New Novel Asks, What If Bach was Trapped in Purgatory?

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Russell D. Brady’s “The Masters and the Slave” brings closure to the souls of classical greats

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What would happen if a portal could be opened and the spirits of past great composers were discovered, trapped there? This is the question answered in Russell D. Brady’s novel “The Masters and the Slave” (published by AuthorHouse).

When Dr. Constable opens a portal to the metaphysical realm he calls the Netherland, he finds the spirits of famous composers trapped there until they can find fulfillment. By bringing in new people to allow the spirits completion, he finds his own path to Heaven.

“She leafed through the music on the stand and found Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor. She placed it in front of her and began to play, not as the pianist who is trying an organ for the first time, but as though she wrote the music. The conservatory was filled with the sound of the music.
John was speechless and when he looked at Dr. Constable, he saw him smiling strangely.
When Laura finally finished, John went to her and said, ‘I didn’t know you could play an organ such as this, when, did you ever?’
Laura answered, ‘I started to play and it was as if some force entered my body and took over, I’ve never played an organ such as this, and I was overwhelmed. I’ve played this music on my piano and on a simpler organ, but never one like this.’”

With it’s focus on classical music, “The Masters and the Slave” brings readers into contact with something other than what Brady calls “…today’s loud music…” and reminds readers that “…the death of the body may not necessarily mean Heaven or Hell. God may well have a place for those who feel they didn’t finish their life’s work.”

About the Author
Russell D. Brady is a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and has traveled extensively in the United States and Europe. After leaving the military, he joined industry as an engineer and later as the quality assurance manager for a company serving most of the world. He received his college education at California Polytechnic University in Pomona, California. He has always enjoyed classical music and has collected many recordings over the years.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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