Night Terrors

Night Terrors

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by Jonathan Janz
     
 

Peaceful Valley is about to become a slaughterhouse!

For the first time ever, Samhain Publishing will serialize a terrifying original novel, Savage Species, in five installments, with new installments coming every two weeks. Here, as a special introduction to the fear that awaits you in Savage Species, is the first section, Night

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Peaceful Valley is about to become a slaughterhouse!

For the first time ever, Samhain Publishing will serialize a terrifying original novel, Savage Species, in five installments, with new installments coming every two weeks. Here, as a special introduction to the fear that awaits you in Savage Species, is the first section, Night Terrors, absolutely free!

Jesse thinks he’s caught a break when he, the girl of his dreams, and her friend are assigned by their newspaper to cover the opening weekend of the Peaceful Valley Nature Preserve, a sprawling, isolated state park. But the construction of the park has stirred an evil that has lain dormant for nearly a century, and the three young people—as well as every man, woman, and child unlucky enough to be attending the grand opening—are about to encounter the most horrific creatures to ever walk the earth. A species so ferocious that Peaceful Valley is about to be plunged into a nightmare of bloodshed and damnation.

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Publishers Weekly
Janz (The Sorrows) tries his hand at a serialized novel, but this initial chapter (of a planned five) ends with an arbitrary cutoff rather than a solid conclusion. That said, fans of old-school splatterpunk horror—Janz cites Richard Laymon as an influence, and it shows—will find much to relish, if little that’s new. In western Indiana, a valley is turned into a nature preserve, and monstrous creatures are released into it. Half of the story follows housewife Charly, stuck with an abusive, philandering husband, whose baby is kidnapped by one of these creatures. The other follows young horndog journalist Jesse (covering the preserve’s opening with two colleagues), who stumbles across the monsters as they begin their massacre. Janz hits the genre’s high points—gory brutality, a large cast of characters/potential victims—but no Laymon callback is less necessary than making the wendigo-like creatures rapists as well as carnivores. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619217188
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
06/04/2013
Series:
Savage Species , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
118
Sales rank:
21,164
File size:
1 MB

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