They're the only humans. But they're not alone.
Adam Hayes pilots a small team to a remote Antarctic research station. Their mission: to investigate the loss of communications. Once there, the group of five find the station deserted, the radio smashed, and several strange piles of empty clothing. Forced to stay the night by a blinding snowstorm, they set out to solve the mystery of the missing crew. Eventually they will learn the horrifying truth-the station is not empty after all, and something unimaginable, dug up from the deep ice, roams the complex. Now they must fight for their lives against a cunning, thinking monster-and those who would unleash this terror on the rest of the world.
A cure worse than the disease.
Dr. Edward Hamline runs a clinic for terminally ill orphans. Over many years he has secretly experimented on the children using materials retrieved from Antarctica. He hopes to exploit the astounding healing properties while eliminating the fatal side effects. Unfortunately, without the correct DNA match, he has achieved only minimal results, which always turns to failure. He arranges to have Brandon Dahl, a boy whose past may lead to success, moved to his clinic. But others know of Dr. Hamline's evil experiments and want to stop him and save Brandon and the other children. All the while, a monster is on the loose.
|Publisher:||Gabriel's Horn Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)|
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This story had me glued to it right from the beginning. It started off in Antarctica and for a few pages I was briefly reminded of another story of scientists faced with horror in that inhospitable environment (namely John Carpenter’s film ‘The Thing’), but I soon realized this was a very different story. The plot takes place in two different times, in two different locations. The ancient life form has lain dormant for millennia and the horrific way it attacks its victims was both original and scary. The characters throughout – whether adult or child, acted and behaved authentically. For me, the switch of plot from the time and location of Part One to that of Part Two worked well and I had no idea how the author would resolve the story. I can understand why some readers might feel apprehensive about the apparent meshing of two stories into one, but from my perspective, this was most definitely one complete story. In short, the two parts needed to come together to make a whole, just as much as… No, I’m not giving you a spoiler here. You’ll have to read it for yourself. I recommend that you do. This is a novel that will appeal to both horror and sci-fi readers. There’s science in here and horrific chills, thrills and suspense aplenty. Loved it!
Good character development, great use of the artic location to build tension and where most horror stories end this one follows through to the end. Think of it as having the sequel built in. It was a bit odd at first to experience that, but I really ended up enjoying it. Highly recommended.
I love stories like this , worth reading
Different kinda scary.
Monster is a disjointed collection of two stories with a faint connection between them. While the first part of the book holds high hopes, the second doesn’t deliver at all. When they lose contact with an Antarctic research station, Adam Hayes pilots a small team to the station, to check out what happened, and why communication with the station was lost. But the five find something horrifying instead, with the station deserted and the radio smashed. A snowstorm forces them to spend the night, and while searching through the compound, they start finding what remains of the researchers that once inhabited the station. They learn that something terrible roams the complex, and now the monster is out to get them. The book is long, probably too long. The first half of it focuses on the research station and on Adam trying to survive. The POV switches often from one character to another, leaving little time to actually get to know them, or care for them. Then halfway through, we make a twelve year time jump and are introduced to a whole new set of characters. It’s annoying, and it drags on the plot, while I wouldn’t have minded if it ended after the first part. It means a lot of build up, having to meet a new cast of characters two times, and in general, it doesn’t work too well. If the book had stopped after the first part, I would’ve given it a higher rating. The second part was too dull, and too much of a struggle to get through. The story do overlap eventually, but it’s not enough to warrant the latter half. It feels like two books sloppily glued together. As for the first part, it is good and definitely has some merits. The writing is enjoyable for the most part, and we do get a suspenseful build up. I liked the monster – it was original, and rather scary. While I didn’t feel much of a connection to the characters, I did enjoy the plot. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.