BREAK EVERY CHAIN
In his first venture outside of the horrific and supernatural, Barry Napier tackles the personal and controversial topics of faith and sexual slavery with Break Every Chain.
Can you imagine what it would be like for a person who has no real faith to be thrown into a situation in a foreign place where his faith is the only thing that can save his life?
After running his life into the gutter through alcoholism and sexual addiction, Ryan Fulbright takes part in an impromptu mission’s trip in an attempt to redirect his life. Ryan visits a rescue home for underage girls in Nicaragua who have been rescued from sexual slavery. Seeking answers, he quickly finds himself at war with his fragile faith.
In the midst of this, he becomes involved in an ill-advised rescue attempt that leaves him stranded and wounded in the mountains of Nicaragua. With only a six-year-old girl to help, Ryan needs to not only figure out how to survive, but also how to save several young girls who have recently been sold into sexual slavery.
Clarkton Lake is a picturesque vacation spot located in rural Virginia, great for fishing, skiing, and wasting summer days away.
But this summer, something is different. When butchered bodies are discovered in the water and along the muddy banks of Clarkton Lake, what starts out as a typical summer on the lake quickly turns into a nightmare.
This summer, something new lives in the lake…something that was born in the darkest depths of the ocean and accidentally brought to these typically peaceful waters.
It’s getting bigger, it’s getting smarter, and it’s hungry.
As John Brighton is helping clean up his church one night, a distressed and frightened man shows up looking for help. John reluctantly decides to lend a hand and, as a result, comes face to face with genuine evil. A young man named Donovan has been possessed by an evil presence and even with the help of the church’s pastor, elders, and a demonology expert, all attempt to banish the presence are unsuccessful.
As if that weren’t bad enough, John quickly learns that the evil he is facing seems to know intimate details about his son…particularly about the car accident that put his son into a coma nearly one year ago.
Through a dark maze of spiritual warfare and shaken faith, John discovers that the car accident and Donovan’s possession are linked by a dark secret that John must unravel to not only rid Donovan of the evil, but to potentially save his son’s life.
A MOUTH FOR PICKET FENCES (poetry-currently out of print)
The bulk of the poems within are mostly dark, but not so dark that they would fall neatly into the genre of “horror poetry.” The collection deals with normal people, assumed to be living within the same neighborhood or town, and how they are affected by loss, the presence of evil and the testing of their moral and spiritual beliefs.
Broken into three parts, A Mouth for Picket Fences operates with a very subtle narrative thread connecting the three parts.
I’m a big fan of imagery, especially poems which surprise and sometimes shock. These kind of treats fill A Mouth for Picket Fences…If you like dark poetry and delight in surprises, look no further. – Skull Salad Reviews
A Mouth for Picket Fences showcases Barry Napier’s unique voice and maturing skill as a poet. His is a name worth watching, and “A Mouth for Picket Fences” is a collection worth reading. – Shroud Magazine
Barry Napier’s collection of around forty poems is a substantial work worthy of wider notice. It courageously explores areas of life that are left untouched by many other art forms. -The Future Fire Reviews