I Call Upon Thee: A Novella

I Call Upon Thee: A Novella

by Ania Ahlborn

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A terrifying e-novella from the bestselling author of The Devil Crept In, Brother, and Within These Walls.

Maggie Olsen had a pretty ordinary childhood—swimming and sleepovers, movie nights and dad jokes. And then there were the other things…the darker things…the shadow that followed her home from the cemetery and settled into the corners of her home, refusing to let her grow up in peace.

Now, after three years away from the place she's convinced she inadvertently haunted, and after yet another family tragedy strikes, Maggie is forced to return to the sweltering heat of a Savannah summer to come to terms with her past. All along, she's been telling herself, it was just in your head, and she nearly convinces herself that she'd imagined it all. But the moment Maggie steps into the foyer of her family home, she knows. The darkness is still here. And it's been waiting for Maggie's return….

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476783772
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publication date: 08/07/2017
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 134,190
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Ania Ahlborn is the bestselling author of the horror thrillers Brother, Within These Walls, The Bird Eater, The Shuddering, The Neighbors, and Seed, and the novellas The Pretty Ones and I Call Upon Thee. Born in Ciechanow, Poland, she lives in South Carolina with her husband and their dog. Visit AniaAhlborn.com or follow the author on Facebook and Twitter @AniaAhlbornAuthor.

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I Call Upon Thee: A Novella 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Suze-Lavender More than 1 year ago
Maggie hasn't seen her sisters in quite some time. She doesn't want to return home, but when her sister Brynn dies she is forced to go back to the place she wanted to get away from. Her oldest sister Arlen is living in their childhood home together with her family and Brynn never sold her part of the house and stayed with them. Tragedy is something the family has already seen a lot of and Maggie thinks she knows why. She ran away from it, but her family is still dealing with the evil that she once invited into their house. When she's somewhere else Maggie can convince herself that the darkness she feels in her childhood home is all in her head. However, as soon as she returns, she knows it's still there. Brynn's death was caused by what's in the house and Maggie doesn't know how to deal with this. Whatever is there is interested in Maggie and she can't handle this awful presence on her own. What should she do, is there someone who can help or has the evil that's been let into the house a long time ago too much power for Maggie to fight it? I Call Upon Thee is a terrifying story. I love a good ghost story and this definitely falls into that category. Brynn's fascination for a nearby graveyard brings Maggie into contact with something she doesn't understand. When Maggie buys an Ouija board she doesn't know that she has the tools to invite something she can't control. She's too young to understand and she thinks it's just a game. This is incredibly spooky and discovering more about Maggie's childhood and the consequences of bringing home that board kept me on the edge of my seat. It's the perfect basis for a ghost story and I absolutely loved it, while I was also scared to keep reading at the same time. Ania Ahlborn skillfully plays with tension. I loved the way she builds up the story. There's always a certain level of suspense and slowly it gets out of hand until it explodes, which is done in a fantastic way. I really loved the ending of the story. It's unexpected and suits the rest of the book, as I Call Upon Thee has many surprising twists and turns. I was frightened by the subject matter and could easily imagine Maggie's fascination with the graveyard and the board. It felt natural and realistic, which made the story even more sinister for me. I Call Upon Thee is a compelling story filled with darkness, shadows and occult mysteries.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago