BN.com Gift Guide

Cicada Summer [NOOK Book]

Overview

Hear the singing. Feel the madness ... die! On a hot June afternoon, old man Matthew Riley walks down the street in a small southern town mumbling that something is about to happen, "They're coming," he proclaims. "They're coming just as they did seventeen years ago. It's going to be a humdinger of a party, too." The townspeople ignore him, thinking he is senile. The cicadas arrive, singing their songs and intimidating people. In the next few days, tragedy and terror overwhelm the community as horrible murders ...
See more details below
Cicada Summer

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$4.99
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$5.50 List Price

Overview

Hear the singing. Feel the madness ... die! On a hot June afternoon, old man Matthew Riley walks down the street in a small southern town mumbling that something is about to happen, "They're coming," he proclaims. "They're coming just as they did seventeen years ago. It's going to be a humdinger of a party, too." The townspeople ignore him, thinking he is senile. The cicadas arrive, singing their songs and intimidating people. In the next few days, tragedy and terror overwhelm the community as horrible murders occur in the countryside. Sheriff Milburn tries to deal with the dilemma as the creatures emerge from the earth, killing every living thing. Matthew Riley struggles against his failing health to prepare a defense against the onslaught of creatures before it's too late. The sheriff's son gets involved when the creatures capture his girlfriend Jan Peters. The town, the community and finally the Federal Government come together to fight an impossible battle to save us all. Consider the odds on the deadly evil warriors from deep within the earth against the combined forces of humanity.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In the heat of one summer, cicadas come to Hustonville, KY. Their arrival seems to trigger a wave of brutal murders, leaving the townspeople helpless until the true cause of their troubles is discovered, a menace from beneath the earth. The key to saving the entire human species may lie in one old man's hands-that is, unless he succumbs to madness before he can impart his knowledge. Releford's (Remembering Forever) tale of a small town under siege from the inside and out should draw a readership of hard-core horror fans. Suitable for large libraries with a high demand for horror. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000096772
  • Publisher: Treble Heart Books
  • Publication date: 2/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 903,610
  • File size: 311 KB

Read an Excerpt

They all heard the screaming, the flapping of enormous wings, and the fluttering sound at about the same time. "Where's that coming from?" Charlie asked, as he stood up rubbing his hands together to warm them. Touching his wife's body had left them ice cold. "I think it's coming from overhead."

Todd shone a flashlight upward, toward the source of the sound. A powerful beam cut through the darkness revealing movement in the sky above them. He couldn't believe his eyes. The figure of an enormous creature, was struggling to gain altitude, flapping its bat-like wings frantically. Then he realized what the creature was carrying as the beam of the flashlight struck the figure struggling in its grip. "Oh, God Dad, it's got Jan. That's Jan up there. We have to help her."

"Todd, please help me. Todd, do something!" Jan screamed at the top of her voice, sending chills of helplessness down Todd's spine.

"Mike, quick, get on your radio and get our helicopter in the air. Tell them what happened, and tell them they're headed due southwest. I'll call Randall."

Jerking out his cell phone, he quickly dialed Randall's cell phone number. "Randall," he said when Randall answered, "listen up. Jan Peters has been captured by one of those flying creatures. They're headed southwest. I'm thinking she'll eventually end up where you are. Maybe these creatures don't know we destroyed their hole yet. Keep your eyes open, and if anything develops, call me right away."

"I'll do that, Charlie," Randall said.

Charlie pressed the END button. Turning to Todd, he told him, "We'll do everything we can, son. Soon as the helicopter gets here, they'll search for them. I can't shoot it down, Imight hit Jan."

"Thanks, Dad. Poor Jan, she's had a terrifying time of it. I'm really concerned about her. We have to help her before something else happens. If those things harm her, I'll kill every one of them." He trembled and something in his stomach stirred. A lump developed in his throat and stayed there as he visualized Jan being held by the rough claws of one of the creatures. His heart pounded against his chest. A sense of urgency told him they had to hurry. There wasn't much time and he knew it.

Charlie placed his arm around his son. Todd was hurting and he wanted to comfort him, except he didn't know the words that would tell them things would be all right. He had never lied to Todd, or any of the other kids, either, and he wasn't going to do so now. "Todd, you can rest assured I'll do everything I can for Jan. We just have to pray and do what we can. We all have suffered," Charlie reminded him. "We will get her back, if it is at all possible."

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2013

    []

    [][][][][][][]

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)