Ancient Enemy - it wants things . . . you have to give it what it wants . . .Seven hundred years ago the Anasazi people built massive cities in what is now the southwestern United States . . . and then they vanished.Stella, an archaeologist specializing in Anasazi culture, and David, a mysterious Navajo boy, are on the run from something terrifying. As they flee up into the snowy mountains of Colorado, they are carjacked by criminals escaping a botched bank robbery. Caught in a blizzard, they must take refuge in what they believe is an abandoned cabin. It's at this cabin where they will face horrors beyond their imagination.
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Mark Lukens is an author and a screenwriter. He lives with his wife and family near Tampa, Florida.
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Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite Ancient Enemy by Mark Lukens is an exquisite tale. Stella, a specialist in Anasazi culture, had been recruited to join the team on what some thought may have been the greatest archaeological discovery of all time. What they found instead was evil incarnate. Dating back to at least the time of the Anasazi Empire, an ancient evil was inadvertently reawakened by the team of archaeologists as they worked the dig. One by one, team members disappeared, until the rest of the team realized their survival was dependent upon unwavering obedience to the random, horrific instructions given them by this ancient enemy. Unwilling to follow the ultimate instruction, Stella takes a young Navajo boy with her, and escapes in the middle of the night. Or does she? Screenwriter Mark Lukens is not new to the world of writing. With Ancient Enemy, Lukens has shown the world that he can imagine and write with the best. A number of his books will soon be available in Kindle format; if those books are as good as Ancient Enemy, Mark Lukens soon will be a household name. His writing is concise, and this story is extraordinarily plausible. Ancient Enemy is a genuine pleasure to read. Lukens has set a place at the table for the reader to join the characters and become a part of this story. You won’t want to miss your opportunity to be a part of the action – even the parts where the anxiety attacks start to occur with increasing frequency. Superb writing and my interest never flagged for one moment.
This review was first published on Kurt's Frontier. Synopsis: Seven hundred years ago, the Anasazi People built an impressive civilization in what is now the Southwestern United States. Their disappearance is one of archaeology’s biggest mysteries. Stella is an archaeologist who specializes in Anasazi culture. She thinks she may have stumbled onto the reason for the Anasazi’s disappearance. The reason killed her team. Now she’s running from it with a mysterious Navajo named David boy in tow. It is something that has awaken after centuries of slumber. It wants things. You have to give it what it wants. The pair flees into the Colorado mountains in a beat up old Chevy Suburban. A blizzard is closing in, and it is not a natural storm. Stella and David are carjacked by five desperate criminals. They take refuge in what appears to be an abandoned cabin, only to find themselves being toyed with by horrors beyond comprehension. Review: As an archaeologist, I’ve read many stories dealing with the mysteries of the native peoples in the Four Corners region of the United States. These tales deal with the lost Anasazi, skinwalkers, Chaco, and evil spirits. Mark Lukens pulls the mythology of the region together into a page-turning thriller. The force that is the antagonist for Ancient Enemy is never seen itself and is given no name. It can animate the dead, put people into a trance when they are vulnerable, and kill at will. Stella and David, with the bank robbers Frank, Cole, Trevor, Needles, and Jose, are toyed with, picked off one by one, turned against one another, and driven mad. The entity wants something. It needs them to provide what it wants. The end result is a book I could not put down.