The Blackstone Chronicles Omnibus [NOOK Book]

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Now, for the first time, the New York Times bestselling serial thriller is complete in one terrifying volume. John Saul, the master of supernatural suspense, John Saul, brings to chilling life the small New England town of Blackstone--and the secrets and sins that lay buried there. . . .

From atop Blackstone's highest hill, the old Asylum casts its shadow over the village. Built in the 1890s to house the insane, the Asylum has stood vacant for...
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Overview

Now, for the first time, the New York Times bestselling serial thriller is complete in one terrifying volume. John Saul, the master of supernatural suspense, John Saul, brings to chilling life the small New England town of Blackstone--and the secrets and sins that lay buried there. . . .

From atop Blackstone's highest hill, the old Asylum casts its shadow over the village. Built in the 1890s to house the insane, the Asylum has stood vacant for decades. But now, the wrecker's ball is about to strike--and unleash an ominous evil. Strange gifts begin to appear on the doorsteps of Blackstone's finest citizens.

Each bears a mysterious history.

Each brings a horrifying power to harm.

Each reveals another thread in the suspensefully woven web of . . .

THE BLACKSTONE CHRONICLES

Part I--An Eye for an Eye: The Doll
Part II--Twist of Fate: The Locket
Part III--Ashes to Ashes: The Dragon's Flame
Part IV--In the Shadow of Evil: The Handkerchief
Part V--Day of Reckoning: The Stereoscope
Part VI--Asylum


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307775795
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/20/2010
  • Series: Blackstone Chronicles Series
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 17,997
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Posted January 3, 2011

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    Creepy Book Based around Madness

    The Blackstone Chronicles is a creepy set of stories all revolving over one thing... an Asylum. The stories/series sets itself around strange occurences that being to take place as one by one, objects are left at peoples doors. Each object contains one memory of madness, from a person who was in the Asylum 40 years ago. Told by a true story teller, John Saul knows how to write a good horror book. The Blackstone Chronicles is a definite MUST for fans of both horror and John Saul. With these creepy installments, one will NOT be disappointed.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2011

    One of his best!

    Great book! Excellent story! My favorite of his so far. I liked how he tied everything together in the end so creatively, and those who didnt get it did not ready carefully,!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2012

    A Great Read!

    SO glad that I bought THIS complete series! I would have HATED to WAIT for each installment to come out individually! I'm not a very FAST reader, but I devoured this!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2009

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    Scary but great

    A great read. Very chilling and the combinations of the story was fluid. I would recommend to those that like scary books. Very similar to Dean Koontz

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2006

    He is a Master!

    John Saul is a talent onto himself, a master at his craft, one of the finest and this book just proves his amazing skill....

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    great read....

    Excellent, thrilling from page 1 to the end

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Great read

    So far i have read about 7 of his books and this was just another good read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Great book!

    This is a book that will keep you up all night to finish it! I didnt want to put it down!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 13, 2011

    This+is+my+secojd+time+reading+this

    Cant+put+it+down%2C+he+writes+this+one+rather+well.+I+love+how+each+object+is+its+own+creepy+tale.+You%27ll+love+it.+Read+this+10+yrs+ago+and+i+still+think+its+his+best

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2009

    loved it...

    You can not go wrong with John Saul's books. This one was just as good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2009

    John Saul should stick to regular novels

    I think this story would've been much better had he published it at one time, in one volume and forgotten the serial fad. He acknowledges in his foreword, worded differently of course, that he didn't have the cojones to do it until Stephen King published The Green Mile in serial form.

    The story line is good, but very repetitive. I don't know if Saul realized that his faithful fans who were waiting for the monthly installment didn't need to be told at the beginning of every part that there was a dark figure lurking in the Asylum looking for gifts. That's pretty well established in any reader's mind from the beginning; it's the huge unanswered question of the whole book: Who is the mysterious dark figure? I also think that there didn't have to be six "gifts"; Saul could've cut the "gifts" down to three or four and the plot/suspense would not have suffered.

    All in all it's a decent read, but not as good as his regular novels. The revelation of who the Asylum's dark figure is made up for the repetition.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2006

    Only Arthor I read

    I been reading his books since 1991. I have just about all his books. Do not need any other books to read. My hats off to you John Saul.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2004

    HIS MASTERPIECE

    I think that this is the best book that Saul has ever written. I have read all of his books, and reading about old characters like that was deeply thrilling. A MUST READ!!!-especially for all John Saul fans.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    Blaze &star Fire

    ~| Blaze &Star Fire |~ ~|Age:Old enough|~ ~|Gender:Male|~ ~|Apperance:[Build] strong well built [Eyes] a soft blue [Fur] His front 2 legs are fully black along with his - Ears and tail tip. The rest of him is white|~ ~|Peesonality:Kind,fun-loving,caring. But,Sarcastic and protective. |~ ~|Mate:Nope|~ ~|Crush:Maybe|~ ~|Pups:Nope|~ ~|History:Pack died after fire|~ ~|Kin:Mother-Owl ~ Father- Minnow |~ ~|Other ask|~

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    Obsidian

    Name- Obsidian <p>
    Appearence- Muscular, black pelt, green eyes. He has scar on his left eye,white paws. He has very sharp teeth and claws. <p>
    Gender- Male <p>
    Crush/mate- None <p>
    I will update later....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

    Fade bio

    She is kind and
    Caring always speaks her mind
    and walks with pride very clever and always thinks ahead.
    She is a dark gray blue she wolf with faded white paws, dark blue eyes ,her left ear chiped a little,
    Family:unkown
    mate/pups/crush: no/no/hmm

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    Ice and winters bio

    Ice:stubborn,dosent like to be bossed around and has a twin sister,winter her pt color is greyish whitish and hey eyes are the color of ice <p> winter:is the oppiosite of ice and has a white pelt with blue eyes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    Moonshine and Darknight (Bios)

    **moonshine**
    (Name): Moonshine (Age): 3 years (Rank): Beta (Description): pure white, crystal ice blue eyes with specks of white, very skinny, bushy tail, fur that hangs in her eyes, large paws (Personality): kind, caring, loyal, trustworthy, shy, clumsy, and adventurous (Family): Darknight **her father** (no mate, or pups but soon wants a family)


    --Darknight--
    Name: Darknight
    Age: 10 years
    Rank: alpha
    Description: pitch black, green eyes, very large and muscular, large teeth and paws
    Personality: loyal, protective, kind, serious, and caring
    No mate
    Family: Moonshine (daughter)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Love it

    I dont know wich author scares me more stephen king are john saul a must read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    Great Book , Must Buy.

    This Book is thrillung and has horror and has a edge this bok was rdcommened to me by my Aunt and i would recommend this to any thrillseeker.

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