The Darkest Lullaby

The Darkest Lullaby

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by Jonathan Janz
     
 

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The blood of the innocent is the ultimate sacrifice.

The old house waited. For years there had been rumors that the owner, Lilith Martin, had been part of an unholy cult. People spoke of blasphemous rituals, black rites filled with blood, sex…and sacrifices. Then Lilith died and the house sat empty. Until now. Lilith’s nephew,

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The blood of the innocent is the ultimate sacrifice.

The old house waited. For years there had been rumors that the owner, Lilith Martin, had been part of an unholy cult. People spoke of blasphemous rituals, black rites filled with blood, sex…and sacrifices. Then Lilith died and the house sat empty. Until now. Lilith’s nephew, Chris, and his wife, Ellie, are moving in. Ellie isn’t happy about living in such a dark, foreboding place, but she wants to get pregnant and this house has a lot more room to raise a baby than their apartment. Unfortunately, she and Chris will soon learn that Lilith has other plans.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A chilling and creepy tale of the first order....Jonathan Janz knows what frightens you."
—Ronald Malfi, author of Floating Staircase on House of Skin

“The Sorrows was well thought out and plotted, written wonderfully, has great characters that are believable and interesting, is sexy in the right places and gruesome where it counts.”
—Chris Hedges, The Crypt

“For all lovers of the macabre and readers looking for a dark, sinister literary treat, gather ‘round, fiends, Jonathan Janz has a story to tell you!”’
Dreadful Tales on The Sorrows

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619212244
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
04/02/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
375
Sales rank:
194,604
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Jonathan Janz grew up between a dark forest and a graveyard. In a way, that explains everything. So far, he has written two novellas (Old Order and Witching Hour Theatre), several short stories, and two novels. His primary interests are his wonderful wife and his three amazing children, and though he realizes that every author’s wife and children are wonderful and amazing, in this case the cliché happens to be true.

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The Darkest Lullaby 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
MaryAnn_Koopmann More than 1 year ago
He’s the author who can always make the improbable so scary you’ll feel compelled to check the locks on the front door. This chilling novel will haunt you, and make your blood run cold and your heart race with fear. Jonathan Janz vividly describes and perpetuates. Reading this book is like slipping into the Overlook yourself, as Janz tells the characters' stories through his superb writing and vivid imagination. The pages seem to fly by your eyes without a whim, your brain just sucking up the story like a vacuum, and once you reach the "explosive" end, you may be wishing for more. Jonathan Janz is a master storyteller.
Cat_Cavendish 3 months ago
I am desperately late coming to this one but, late or not, I had to post a review. Jonathan Janz is held in high regard by writers and readers alike. There is one simple reason for this. He writes great stories. The Darkest Lullaby is gripping, scary, sad, suspenseful and ultimately rewarding in the best tradition of twisted endings. I loved the dark atmosphere, the manifestations written with cinematic clarity. In fact, this book has the potential to be a great film. Ellie had her faults and that only served to make her more real. The development of Chris's character and behaviour worked so well. Even the minor characters were vividly portrayed. This was a story I didn't want to put down. The fact that I read most of it on a dark, stormy day with the wind howling and rain battering the windows seemed appropriate too. Loved it. I'm off to read Janz's latest now - Children of the Dark. I hear it's excellent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had sooo much potential. Location, atmosphere, and a good setup plot. The writer just could not pull the trigger and make a great story. All story lines fizzled, and the ending suuuucked. So dissapointing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought after the first terrifying scene that this one was going to be all about child sacrifice. But it was more a story about frailty and how evil can take on a life of its own. I loved this horror story and hope there's a sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i would advise you that if you have a child not to read this because it has child sacrifice... but all and all i did enjoy this book and it got my blood boiling...i am the type that never say anything out loud and boy did these charatars do that to me..i was swearing and all in this...but the funny thing was it really was not about babies..there is little mention of it and that was a little disappointed...but it is a vampire book with a twist...i would not recommend this to anyone under the ages of 13
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This should be made into a movie