Dark Rain (Raine's Landing #1)

Dark Rain (Raine's Landing #1)

by Tony Richards

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Dark Rain (Raine's Landing #1) by Tony Richards

There’s something very strange about Raine’s Landing, Massachusetts. In the first place, it’s a problem getting in there … voices start up in your head, warning you to stay away. And then there’s that creepy looking mansion at the summit of the biggest hill, weird creatures roaming through its grounds. Not to mention the fact that the town’s buses operate without a sign of any driver. And that’s when you begin suspecting there might be some otherworldly force at work … like witchcraft, perhaps.

Now Raine’s Landing has a brand-new visitor who’s not intimidated by that kind of power. He’s an ancient demon who has adopted human form. He loves to control people’s lives, and feeds on their fear. And when he starts his deadly games, not even the town’s adepts – magicians descended from the genuine witches of Salem – can stop him. So the job is left to ex-cop Ross Devries and his Harley-riding sidekick Cassie Mallory. They don’t have any magical skills, just their guns and fists and their sharp wits. But will those be enough?

“A hell of a writer, one of today’s masters of dark fiction” – Horror World.

“It will keep you on the edge of your seat. A definite must read for those into fantasy, paranormal fiction, or just a good book” – SF Revu.

“Richards is a master at combining horror, fantasy and humor in a way that will mesmerize readers from cover to cover” – RT Book Reviews Fantasy/SF section.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046098921
Publisher: Tony Richards
Publication date: 08/12/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,051,276
File size: 456 KB

About the Author

I'm the author of more than a dozen novels in the supernatural and detective genres, and often combine the two. My latest 2 books, the Helsinki-based chiller 'Under the Ice' and my dark fantasy epic 'Hot Blood' are currently out from Samhain Publishing. My shorter work has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Asimov's SF, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Weird Tales and numerous top anthologies ... enough of it to fill up seven short story collections, many of them available from Dark Regions/Dark Renaissance Press. Widely traveled, I frequently use places I have visited in my work, with fiction set all over North and South America, through the whole of Europe, in North and southern Africa and in the Far East. My self-published e-books include a huge collection of my best short horror fiction, and the latest in my series of fantasy thrillers set in the fictional town of Raine's Landing, Massachusetts. My debut novel 'The Harvest Bride' (Tor Books) was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel, and in 2008 my collection 'Going Back' was shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award.

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Dark Rain 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There really were witches in Salem and they escaped the burning times by quietly moving into the village of Raine¿s Landing. They kept a low profile, but one of them Ragan Farrer was accused by the townsfolk of causing harm to others she was burned at the stake. Before she died she cursed the town and its people saying they and their descendents will never leave Raine¿s Landing. In the present the town is hidden from view anyone who enters leaves forgetting the place exists. Sarauk, a tree spirit inhabits a human body and comes to town and he intends to become ruler of Raine¿s Landing. He is not strong enough to take over the entire town yet but as he makes the inhabitants afraid of what he will do, he grows more powerful in a vicious circle. If the trend continues he will soon overpower the townsfolk making them bow to his wishes. Only Ross Devries might be able to neutralize Sarauk, but though he has received information to succeed from allies, his chances remain grim. --- This is a modern day gothic urban fantasy that mesmerizes the audience into a one sitting read. The characters make the tale as the reluctant hero must battle overwhelming odds to defeat a 200 proof evil villain. With a strong alternate earth world-building (or at least village building) setting, Tony Roberts provides an exhilarating dark hirror thriller. --- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dashed in. "Rainclan! I am from Horseclan, here to tell you that we are finding a new home. Follow ne." She dashed back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't find it! Dunno if I missed it or if it just didn't show up...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just go to the sixth result of todd tenlander!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SpottedTail pads in <p> LeafPaw she looked away shyly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
'Birds of california' is the title
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Result 6. She bounded there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She smiled at Flamestripe. "Welcome."(we don't have a med cat.)
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brjunkie More than 1 year ago
The town of Raine's Landing was cursed long ago, during the time of the Salem witch trials. When one woman was open about her abilities, the town expectantly burned her alive. Her last words were those that keep the people of Raine's Landing from ever leaving and those from the outside to come in. (They must keep a very close and analytical eye when marrying.) When an ancient, powerful, and malicious spirit comes walking by, it notices the small New England town, and decides to have some fun. Ross Devries, an ex-cop, is the only person who lives in Raine's Landing who has never done any magic. Together with his friend Cass, with who they share the same tragic loss, and with the aid of some very strong, influential, and insane adepts and an unknown entity known simply as the Little Girl, will battle the Matchi Manitou or die trying desperately to lift the town's curse.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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