Marten Hoyle’s novel “Voces Animarum” has garnered attention for its unique approach. Let’s delve into it:



The book begins with an anonymous letter, a whisper from the shadows. Within its pages, readers embark on a journey through terrifying possibilities. The thin line between reality and nightmare blurs, and Vate C. Carmen, the guide, refuses to lead you along a straightforward narrative path. Instead, you’ll step into the evils of one realm and then plunge into the horrors of another. Sometimes, these realms intersect, creating an echo chamber of tortured souls. For those attuned to psychological sensitivity, this is familiar territory—a sphere where introspection and darkness intertwine.

 Writing Style

Hoyle’s prose is both poetic and unsettling. He weaves intricate threads of emotion, drawing readers into a web of introspection. The narrative oscillates between the mundane and the otherworldly, leaving room for interpretation and reflection.


Voces Animarum grapples with themes of identity, fear, and the fragility of sanity. It beckons readers to explore the hidden corners of their minds, where shadows dance and secrets linger.

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A Bit About the Author

The Marten Hoyle Project (the initials of which stand for Mental Health Problems) is the name assigned to a Literary Endeavor based in the psychological setting of the Eglantine Home for the Poetically Unsound in Mettray, USA.

The Project is held anonymously by the Voice of a being known as Vate C. Carmen. Hoyle suffers from the disease, schizophrenia but considers the Voice of “Vate C. Carmen” (a genderless hallucination which has been with him since earliest childhood) to be the source of his creative output. Born on April 15th, 1988, in Spokane, Washington, Hoyle began writing at the age of six. He began writing poetry regularly at the age of fourteen when he discovered both the Holy Sonnets of John Donne and the musical achievements of Pink Floyd. Hoyle has been consistent in his output of prose and poetical works for nearly thirty years. His first professional publication was an epic poetry trilogy titled Symphoniya de Toska that was released from Wheelsong Books in 2023, and later that same year his first novel, Voces Animarum was published by I Ain’t Your Marionette Press. Consisting primarily of written works, The Marten Hoyle Project produces visual as well as musical media to accompany the compositional endeavors, which Hoyle considers to be “Literary Symphonies.

” Voces Animarum is the first book in a series of such “symphonic literary movements” titled Filii der Bedlam, all of which are scheduled for future release from I Ain’t Your Marionette Press. Known themes in the Literary Endeavor of “Marten Hoyle” include deep melancholy, suicidal ideation, death, loneliness, isolation, philosophical theory on the subjective nature of reality, and insanity. The works of Marten Hoyle have been compared to those of such literary giants as Edgar Allan Poe, Leo Tolstoy, H.P. Lovecraft, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Franz Kafka, and William Shakespeare.

In summary, “Voces Animarum” combines art, literature, and personal experience to create a powerful narrative about schizophrenia. If you’re intrigued by unconventional storytelling, this novel is worth exploring!

 More about Marten Hoyle can be found on his author website: Marten Hoyle 

Copies of Marten's Books can be purchased on Amazon


Marie Moldovan 

CEO of I Ain't Your Marionette Press