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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Psychological
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Tat
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:374
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098341350

Hell

by A. A. Ron View author's profile page

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Overview
Tat Book One: Hell, begins the tale of Tatiana Stannek, a young girl living in the closing years of the nineteenth century. Suffering a strange malady which caused her to be born with her skin covered in intricate markings, she is exhibited as the 'Painted Girl' by her brutish father who runs a gypsy circus that travels around Eastern Europe. Beaten and abused, young Tat yearns only for the release of death to deliver her from the pain of living. Following a bizarre dream, a catastrophic incident sends her and her father off on a grim journey to far-off London, confronting the realities of abuse, addiction, mental illness and class inequality. Once there, a series of unexpected events expose a trail of mysteries surrounding her birth, and the true nature of the journey she's embarked upon. Steeped in the lore of Qabalah, Tarot and Hermetic Alchemy, Tat is destined to become a controversial, cult-classic series that will challenge your preconceptions of reality and the very nature of consciousness itself.
Description
Tat Book One: Hell, is the story of Tatiana Stannek, a young girl living in the closing years of the nineteenth century. Suffering a strange malady which caused her to be born with her skin covered in intricate markings, she is exhibited as the 'Painted Girl' by her brutish father who runs a gypsy circus that travels around Eastern Europe. Beaten and abused, young Tat yearns only for the release of death to deliver her from the pain of living. One night, she dreams of a god with the head of a falcon, this sets the stage for an intense confrontation between Tat and her father. Following a catastrophic incident, she awakens in a Polish hospital with no memory of how she came to be there. Here, she is afforded an all-too brief respite from her father's machinations. She is introduced to the wonders of Morphine and quickly develops a taste for its numbing and euphoric effects. Upon release she is reclaimed by her father and the pair set out on a journey to far-off London for nebulous purposes. They travel to Danzig, a shipping port on the Baltic sea where they are met by an old friend. Here we begin to learn that everything isn't as simple as expected, and much more is at stake than previously thought. He provides Tat with insight as to the purpose of her markings and gives her a cryptic clue that points to the mystery surrounding her birth. With his help, they board a ship bound for London. On the ship Tat suffers her lowest point and attempts to commit suicide by throwing herself into the sea. Inexplicably saved from certain doom, the authorities finally catch up with them in a climatic confrontation that leaves Tat unsure of the very nature of her existence. Upon Arrival in London, an incident occurs that turns Tat's whole world upside down, leading her ultimately to a secret society, where some questions are answered, while many more are raised, leaving the reader questioning the entire narrative thus far. Events lead to an underground crypt, where many startling revelations are learned, sparking a mad dash to Oxford University and ultimate fates of all involved.
About the author
Musician, Author, Artist. A. A. Ron is a renaissance man in every sense of the word. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, he calls Seattle his home, where he creates psychedelic art, experimental rock music and of course literary works. When not in the act of creation, he is eating burritos and working far too much.
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