingredients that I picked from the outset for Ally mean this was always going to happen? If I want magenta but I mix blue and yellow together, no matter how much I desire magenta, I will not get it. I’ll have to satisfy myself with that answer—a character didn’t come to life and decide the course of my novel, but it was the settings, circumstances and character flaws that decided their fate.
I hope this has happened to more than just me.
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