Blue November Stormsby Brian James Freeman
Now they're returning to the cabin to reminisce about old times and forget their
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It's been twenty years since the group of friends known as the Lightning Five visited their hunting cabin together. Twenty years spent living in the shadow of something they did in high school, an event that forever defined them in the minds of everyone in their small town.
Now they're returning to the cabin to reminisce about old times and forget their troubles, but mother nature has other plans in mind. Before too long supplies will be running low and the Lightning Five will have to make some hard choices... like who gets to live and who has to die.
Special Bonus Features:
* New introduction by horror legend Ray Garton
* Twenty original illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne
* Afterword by Brian James Freeman detailing how and why the story was written
* "Ink-slinger: An Interview with Glenn Chadbourne" by Robert Brouhard
* Stunning new cover artwork by Vincent Chong
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Meet the Author
Brian James Freeman is the author of The Painted Darkness, Black Fire, Blue November Storms, More Than Midnight, Weak and Wounded, Dreamlike States, The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book (with Kevin Quigley and Hans-Åke Lilja), and The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book (with Bev Vincent). He edited Dueling Minds, which was published by Cemetery Dance Publications in their acclaimed Signature Series, and he is the Managing Editor of Cemetery Dance magazine and the Publisher of Lonely Road Books.
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In Beacon Point, Pennsylvania, the townsfolk named the high school football stars the ¿The Lightning Five¿ for their athletic exploits. Steven, Harry, Joe, Matt, and Adam were best friends and even built the Summer Place in the woods overlooking the nearby lake together. However, a girl died there, but instead of investigating what happened, the fearsome fivesome were treated like heroes. Two decades later, Adam, who the others thought was dead as he seemingly vanished, calls his friends to ask them to meet him at Summer Place. Adam never truly overcame the tragedy that haunts him still, much more so than his buddies. Excited over the prospect of seeing him for the first time in years, Steven, Harry, Joe, and Matt agree to a twenty year reunion at The Summer Place. --- The five meet filled with nostalgia and excitement, but also lingering is the one dark episode., However, a meteor shower suddenly attacks from the sky with unnatural blue stones hitting near where the quintet reunite. Not long afterwards the woodland animals go berserker trying to kill the trapped humans forced to retreat onto the roof of The Summer Place, an eerie reminder of the tragic pivotal moment in their lives with each remembering while wondering if they like the critters could turn into sociopath killers. --- BLUE NOVEMBER STORMS starts off as a deep psychological thriller in which the audience wonders what happened twenty years ago and why suddenly Adam reappears however Brian Freeman sets the reader up as the tale digs inside the psyche and soul of the lead five, it twists into an old fashion B-movie horror tale (cross between King¿s Maximum Overdrive and the Ninja Turtles) yet retains that soul deep look at the ensemble as each wonders if the others will turn lethal. Brian Freeman provides a solid tale that fans will enjoy. --- Harriet Klausner
Freeman has really touched a nerve with this one. We have all experienced a meteor shower but this one is for the record books. He develops his characters well and that draws the reader into the story from word one. This one holds the unexpected to a very high level. These characters are also dealing with a long-held high school secret that has haunted them since the event. You absolutely keep reading to find out what this is all about. I always expect the best from Brian and my expectations were completely realized with this one. Great Story!
Blue November Storms is a great bit of escapism. I ripped through this novella in a couple of sittings, and it was easy to get lost in the propulsive action, quick dialogue, and interesting characters. I’m looking forward to checking out more of Brian James Freeman’s books!
Blue November Storms is a wonderfully horrific story about a bunch of friends coming together 20 years after "the event". We've all read that story before, something tragic happened that draws friends back together years later to deal with it. But wait - you haven't read this story before at all! This story has you wondering what the hell happened way back when, gets you invested in the characters straight away, and then BANG! - turns everything on its head to scare the crap out of you in the most horrific manner possible. After reading this, I won't be heading out in to the woods for a very long time. If ever again....
This is a great fast moving short story, that I wished had been longer. I was really interested in the characters and their backstory. If you are someone who really enjoys a quick paced short then I would recommend it for you. Brian James Freeman is a great story teller and if you are looking something longer to read than you should check out his book The Painted Darkness.