Newlywed Will Battese finds himself homesick and overwhelmed after following his ambitious wife, Shannon, to New York City. When a surprise pregnancy shreds their already meager budget, Will drops out of college and settles for work at a low-end diner. There, a small act of kindness draws the attention of Victor Degas, a man with an unsettling presence and deformed eyes.
Unbeknownst to Will, Degas belongs to an ancient, sophisticated cult known as the Edens and believes Will to be the key to gaining otherworldly power. As the sun sets on Good Friday, Degas orchestrates a home invasion in which Will and his baby boy, Gideon, are kidnapped, leaving Shannon to join forces with an unreliable agent from the Roman Catholic Church. While Will struggles to save other innocents from the Eden parish below the city, Shannon discovers that the cult plans to use her family for an unimaginable demonic ritual, and that the Vatican may let it happen. With no one to trust but themselves, Shannon and Will must fight not only to survive, but to keep their humanity intact. THE CULT OF EDEN is the first volume in The Unrisen saga.
Henry Gilman has spent years trying to separate himself from his father’s legacy of murder and insanity. Now he has the chance – all he has to do is figure out who’s been killing people in Innsmouth. Then he’ll be a hero and win the heart of the woman he loves, Flora Marsh. But soon he’s caught in a web of danger, with the undead stalking the streets at night, a terrible monster lurking below the city, and a prophecy of destruction about to come true. In the process, his actions cause unwanted consequences and to save Flora he has to do the very thing he’s spent his life trying to avoid – follow his father’s footsteps into madness.
I read a remarkable novel titled The Shining by Stephen King. I am a big fan of the horror genre but was generally dissatisfied by the lame horror tales that the new age movies deliver.
So, this book proved to be a jolt of awakening for me.
I had never imagined that simply flipping through the pages of a book could spook me to such an extent that I would continuously open my eyes after every five minutes or so to check the presence of any ghosts. (Trust me I am not exaggerating).
I was browsing through the Internet to look for good horror novels. Almost every page that I surfed overwhelmingly suggested this book (albeit on one condition: do not read it at night). So I set out to read it.
King has delivered a masterpiece with this book. He not only succeeds in creating a haunting atmosphere, which gradually closes upon Danny (and the reader), but also delves into the dynamics of relationship in a family. The Shining refers to the psychic telepathic abilities of five year old Danny Torrance who has ‘visions’ of the future. When his father becomes the caretaker of The Overlook Hotel, the Torrance family has to move into the hotel for the winter. However, as winter becomes severe and they are secluded from the rest of the world by blizzards, strange and out-of-the world events occur that seem to hint that the hotel has a life of its own.
Tomb of Gods by Brian Moreland is an engaging account of an epic quest for the secrets of the pharaohs.
Harlan Riley is the only archaeologist to survive the ill-fated expedition to an Egyptian cave in 1935. His appearance, a year later, gains widespread attention as he is covered from head to toe in mysterious scars and keeps talking in a strange language unknown to man. His granddaughter, Imogen Riley, an Egyptologist herself, is desperate to know what caused her only living relative to lose his sanity.
She joins a team of archaeologists and soldiers to find the answers. The cave, which turns out to be a tomb, is a maze of tunnels that, according to the leader of the group, Nathan Trummel, holds the most prized secrets of the pharaohs. However, as the explorers venture deep into the ancient tomb, they discover a deadly fate awaits them.
Sarah Greene is a psychic. She can communicate with ghosts and has been doing so since she was fifteen, after her best friend’s demise. Although she doesn’t comprehend why she was chosen for this “gift”, she can’t turn her back on it. Putting her abilities to good use, she investigates paranormal mysteries.
One such mystery or let’s say, a series of disturbing events occur at a women’s shelter. Despite barely surviving her previous encounter with a deadly dark force, Sarah agrees to investigate these events. The arrival of Ana, a domestic abuse survivor from Guatemala, apparently started these unsettling events. However, Sarah soon realizes these to be the handicraft of a demonic force that has its evil roots settled deep into the town of Don Santos. Will Sarah be able to save Ana? Most importantly, will she herself survive another encounter with a demon? Read House of the Shrieking Woman by Steven Ramirez to find out.