“… The magic is in the details, the atmosphere always gives you the uneasiness you feel in fantasy thriller classics. Those who love the Lovecraftian Mythos and the Eldritch Horror will fall in love with ‘Eyes’…” – goodreads Review
Vu Thanh is a typical girl, smart and cynical, born and raised in the countryside of Vietnam. Ever since the Government opened an industrial park near her village, things have been changing, for better and for worse. For Vu Thanh, however, it has mostly been “for worse”…
Nearly two years ago, she left her village to go to University in the big city. Now, she’s returning to celebrate Lunar New Year with her family.
On the bus, the young girl met Dien Muc, a weirdo whom she suspected of being a con man but couldn’t quite decide for sure.
As she found her way home, Vu Thanh found her village not quite what she remembered, and Dien Muc, the peculiar young man from the bus, seemed to be right at the center of everything.
Is he truly who he said he was and there to help her? Or is he actually the mastermind behind it all?
Will Vu Thanh trust the right person, or will she end up paying the ultimate price for her cynicism? Find out by joining Vu Thanh on her thrilling adventure as she dives headfirst into a land full of myths, curses, spirits, and black magic!!!
This book is the first installment of the Half-Alive Series, and a Fantasy Thriller in genre. As such, it contains some violence, gore, as well as disturbing elements taken from Vietnamese (and perhaps other Asian) culture, folklore, and fairy tales. Reader discretion is advised.
“I must honestly say that this book is really amazing. Easy to read, vivid imagery, interesting characters, intriguing story line… Just simply, wow.” -Amazon Review
About the Author
Ngh?ch Tu (lit. Paradoxical Normie) is an amateur writer, Vietnamese born and raised. After spending his childhood memorizing folklore and fairy tale to entertain his little brother, he’s formed deep bonds with the written words and culture alike. He’s currently living and studying in Frankfurt, Germany, and writes whenever he has free time.