The Mirror’s Truth

The Mirror’s Truth

Michael R. Fletcher / Feb 29, 2020

The Mirror s Truth Where belief defines reality delusions are both strength and curse The deeper you sink into madness the powerful you become But that power comes with a price Your darkest nightmares hunt you at night

  • Title: The Mirror’s Truth
  • Author: Michael R. Fletcher
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  • Page: 244
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  • Where belief defines reality, delusions are both strength and curse The deeper you sink into madness the powerful you become But that power comes with a price Your darkest nightmares hunt you at night The face in the mirror hates you and wants to be free Your fears manifest and plot your destruction Bedeckt defined himself by the list of crimes he was unwiWhere belief defines reality, delusions are both strength and curse The deeper you sink into madness the powerful you become But that power comes with a price Your darkest nightmares hunt you at night The face in the mirror hates you and wants to be free Your fears manifest and plot your destruction Bedeckt defined himself by the list of crimes he was unwilling to commit It was such a short list How could straying from it have gone so wrong Now Bedeckt must undo the damage caused by wandering from his precious list The Geborene god seeks to remake the world with his obsessive need for cleanliness and perfection, but Bedeckt is going to bring him down Nothing can stop him Not even death.The two friends he abandoned in the Afterdeath chase after Bedeckt, bent on revenge Psychotic assassins hunt him Something cold and evil follows, lurking in the clouds above, shredding reality with its delusions Madness and sanity war, stretching and tearing the very fabric of existence The dead shall rise.

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      • Michael R. Fletcher

        Michael R Fletcher is a science fiction and fantasy author His novel, BEYOND REDEMPTION, a work of dark fantasy and rampant delusion, was published by HARPER Voyager on June 16th, 2015E MIRROR S TRUTH, the sequel to BEYOND REDEMPTION, is now available SWARM AND STEEL is being published by Talos Press and is slated for release in August 2017.Michael is represented by Cameron McClure of the Donald Maass Literary Agency.


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    1. This is why I love grimdark fantasy. The Mirror’s Truth is grimdark fantasy at its best and it deserves only the highest of praise from me.This is one of those books that will be engraved in my hall of remembrance. If you’re afraid of trying grimdark fantasies, remember, a road less traveled can make all the difference. Who knows? Maybe this could be one of your best reads, too.Somewhere in the middle of my read through Beyond Redemption, I knew I had to drop any planned reading in my schedu [...]


    2. 5/5"Self-loathing is the natural state for humanity. We know there is something wrong with us. We are at war with ourselves, and it’s a war we are doomed to lose."Buddy read with my fellow delusionalist JodyThis book needs to be accompanied by some crazy epic death metal & head banging. I used to be a metal head, but in my old age I find it pretty hectic, however if you read this novel whilst listening to death metal (the real growly shit), I guarantee your experience will be enhanced. Min [...]


    3. Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.It is damn difficult to top perfection. And in my opinion, Beyond Redemptionwas just about as near perfect a grimdark as anyone can write, one of the most demented, darkest, and diabolical grims ever penned. But, somehow, Michael Fletcher did just that with The Mirror’s Truth. The mad man in the glasses and black cowl delivering a stunning sequel, one that sets a new standard for what a grimdark has to deliver in order to be considered great.It all starts whe [...]


    4. If you called The Mirror's Truth a masterpiece, you wouldn't do it justice. Bedeckt made a terrible mistake. By abducting Morgen, he destroyed Konig's life work. What was pure and determined and worthy is now cunning and corrupt and full of self-doubt. The mad boy-god is now ascended and loose, and he wants to enslave humanity with his delusional dream of a perfect world. Bedeckt is the only one who can stop him, and in order to do so, he has to betray his only friends. But can you really escape [...]


    5. Welcome back to the sick and twisted world full of insane people, debauchery, violence, and delusions. We have our favorite trio back from the Afterdeath: a nice place to take a vacation if you like the color gray, tasteless food, and monotony. No? Doesn't sound like much fun? Well, you're lucky then, because Morgen, the boy-god has Ascended, and can bring you back to the "real world." It's not much more fun, but at least there is real booze and the food tastesrginally better?Morgen finds our tr [...]


    6. “There are no monsters that did not spring from the minds of men.”A dirty BR with my fave Geisteskranken Mirrorist and an awesome Queenof the Cheese Stew, Mili 💜 Oh my god, what a book we’ve read! It was as dirty, twisted, insane as the first book, even more. After liking book one I just fell in love with book two, it is funny, creepy, emotional and full of delusions more than ever! Absolutely amazing 5 million 🌟 worth read!WORLD AND PACEOhhhh, Mr. Fletcher doesn’t fear to get dirt [...]


    7. EDIT: The Mirror's Truth just won a Stabby from r/Fantasy for Best Independent/Self-published novel of 2016!Wooooooooo!The awesome Django Wexler, author of The Shadow Campaigns series, just blurbed The Mirror’s Truth!!! As I'm a huge fan of his writing, I can't tell you how much this freaks me out."Michael Fletcher's MANIFEST DELUSIONS is the grimdarkest of grimdark, a filthy, rotting, fascinating world full of intriguing psychotics. It's the sort of wonderful horror you can't look away from, [...]


    8. 4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2016/12/05/The Mirror’s Truth is a sequel that builds upon everything that made the first book so great and all-consuming, featuring storylines and characters that are grittier, twistier, and even more insane. In other words, it’s even more fucked up than Beyond Redemption…and I loved it.“War isn’t insanity, it’s the base state for all reality. Plants war for sunlight. Animals war for food and water. Wolves battle to decide who leads [...]


    9. Full review now up!This was a BR with the lovely lady Sarah a.k.a. Luna.‘Sanity and sense were delusions, and dangerous delusions at that.’The Mirror’s Truth was a great sequel that, for me, was even better than the first book. I enjoyed Manifest Delusions because it was different than anything I had read before, and it really took a different turn into the grim dark fantasy genre. This second installment, while holding onto those same traits, put a different spin on the tale. These charac [...]


    10. Michael R. Fletcher’s The Mirror’s Truth is a dark delight. Our trio of appalling but still somehow compelling protagonists - possibly sane aged warrior Bedeckt, kleptomaniac murder addict Stehlen and manically self-interested ‘greatest swordsman in the world’ Wichtig – return from the Afterdeath to find a world brought to the brink of all-out war by the mad boy-god Morgan. The pitch black humour, magically enhanced insanity and brutality that distinguished Beyond Redemption as a remar [...]


    11. I think the greatest compliment you can pay an author is they drew emotion out of you. I think of all the emotions empathy being the greatest and thus hardest to deliver. Beyond Redemption was so epic in it's originality and mind games it was going to be hard to recapture that. The author did the right thing and didn't write a carbon copy. This version stands on it's own and did something the first didn't, it drew empathy out of me for these so flawed characters. The last 20% of this book was ca [...]


    12. "That first kill taught him how easy it was. It taught him violence wasn’t the final refuge of the stupid, but rather the final refuge of a man unwilling to lose.”Actual rating: 10 shite stars/5Full disclosure, this is my second book to read in this universe and I still don't know how to pronounce most of the characters names/cities. Now, on to the review. I thought the first book, Beyond Redemption, was really good, but this one blew it out of the water. It was such an improvement of someth [...]


    13. They're baaacck And this time it's personal! Yes, that enthralling trio of characters who blew me away in Beyond Redemption have returned, and this time around they've brought with them an even bigger sack of mayhem, insanity, and destruction. I must admit I was a little hesitant going into this book. Follow-ups tend to either be flat, or downright disappointing. I also had some reservations about the fact that it was going to be self published, with images of bad covers and poor layout from oth [...]


    14. This was a fantastic sequel to the excellent Beyond Redemption. Fletcher's Manifest Delusions series is like nothing else in the fantasy genre. It is best described as original, inventive, grimdark fantasy. Fletcher does grimdark to perfection. The characters are are all insane villains and the happenings are monstrously dark but the genius in Fletcher's writing is that it never gets too bleak or depressing. Quite the opposite in fact as reading this was a ton of fun! The story has a very cynica [...]


    15. Well, what can i say about this book? What can I say about its author? I'm beyond stunned. This is sheer brilliance, utter awesomeness, total lust, absolute grimdark rapture. And the characters let's see Stelhen's not what she wants everybody to think she is; Wichtig's not what he wants everybody to think he is either, and (view spoiler)[as soon as he loses his good looks, he's somewhat forced to show his true colours and, go figure, he turns out to be a far more likable man than he was at first [...]


    16. Manifest Delusions has easily become one of my top-5 series, and The Mirror's Truth is a sequel that in my opinion improves on every element that I loved about the first book. The writing is tighter, we get even more detail about Fletcher's fascinating world, and the characters develop in ways that prompt far more emotion than I thought possible from the series. The main criticism you could make about the first book is that the over-arching plot isn't all that complex or important - this is even [...]


    17. I probably need some time to process."There are no myths or monsters, just things people haven't hallucinated recently."Well, that was fun. It's actually a bit disturbing that I get these books so well. Does that mean I'm sane, or quite the opposite? Perhaps my own delusions help me understand how this world works. Perhaps the mirror knows, but will it tell me truth?As a concept, I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it, and it's so perfectly executed. I'm being a bit vague, I know. B [...]


    18. Insane read with my crazy Cat Turd who for some reason cant stop washing her hands!The sequel in Manifest Delusions is even better than Beyond Redemption! Im so glad Orient and I could team up again to read this together and hold eachothers hands!The plot continues where it left off in Beyond Redemption. So yet again we get to follow the trio. The land is still mad and Morgen wants to rule it all! So ofcourse Bedeckt, Wichtig and Stehlen get dragged into the plot, probably against their wishes b [...]


    19. Excellent!!! One of this year top three reads, along with new installment from Django Wexler and Jeff Salyards.Well done Mr. Fletcher!



    20. Originally reviewed at: thequeenofblades.u*I received an e-copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*4.5 starsBack in 2015 Michael R. Fletcher burst onto the grimdark scene with his outstanding work, Beyond Redemption. Naturally I was drawn to it. It was gross, violent, and too often unputdownable (I'm reliably informed, by me, that is a word). And then the publisher dropped him after book 1, despite having fantastic reviews the sales just weren't where they were expected to be. Unfo [...]


    21. My review today is for The Mirror’s Truth by Michael R. FletcherA copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own.So where do I began with this mad tale of epic grimdark proportion? Let me go back a little. Last year a author approached me with his book, happens a lot, and I usually politely decline because of my rather “HUGE” TBR stacks. This book intrigued me so I said yes and he had his publisher send me a copy. I received the book but did n [...]



    22. This is definitely the weirdest, craziest shit I think I've ever read, and I loved it. It's super dark, violent, gross, and filled with horrible people, but it's a strangely addicting read. I could not put it down. For most of the book I had myself convinced that (view spoiler)[ Witchtig was actually one of Bedickt's delusions - mainly because of how he ended up getting the exact same scars as Bedickt. Since that wasn't true, I'm not sure why Witchtig ended up with the same injuries(hide spoiler [...]


    23. This is a good story. Still very inventive and incredibly well written. But not as breathtaking or immersive as Book 1.Little vignettes before each chapter are my absolute favourite


    24. When you are extremely surprised by a new book, a new band or a new game, you can't help but rave about it and then proceed to anxiously wait for the next work. It's very common to find out the success of such new works are due to years of of someone or a team putting their souls into it (sometimes decades). Then after success pressure builds to demand new releases in short spans of time. And sometimes even long waits are disappointing. Even though I read it in a row, my latest offender is Thoma [...]


    25. I've been eagerly awaiting this follow up to Beyond Redemption all year. I was not disappointed! This book takes everything that Fletcher did well in Beyond Redemption and cranks it up to eleven. New Geisteskranken join familiar characters as a newly ascended god initiates a war to purify the world. The character development deepens as we learn more about the characters' backgrounds. Their relationships and allegiances are constantly shifting as they plot against each other even as they war with [...]


    26. Ultimate This author is rapidly becoming one of my favorites. Tremendous world and characters. The style of somewhat lackadaisical violence is very appealing to me. Also offhand brutality for those needing dark thoughts unleashed! Anyway my reviews tend to completely come apart, as you can see. Don't wanna influence anyone if this review was a personal delusion, but just read it and I KNOW you'll love it!lol


    27. ‘The Mirror’s Truth’ is the second novel by Michael R. Fletcher and he once again thrusts us into the world he’s created where delusions are manifested and power corrupts. Fletcher’s ‘Beyond Redemption’ was a triumph of Grimdark storytelling. Morally ambiguous characters, blood and guts a plenty and no happy endings meant I was easily hooked on the story he had created and the world-building was superb. The magic system is unique and the possibilities are endless. A great time was [...]


    28. First book of 2017. First 5* review and just as good as the first book.What Can I say It's Grim it's Dark the story is staggeringly good and the characters are frighteningly portrayed in their neurosis, perception and delusion. I have no idea where the story is going in the third book, but I want to read it right now.


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