For Jamie, The Maze becomes a terrifying journey through a world of darkness where his soul and the lives of those he loves hangs in the balance. With his family in danger and his soul in peril, Jamie is forced to reevaluate the kind of man he truly is as he struggles to escape The Maze before it’s too late.
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The Maze could most accurately be classified as Christian Fantasy. Writing in this genre could be compared to walking a tightrope where a good balance of shadow and light must be maintained. My natural inclination is to write stories that are dark, bleak, and unflinching. However, adding the Christian element facilitates the need for a component of light and hope. It’s difficult to write in such a way that you can please the horror and fantasy fans and still make the faith-based readers happy. Hopefully, I’ve done that with The Maze
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Jason Brannon is the author of The Cage and Winds of Change. His work has been translated into German, optioned for film, and developed for a series of graphic novels. His short fiction has appeared in over one hundred magazines and various anthologies. He currently lives in Amory, MS. His website is www.jbrannon.net.
I wanted to write something that represented my tastes in horror/dark fantasy yet also mirrored my personal beliefs. The Maze was the result, showcasing dark situations while maintaining a strong moral undercurrent.