The Servants of Twilight

The Servants of Twilight

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by Dean Koontz, Angela Dawe
     
 

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A strange old woman descends upon Christine and her six-year-old son in an ordinary southern California parking lot and makes violent threats. Suddenly Christine's only son is targeted by a group of religious fanatics. They want to kill him . . . and they are everywhere! See more details below

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A strange old woman descends upon Christine and her six-year-old son in an ordinary southern California parking lot and makes violent threats. Suddenly Christine's only son is targeted by a group of religious fanatics. They want to kill him . . . and they are everywhere!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Previously issued as a paperback original under the pseudonym Leigh Nichols, this is one of Koontz's better thrillers. Single parent Christine Scavello and her young son Joey find themselves confronted by a madwoman, Grace Spivey, who fancies she discerns the Antichrist in Joey's cherubic visage. Spivey is the charismatic leader of a religious cult whose fanatic members do her every bidding, including murdering the little boy, and everyone who stands in their way. After the police fail to provide adequate protection, Christine turns to private detective Charlie Harrison, whose business and home are soon firebombed by the cultists, and two of his men murdered, even as he finds that he is falling in love with Christine. The narrative moves along briskly until the last third, at which point a frantic chase sequence goes on too long. Nevertheless, this is a better than average adventure with supernatural overtones. The possibility of Joey's actually being the Antichrist is a deftly handled (and unresolved) tease. (March)
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Praise for Dean Koontz

“A great storyteller.”-New York Daily News

“A master storyteller, sometimes humorous, sometimes shocking, but always riveting.”-The San Diego Union-Tribune

“One of our finest and most versatile suspense writers.”-The Macon Telegraph & News

“Koontz is brilliant.”-Chicago Sun Times

“Koontz barely lets the reader come up for air between terrors.”-The Washington Post

“Koontz's skill at edge-of-the-seat writing has improved with each book. He can scare our socks off.”-Boston Herald

“Koontz's imagination is not only as big as the Ritz, it is also as wild as an unbroken stallion.”-Los Angeles Times

“First-class entertainment.”-The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“An exceptional novelist…top-notch.”-Lincoln Journal Star

“Koontz is an expert at creating believable characters.”-The Detroit News and Free Press

“Koontz does it so well!”-Baton Rouge Morning Advocate

“Koontz's prose is as smooth as a knife through butter and his storytelling ability never wavers.”-Calgary Sun

“Koontz's gift is that he makes his monsters seem ‘realer,' and he makes the characters who fight [them] as normal as anyone you'd meet on a street.”-Orlando Sentinel

Library Journal - Audio
02/01/2014
In Koontz's (Innocence) classic tale, originally published in 1988, Christine Scavello and Joey, her six-year-old son, are targeted by Grace Spivey, the charismatic leader of a religious cult called the Servants of Twilight. Grace is convinced that Joey is Satan incarnate and that God has commanded her to kill the boy. Receiving no assistance from the local authorities, Christine enlists the services of Charlie Harrison, a private detective. Together they embark on a harrowing journey to protect Joey at all costs. Murdering those who have sworn to protect Christine and Joey, the religious fanatics are relentless and destroy every safe place Christine can think of to hide. Underestimating the extent of the old woman's power and influence, the trio flee to Charlie's remote hunting lodge in the Sierra Nevada. Trekking through whiteout conditions and waist-high snowdrifts, Charlie, Christine, and Joey take refuge from the storm in a dark, dank cave. Exhausted, cold, and wounded, they can only pray that Grace doesn't find them. Angela Dawe ably narrates this action-packed, highly suspenseful tale using multiple vocal inflections. VERDICT This older story is still relevant and will please listeners who enjoy paranormal thrillers.—JoAnn Funderburk, South Garland Branch Lib., TX

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781469248790
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
09/03/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)

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Praise for Dean Koontz

“A great storyteller.”—New York Daily News

“A master storyteller, sometimes humorous, sometimes shocking, but always riveting.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune

“One of our finest and most versatile suspense writers.”—The Macon Telegraph & News

“Koontz is brilliant.”—Chicago Sun Times

“Koontz barely lets the reader come up for air between terrors.”—The Washington Post

“Koontz’s skill at edge-of-the-seat writing has improved with each book. He can scare our socks off.”—Boston Herald

“Koontz’s imagination is not only as big as the Ritz, it is also as wild as an unbroken stallion.”—Los Angeles Times

“First-class entertainment.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“An exceptional novelist…top-notch.”—Lincoln Journal Star

“Koontz is an expert at creating believable characters.”—The Detroit News and Free Press

“Koontz does it so well!”—Baton Rouge Morning Advocate

“Koontz’s prose is as smooth as a knife through butter and his storytelling ability never wavers.”—Calgary Sun

“Koontz’s gift is that he makes his monsters seem ‘realer,’ and he makes the characters who fight [them] as normal as anyone you’d meet on a street.”—Orlando Sentinel

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