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Refuge, New Hampshire, is a small town. The kind found on postcards. Their biggest concern is the rowdy summertime revelers making their way up from Massachusetts and New York. And with most of the town's residents in neighboring Ashland, for the Fourth of July fireworks show, Refuge is quieter than usual. That is, until the Baptist church's bell starts ringing-on its own.

The bell chimes faster and faster, reaching a frenetic pace, as though rung by the Devil himself. But the ...

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Overview

Refuge, New Hampshire, is a small town. The kind found on postcards. Their biggest concern is the rowdy summertime revelers making their way up from Massachusetts and New York. And with most of the town's residents in neighboring Ashland, for the Fourth of July fireworks show, Refuge is quieter than usual. That is, until the Baptist church's bell starts ringing-on its own.

The bell chimes faster and faster, reaching a frenetic pace, as though rung by the Devil himself. But the bell is just the beginning. The air shimmers. The night-time sky fills with a burning red aurora. The moon, previously a crescent, is now full. And just hours after dusk, the sun returns to the sky, revealing an endless desert where there was once a mountainous pine forest.

Led by ex-Army Ranger turned surrealist painter, Griffin Butler, Sheriff Rebecca Rule and her deputy, Helena Frost, the residents of Refuge must weather an ever changing onslaught of otherworldly dangers while trying to uncover how and why the landscape beyond town shifts every time the church bell tolls.

As a sequence of horrific events threaten to destroy the town, the residents must band together, search for answers and find a way to defend their homes, or Refuge will be lost.

REFUGE is a serialized novel, co-authored by #1 Amazon.com horror author, Jeremy Bishop, and five other authors, including Amazon.com bestsellers Kane Gilmour and David McAfee, USA Today bestseller, Robert Swartwood, and newcomer Daniel Boucher. The story was released in five parts, every two weeks beginning in late 2013, but it is now available as one complete novel. So read for the individual parts or the whole completed novel. Either way, you're in for a creepy ride.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780988672581
  • Publisher: Breakneck Media
  • Publication date: 1/23/2014
  • Pages: 442
  • Sales rank: 824,358
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

JEREMY BISHOP is the bestselling horror author of THE SENTINEL and THE RAVEN. He is also known as Jeremy Robinson, the bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including SECONDWORLD, ISLAND 731, PROJECT MAIGO and the Jack Sigler Thriller series. His novels have been translated into twelve languages. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and three children.
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  • Posted February 10, 2014

    The town of Refuge is a relatively nice little small town, until

    The town of Refuge is a relatively nice little small town, until the church bell rings and suddenly everyone in town wishes they had left the day before. Never in the same place twice, this book takes you to some strange places and you meet some frightening monstrosities along the way, with sci-fi twists and action turns right up to the end of this powerhouse.
    The mix of sci-fi/action/horror is something rarely done good, let alone right and Jeremy Bishop and Company all did a very good job. They and other authors like them are the ones who should be in charge of what's on our idiot boxes and movie screens. Instead of the special effects laden, story deficient drivel and "Reality" TV that has replaced most of our serial TV shows, except for Lawyer/Crime dramas- because there aren't enough of those, right?
    If you like anything I've said here, read this omnibus. You will enjoy it.
    Then tell Jeremy Bishop, Jeremy Robinson, Daniel Boucher, Robert Swartwood, David McAfee, and of course Kane Gilmour you want more like it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2014

    Lacks Originality

    The book is set up in 5 episodes and, together, they comprise season 1. I am not too thrilled with the format because, like a movie, the individual episodes seem drawn out. Take that away and you basically have half a book with no ending.
    The writing is solid and the plot is interesting but it seems suspiciously like Stephen King's UNDER THE DOME, only with monsters added. So the plot is interesting but absolutely not original. Also, it is very predictable. I expect much better from Jeremy Robinson, even if he is writing as Jeremy Bishop. I will probably read the sequel, if only because I can't stand not to finish what I start, but I will not be waiting on it with any sense of urgency. It can easily wait. Stephanie Clanahan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2014

    Awesome!

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  • Posted September 30, 2014

    If you are anything like me, you are looking at this and thinkin

    If you are anything like me, you are looking at this and thinking.....five parts and five different authors, this is not going to work. But like me, you would be very wrong. It worked wonderfully, the authors really complimented each other and the story flows pretty flawlessly. Jeremy Bishop has once again created great, memorable characters and brought together a group of talented authors to tell an interesting tale.
    This series captures your attention and imagination, you cannot help but wonder what is happening to the town of Refuge. I couldn't put the book down, I refused to sleep until I had finished. What a wild ride!
    The only negative thing I can say is that it ends, like all good things. But I really hope we will see more of Refuge in the future, fingers crossed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2014

    Couldn't finish it

    Not because it was written by multiple authors, but because it was a ridiculous story. Completely unbelievable with shallow characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2014

    Decent, but drawn

    Started good, skimmed the last 1/3rd. Ending..blah.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2014

    Fascinating and scary as hell.

    The only reason I did not give it a 5 star rating is because this not my usual type of reading, however, the more I read the more I wanted to see where it would go.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2014

    Exceptional read, only now need to wait for the next season.  Th

    Exceptional read, only now need to wait for the next season.  There are not many people left in Refuge, interested in how you will build more characters into the plot or there won't be anyone left.  Maybe they will reach the home destination and people that were off at the fireworks will come back to town and it will shift again or people from other dimensions will  stay in Refuge?  Supposidley the bad guy got what he wanted and was healed, but if the town keeps moving, whats to say he will stay healed?  So when is the sequal.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2014

    More episodes please!

    Best read in a long time. What comes next?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    Anonymous

    I really enjoyed all of these books very much! I recommend them to anyone who enjoys a book with lots of adventure and great characters. I would have given 5 stars but i dont give out 5 stars to books with cursing. Authors should have a better grasp of the English language and shouldnt need to fall back on 4 letter words. Other than that it was a great book. :)

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  • Posted February 15, 2014

    I could not put this book down, I don't know if I could have wai

    I could not put this book down, I don't know if I could have waited for each book to come out (even though it was only a couple weeks between each release). If you want a fun, fast paced, insane nightmare filled book, this is the one for you. Robinson and crew did an amazing job on this series and you will not be disappointed. This would make an awesome movie or mini-series, as long as Robinson was involved.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2014

    Better than any serial show on TV!

    The town of Refuge is a relatively nice little small town, until the church bell rings and suddenly everyone in town wishes they had left the day before. Never in the same place twice, this book takes you to some strange places and you meet some frightening monstrosities along the way, with sci-fi twists and action turns right up to the end of this powerhouse.
    The mix of sci-fi/action/horror is something rarely done good, let alone right and Jeremy Bishop and Company all did a very good job. They and other authors like them are the ones who should be in charge of what's on our idiot boxes and movie screens. Instead of the special effects laden, story deficient drivel and "Reality" TV that has replaced most of our serial TV shows, except for Lawyer/Crime dramas- because there aren't enough of those, right?
    If you like anything I've said here, read this omnibus. You will enjoy it.
    Then tell Jeremy Bishop, Jeremy Robinson, Daniel Boucher, Robert Swartwood, David McAfee, and of course Kane Gilmour you want more like it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Not the best

    Having read and enjoyed other books by these writers i admit to being somewhat disappointed with Refuge. It's actually a really good fast paced story and and a great read until you get to the end. And realize there isn't one. It's one thing to set up for a sequel, but that's not what happens here. Instead they just kinda cut the off without any kind of resolution. ........spoiler alert..........the "bad" guy gets exactly what he's after and the good guys stay stuck in the same situation they start in. So even though 95% of the story was great the ending totally kills it. My suggestion, read the other books by these writers, they're really great reads, but avoid this one unless they come out with a sequel that gives some kind of actual ending.

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  • Posted January 27, 2014

    BEGGING FOR MORE, PLEASE!!! Little unassuming town of Refuge,

    BEGGING FOR MORE, PLEASE!!!

    Little unassuming town of Refuge, nice folks, 4th of July. Nothing ever happens out of the ordinary here, UNTIL, one day the church bells start ringing on their own and the air around the town shimmers... Into the minds of Jeremy Robinson, (aka Jeremy Bishop), Daniel Boucher, Robert Swartwood, David McAfee, and Kane Gilmour you fall where you can't predict what will happen next. One minute Refuge is surrounded by forests, the next by water, the next by desert... never knowing where it will end up when the bells boom again. Oh, and then the creatures that are let loose on Refuge are what nightmares are made of. Are you willing to let yourself be taken where your nightmares begin, really, are you???
    If you have read these author's works, then you have tasted what lurks in their creative, but warped minds. The Omnibus Edition of Refuge snatches you until the end, then you don't want it to let you go!! DO NOT PASS UP THIS BOOK, you will not be disappointed!!
    I was suppose to be helping remodel our kitchen, instead I was reading every chance I could! Seriously, couldn't put it down. I got caught up in the action, suspense, and into the characters as they tried to survive the unthinkable.
    Looking forward to more from these authors and the people of Refuge!!

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  • Posted January 27, 2014

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    So what is Refuge all about?  Since it's serialized, it's very m

    So what is Refuge all about?  Since it's serialized, it's very much like a TV show in that each of the 5 books is an individual, freestanding episode.  With that in mind this analogy might be most fitting.  Basically, if you put Haven and Eureka in a blender with Lost and hit the torment button, you get this book.  Refuge is a small New England town that suffers a horrible unnatural disaster.  The story follows the residents of Refuge as they struggle to understand what's happened to their town even while they struggle for survival.  It's a thrilling and chilling serialized tale that is as fascinating as it is creative.




    This book was a lot of fun to read.  In the end, you just want more.  Bring on Season 2!

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  • Posted January 23, 2014

    Refuge Omnibus Edition (Refuge 1 - 5) by Jeremy Bishop along wit

    Refuge Omnibus Edition (Refuge 1 - 5) by Jeremy Bishop along with Jeremy Robinson, Daniel S. Boucher, Robert Swartwood, David McAfee, and Kane Gilmour is a powerhouse ride of action.

    You start off in this tranquil little town called Refuge where everyone knows their neighbors and life is easy, until the church bell rings. As we follow the town through shifts we find them thrown into some pretty frightening and dangerous situations.

    Refuge is taken all the way to hell and back, and you never know who will die next. Just be prepared for an end that will leave you begging for more.

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  • Posted January 19, 2014

    Hold on to your butts! I could not put this book down, I don't

    Hold on to your butts! I could not put this book down, I don't know if I could have waited for each book to come out (even though it was only a couple weeks between each release). If you want a fun, fast paced, insane nightmare filled book, this is the one for you. Robinson and crew did an amazing job on this series and you will not be disappointed. This would make an awesome movie or mini-series, as long as Robinson was involved.

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    Posted February 25, 2014

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    Posted March 19, 2014

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