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There is an ancient evil lurking in the mountains of California. One peak over from Friendly, California, there is another, darker place. In that place there are two churches. Displaced from a time and place far distance, an ancient carving watches from an alcove above the door of a broken down, nearly forgotten church. WHen the evil it embodies reaches out and snags the soul of Silas Greene, roots creep down into the mountain and out into everything they touch. There is another church on the mountain. It is made...
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Overview

There is an ancient evil lurking in the mountains of California. One peak over from Friendly, California, there is another, darker place. In that place there are two churches. Displaced from a time and place far distance, an ancient carving watches from an alcove above the door of a broken down, nearly forgotten church. WHen the evil it embodies reaches out and snags the soul of Silas Greene, roots creep down into the mountain and out into everything they touch. There is another church on the mountain. It is made of stone, carved into the stone of the mountain, and also all but forgotten.

A message goes out to Abraham Carlson. "He's Back. Come home, boy." When young Abraham returns to the mountain, and to that stone church, a battle is rejoined that should have ended decades in the past. When the cleansing began - and was never completed. The only question is, does Abraham have the strength...or will he, and everyone he loves, fall into the depths of those evil, ancient eyes...

This novel was first published as a limited, signed edition of only 300 copies
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011903342
  • Publisher: Crossroad Press
  • Publication date: 12/8/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 609,279
  • File size: 742 KB

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  • Posted December 14, 2011

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    Gripping tension - fantastic story

    With Ancient Eyes, David turns up the dial on tension and brooding malevolence, and throws in more than a little backcountry isolation, Faith and dramatic history. (Oh, and lots of snakes!) He sets out to show you both fear and hope - and achieves both with plenty of action to spare too.

    Set halfway up the middle of nowhere - not actually that far from civilisation, but seemingly removed in time from the rest of California, the story brings together a dark and terrible past that is repeating itself again, with a new and ambitious figure in the little Church forming a dangerous relationship with the dark presence above the door that has rooted itself in the very bones of the mountain.

    Another, more primal force also seeks mastery of the scattered denizens of the mountainside, and it is this powerful and mysterious interplay of forces that pulse in and out of the storyline, throbbing with gelid power much as Silas Greene makes his moves - recruiting the more easily led villagers to his cause as he seeks mastery both of the mountainside and what he believes to be his Destiny with the dark powers.

    If you've had the chance to read the excellent Heart of A Dragon, you'll have spotted the references to San Valencez - and a similar slightly otherworldy aspect to events is very much to the fore here also. With strong characters, rooted in their family ties, their Faith in their elders, and a belief in Light over Darkness - the story plays out as it draws Abraham Carlson back to the memories of his Father's failed attempt to root out the evil decades ago, and we find the events leading inexorably to a dramatic conclusion with Greene and Carlson, and more than a few clever twists along the way.

    With a peerless skill for a good story, David draws together the disparate mountain-dwellers and the fragments of their long-buried past and drags you and them up the mountain behind Abraham in search of redemption and an end to the madness the dark powers have wrought amongst them.
    One tip - When you reach the end - remember to breathe again!

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