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Review - The Condemned by Jesse Rosenbaum

The Condemned Jesse Rosenbaum Horror I keep having these dreams. At first, I figured it was stress, being that it's my last semester in college, but they just keep happening. The places I find myself…the things I see are just horrific. I see all these people, many of which are crying out, screaming in agony. The others that I see are dead, displayed or lying in gruesome and grotesque ways that make my stomach turn. There is this overwhelming sense of despair that just weighs down on me. The hopelessness that I feel from these tortured people is thick in the air and clings to my body.

In every dream, I see this…figure. I'm drawn to it by some unknown desire, but regardless of how close I try and get, I can't make out what it looks like. It's wrapped in shadows, hidden from the light. And each time I see it, my mind screams to run, but despite my best efforts, I can't. I stand there frozen with fear, surrounded by all this anguish, torture, and death, but this figure's voice cuts through all the misery. Its voice is clear and surprisingly soothing as it says to me, "I will become of your world." With each dream, I feel this figure pull me closer. It needs me for something, but what? Why does it keep showing me these things?


Michael has been having strange dreams filled with harsh images. He is struggling to find out what these dreams mean. A dark figure keeps appearing in them and finally tells Michael he needs his help. Michael begins to slip a little in his classes due to these dreams. Rosenbaum does a wonderful job describing these visions. The whole book was very descriptive, and it really pulls you into the story because of this. Everything flowed well and the characters were enjoyable. Orrix may have been a favorite of mine. Very intriguing character.

Indie Book Addict Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Click the cover to grab your copy.


About the Author

I grew up in Green Brook, NJ and as of 2017, I am living in Vero Beach, FL. I am an author of stories for both page and screen. Literally Jesse is a place where I can share what I have been up to both literally and literarily speaking.

I am an avid reader of fiction with a love for the horror, mystery, science fiction & thriller genre, but I don’t limit myself to those genres. I’m open to reading all genres as long as the subject matter piques my interest.

I am a newly published author with my first novel, The Condemned, published by Fulton Books with several other projects in the works. I have also consulted with other writers as a beta reader and am an active member of the Horror Writers Association.”

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