The Keep (Adversary Cycle Series #1)

Overview

"Something is murdering my men."

Thus reads the message received from a Nazi commander stationed in a small castle high in the remote Transylvanian Alps. And when an elite SS extermination squad is dispatched to solve the problem, the men find a something that's both powerful and terrifying. Invisible and silent, the enemy selects one victim per night, leaving the bloodless and mutilated corpses behind to terrify its future victims. Panicked, the Nazis bring in a local expert on folklore—who just happens to be ...

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Overview

"Something is murdering my men."

Thus reads the message received from a Nazi commander stationed in a small castle high in the remote Transylvanian Alps. And when an elite SS extermination squad is dispatched to solve the problem, the men find a something that's both powerful and terrifying. Invisible and silent, the enemy selects one victim per night, leaving the bloodless and mutilated corpses behind to terrify its future victims. Panicked, the Nazis bring in a local expert on folklore—who just happens to be Jewish—to shed some light on the mysterious happenings. And unbeknownst to anyone, there is another visitor on his way—a man who awoke from a nightmare and immediately set out to meet his destiny.

The battle has begun: On one side, the ultimate evil created by man, and on the other...the unthinkable, unstoppable, unknowing terror that man has inevitably awakened.

Something is murdering the Nazi troops stationed in a remote castle high in the Transylvanian alps. Immediately an elite SS extermination squad is sent to destroy whatever enemy dares challenge the Third Reich. And the battle is joined--a battle more terrifying than anything ever experienced. Reissue.

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for The Keep:

"Spellbinding, chilling, bloodcurdling."
--Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"One of the few really satisfying horror novels of the year...it has true fear in it."
--Peter Straub

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765327390
  • Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Series: Adversary Cycle Series , #1
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 489,932
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

F. Paul Wilson, a New York Times bestselling author of horror, adventure, medical thrillers, science fiction, and virtually everything in between, is a practicing physician who resides in Wall, New Jersey.

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  • Posted April 7, 2011

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    Exceptional Reading

    After reading BLACK WIND, DEMONSONG and IMPLANT by F Paul Wilson, I had to read his other books, and THE KEEP was the next in line. I bought it for my NOOK and read it in two day, well a night and a day. I could not put it down. The characters are original and even the weird ones are believable. I am looking for ARYANS AND ABSINTHE.

    I've also read THE PEABODY-OZYMANDIAS TRAVELING CIRCUS & ODDITY EMPORIUM and THE LAST RAKOSH, and plan to get all the REPAIRMAN JACK books as well.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2012

    Great Read

    It was difficult to put this book down. It starts out very quickly and holds your attention. One of the better horror novels I have read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 9, 2013

    Ah, the introduction of the Adversary. Great book. This is a f

    Ah, the introduction of the Adversary. Great book. This is a fun Summer read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    :)

    Just saw the movie and knew I had to read the book! Can't wait.

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  • Posted February 2, 2012

    Pretty good book

    Good book... think it could have been shortened to a novella size. All in all a fairly good book by Wilson.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 18, 2011

    Stephen King take a seat.

    This is hands down the best horror book that has ever been written, bar none. It grabs you with spooky castles and Nazis and then holds on to you to the very end. You will NOT be sorry you chose this story, unless maybe you're alone at home in bed and suddenly can't remember if you locked the back door or not.

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  • Posted February 13, 2011

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    A Horror Classic

    Part one of Wilson's "Adversary Cycle," The Keep is a fast paced and fun read with a different twist on an ancient myth. No sparkly vampires here.

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  • Posted January 28, 2011

    Great book

    I read this years ago and loved it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2007

    Gripping

    very suspensful and scary.I enjoed this book alot.F Paul wilson is a good story teller

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2007

    Great premise, strange ending

    The first 60 pages of The Keep are great horror reading and set up a very clever premise: supernatural horror in a Second World War setting (you get to root for the evil being killing the humans (Nazi soldiers)!). The book has good characters and sustains the fun right up until the last 50 pages, when all of a sudden the author takes an abrupt turn into the fantastic. Although it does not ruin the book, some promising plot possibilities are wasted and unfulfilled. That said, the end still has some good action and credibly scary situations. MUCH better than the run-of-the-mill horror novel!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2006

    an excellent read!!

    It 'kept' me turning the pages. My heart pounded through most of the book. I recommend this book to all those who love a great thriller with unexpected twists.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2003

    A Must Read

    I read novels like some people drink wine. This book is great. This book rates as one of my top 3 books I have ever read. Everything after this is a disappointment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2002

    I love this book

    This is my favorite book I have read it three times. I have been looking for it for a long time and finally found it at Barnes &noble. "GREAT".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2001

    The best fantasy/horror novel I have ever read!!!

    It was one of the best novels I have ever read. It not only kept me in suspence, it also kept me sleepless for a couple nights straight. The ending is so terrifying and unexpected, I doubt I'll ever forget it. The plot, setting and characters are so real, you'll think you were actually there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2001

    Great!

    'The Keep' is a great book. If you enjoy trying to find out the secrets of what you are reading, this is the book. I love vampires and that is what drew me to this book. Fascinated to find out that the secret to the book is it is some other evil. Loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2000

    A book to read over and over again...

    If you love a book that carries horror, romance, adventure, fantasy, and mystery, you will fall in love with The Keep. Paul Wilson does an excellent job of bringing the story and its' characters to life. For all you out there who love a true hero, Glen will make you melt. And for the ones who love a good bad guy, well, Mr. Wilson has something in store for you too.

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