The Old Kentucky Home Harbors Some Old Ones Indeed
Having finished reading Derelict: The Harbingers of Kromius, I had some feelings. Feelings for the characters that were built up, feelings for the Kentucky setting that is not far from where I live currently. And finally feelings of- when will there be more?!?! Well, that question will be answered, but for now, let’s review this book!
A book review? Yes, I have been wanting to start writing about other people’s writing, and this is a great place to start. What’s that? You think reading is boring? Nah, you just need to find the right book! You’ve tried that already? Hmm. You hear that? Somewhere off in the distance? Oh, it’s getting louder. ~ Butterfly in the skyyyyyyy, I can go twice as~ alright you get it. It’s time. Take a look, inside this book. It’s Reading Rai- fine, I’ll stop.
Author Ray Coffman was nice enough to let us interview him about Derelict. We also discussed his outstanding art, and that can be found on https://raycoffman.com . The interview would be on our YouTube page. He wanted to create a sort of horror/sci-fi hybrid right in his hometown of Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Not only did he manage to accomplish this task, he was able to create small side arcs that help put the characters and pieces together. So, how do I review this spoiler free? I will do my best, but will always have a gigantic spoiler sign if I do intend to talk about something that would be a spoiler. For now, you are safe to read on.
This tale starts out introducing Eric Morris, a drifter that makes his way to Mercer County. In a small Kentucky town called Harrodsburg, everything unfolds as odd things transpire throughout the day. At times, we see through Eric’s eyes, as you the reader wonder just what his purpose is? Why does he look over his shoulder? It almost seems like something is giving him the creeps. Something you or I cannot see. Other times you will be lead down a rabbit hole of Kromius members. Without spoiling anything, Kromius is a massive organization that helps take care of and rebuild historic places and cities. And you would be right in questioning if there is more than meets the eye. But what? Well, you’ll have to find that out yourself.