After the Hell by Eric Del Carlo

Title: After the Hell
Author Eric Del Carlo
Publisher: Loose Id.
Pages: 186
Characters: Shadow Juke and Harc
Sub-Genre: Fantasy, Sci-fi
Stars: 4


Shadow Juke, a postapocalyptic gunslinger, mercenary, cold-blooded lover. Forced to take on a rescue mission he never wanted, Shad must retrieve Harc, the lover of the ethereal witch the White Whisper, from the perilous Scarlet Fires Oasis. There the powerful wizard Capricorn holds the witch’s beautiful lover captive. Too bad for Shad that he himself has fallen in love with the man.
Shad is thrown down among the slaves of Capricorn’s brutal temple, only to fall in with a gathering rebellion. There, he’s forced into sexual gladiatorial games by an old nemesis.
The world of After the Hell is fraught with sex, danger, monsters, mutants, black magic, radioactive wastes and even a porn-obsessed mad scientist. Throughout, Shadow Juke must fight his way against impossible odds. Yet if he succeeds in rescuing Harc, he may have to give up the man he loves…


It was so easy to get swept into this post apocalyptic world. Shadow Juke the infamous gunslinger trades his services for more time. This is how he survives, working to pay for more time to live. He is good at it to, able to detach himself from the “job”. No matter what the job is he is able to keep himself on task, there is no other option. When he goes to meet the White Whisper his life changes, he finds himself enamored with the next job. What should be a simple rescue mission turns into a personal battle within himself, a battle for love and life.

I would recommend this book to sci-fi lovers, the author does a great job of creating a world that is easy to lose yourself in. The descriptions of the characters and places were fantastic, just enough to let your imagination run wild.

Reviewed By: Jerry


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