House of Corruption

House of Corruption

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by Erik Tavares
     
 

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In 1889 New Orleans, three unusual men cross paths: Reynard LaCroix, his lycanthropy in remission with a silver bullet lodged against his heart; Artémius Savoy, a lapsed secular priest keeping vigil over Reynard's progress; and Mahonri Grant, a Mormon gunslinger on the run.

Brought together by murder, united in a common cause, they pursue an unholy

Overview

In 1889 New Orleans, three unusual men cross paths: Reynard LaCroix, his lycanthropy in remission with a silver bullet lodged against his heart; Artémius Savoy, a lapsed secular priest keeping vigil over Reynard's progress; and Mahonri Grant, a Mormon gunslinger on the run.

Brought together by murder, united in a common cause, they pursue an unholy creature to save a young woman's life.

Their dangerous road leads to the dark jungles of Borneo, where awaits an abhorrent mansion in the wilderness. There they must confront a host of the undead...and face the demons within themselves.

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com - Lorelei Shannon
"I am flat-out crazy about this book. From the harrowing werewolf attack on a monastery at the opening, to the truly shocking conclusion in Borneo, this book is a wonderful, scary ride ... If you like classic horror in the tradition of Dracula, if you appreciate fine storytelling, great characters, and genuine scares, House of Corruption is for you."
Amazon.com - Amanda Bergeron
"I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. The plot moved along and kept me riveted. I had a hard time putting the book down. There were surprising twists I didn't see coming. He paints a scene the way an artist paints a canvas. His descriptive ability is on the same level or higher than most veteran best-sellers. I'm looking forward to seeing more from this author."
Amazon UK - CJ Crowe
"A solid gothic horror story. Very much in the tradition of Dracula, world spanning chase, evil plots from supernatural threat and a damsel in distress. The characters were a little too broken for my personal preference but I found the story engaging."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615603759
Publisher:
Valour Designs
Publication date:
02/15/2012
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Born in California, raised in Alaska and the Oregon Coast, Erik Tavares' writing includes novels, short stories, screenplays, teleplays, theater, copywriting and almost everything else in between. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his long-suffering wife and two children and, unlike many writers, does not own a cat. For additional information, visit www.ValourDesigns.com.

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House of Corruption 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Kasia_S More than 1 year ago
This was such a gut wrenching and succulent read that I was surprised myself at how much I loved it, the cover was great but who knew that the insides would out shine it for once? I'm usually a sucker for freaking looking books but I didn't realize that this sort of hairy lycan ammo could be packed into those pages. Werewolves don't seem to have enough proper literary coverage these days, well books like this one can change that history, this wolf is scary, the long claws, the ruthless hunger, the immaculate body that moves like a falling star, yeah that's the good guy, the bad guys are much worse I'm afraid.. this is a romp through exotic and old and modern, world that we knew and ones we haven't imagined and lived in yet, silk lace and gun powder with liquid wolf magic and ferocious adventure that takes a few characters with a murky past on an a ride that will not only change their lives but also become real in the eyes of the reader. This book was magnificent, not only was it written well but it was so darkly intricate with the spinning head vampires, the body snatchers, exotic travelers with mirth and incense, Victorian ladies, cowboys, fallen priests and the baddest brother for a wolf that I have ever read all surge together to sweep the reader into a tale like no other. I felt scared and enthralled all at once, the climb of the mystery was beautifully adorned with some magnificent prose which I want to see more of in horror fiction, The House of Corruption is an eruption of sheer brilliance by the author and I can't recommend it enough, this was my first time reading Tavares but it certainly won't be my last, this guy is gold, I want more and more and more! - Kasia S.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book looks great! But i havent read it yet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gone are the glittery vegetarian vampires with teenage angst and a propensity for hipster jeans and emo eyes. Gone are the shape shifters that have complete control over the animal side of themselves and hunt down deer to sake their bloodlust. Tavares rolls back the years to expose the ugly origins of myth and legend. In House of Corruption, the monsters are back. And they want to rip off your head and walk around in your skin for a little while. This book is Bram Stoker meets Anne Rice meets Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. There are elements of those authors within it but they’re mere hints, almost odes to what’s come before. You see Bram in the Van Helsing-esque Savoy, Anne in the beautiful, macabre, almost lyrical quality of the writing and Sir Arthur in the pacing of the mystery. And just so you know, I’ve NEVER compared anyone’s writing to Anne Rice’s before because I’ve never come across another author that could make me see the stark beauty in every day acts. Tavares did. This book did. It’s so well written it’s almost distracting. READ THIS BOOK. NOW.
kaile73 More than 1 year ago
Reynard had a secret a secret that couldnt be told Savoy  was the only one who knew this secret Reynards sister Lasha didnt even know what her brother was. And Mr. Grant had come from far away running from a murder rap. A foreigner came to town and the death toll went up and they threatened to tell Reynards story, They wanted him for a cure for her father when Renard said no they stole Lasha. So Reynard Mr. savoy and Mr. Grant head out and head on the run to find Lesha. The Story is magnificent The action in this book is awesome the story is told great. This book sure doesnt feel like its the authors first book. I cant wait for more! 
mpontiff More than 1 year ago
Set in the 1890s, the story follows Artemius Savoy, Reynard LaCroix and Mahonri Grant as they travel in pursuit of Lasha, Reynards sister, who was kidnapped. The men chase her abductor across part of the US before winding up in Borneo to face the man behind her abduction. As if that wasn't difficult enough, Reynard suffers from lycanthropy and a silver bullet embedded in his chest next to his heart is all that keeps him from turning until it is forcibly removed.  The book is a very refreshing tale of lycanthropy with a new monster that is a skull and spine that can take over other bodies seamlessly.  The dialogue is excellent, the plot grabs your attention and won't let go and the descriptions in the book are amazing - you can visualize the story unfolding. I loved how descriptive and accurate the New Orleans part of the book was. This is a must read for any werewolf fan and anyone who is tired of the same old washed out supernatural characters. 
Mallory_SupernaturalFan More than 1 year ago
Review of House of Corruption by Erik Tavares 5 stars “House of Corruption” is a complex and multithreaded tapestry, invoking the thought of a collaboration between Henry James and Edgar Rice Burroughs to rejuvenate “Dracula,” with all new characters and additional monstrous creatures. Author Erik Tavares has done his research, and the results are intriguing and riveting. An entirely new “thing that goes bump in the night” category arises here, a creature of Borneo and Malaysia, a sort of body thief, which consists of a head and spine, then taking on the form of actual individuals, in order to fool, to trick, and to attack and murder. But this is not the only beastie in the cryptozoology of this novel: there is also lycanthropy, in the form of Reynard LaCroix and of Wilhelm Carlovec, a wealthy landowner of Borneo. Both men, who are actually lateral relations, suffer this disease because of their ancestor and his unholy pact. Both wish to overcome it, and one of them certainly will stop at nothing to find that cure. In the meanwhile, Reynard’s sister Lasha and Wilhelm’s daughter Kiria are in the crosshairs, subject to the whims of fate and the narcissistic self-centeredness of those determined to control. I found this novel riveting and fast-paced, as much Supernatural thriller as mystery, hystery, and mythology.