Interior designer Jason Walker discovers that he possesses remarkable powers just as he is unwittingly drawn into a mysterious battle between forces of Light and Dark.
Tormented by visions of shadows chasing and killing him, Jason soon finds out about people killed in different parts of the world, with mysterious signs scorched into their left shoulders.
Jason’s co-workers and friends Debbie and Matthew help him search for more information about the killings, when Jason finds to his horror that the places where the victims are found have not been random—they’re a message to him: he is the last one to be killed.
Excerpt from Chapter 6:
“…People swarmed the square, and Jason scanned the crowd, waiting. Each second ticked inside his brain until the time somehow seemed perfect. Then he took a breath and blinked. Bright light filled the space, turning people to beautiful silver ghosts, their movements graceful and smooth. Everyone looked perfect … except no one seemed to notice the phenomenon but him.
He sensed someone approaching from his left and turned his head slowly toward it. Instead of a person, four ominous red lights swirled and pulsed, weaving easily through the crowd towards him, seeming to hiss at the silvery existence which filled the air. As they came closer, he saw they were indeed people, but the red lights flowing from them looked far from human. With each step they took, Jason’s heart thumped faster. …”
What others are saying about THE BEHOLDER
“You have created some interesting characters that you have clearly enjoyed writing and there is a real sense of fun about the interaction between the friends, as well as a wealth of background detail about the supporting characters.”
“... Tad Williams is missing out on a reader because I'm having so much reading The Beholder!”
— Scott J. Toney, author of "The Ark of Humanity", "Eden Legacy", "Lazarus, Man"
“Gosh, I'm speechless. An excellent and unusual fantasy novel.”
— SM Jobar, author of "Spammer"
“Dark, beautiful, and sinister. This piece of literature is right up my alley. Your blend of the supernatural and the harsh starkness of reality is fantastic. I can’t get over your word pictures … forks of lightning, abyss, and the pressing darkness and oppression that surrounds Jason forces the reader to instantly connect with him and drives them on, deeper into the plot riddled with mystery. It’s all very tangible. … I think you definitely have a wide market with this, especially with the supernatural elements. … It’s simply art at its finest.”
— Christian Rogue, author of “Beastia”
- “This is an amazing book. I’ve been a fan of it since it first landed.”
— Missy Fleming, author of “Mark of Eternity” and “Into the Deep”