The Revelation

The Revelation

by Bentley Little

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Overview

For the town of Randall, Arizona, the terror starts quietly, oddly--a senile woman in her eighties becomes pregnant.

Then the town's beloved minister mysteriously disappears, leaving his church and home hideously defiled by blasphemous obscenities scrawled in blood.

Farmers going out to their fields in the morning find their herds of goats slaughtered. Then, as the terror intensifies, the farmers themselves are massacred.

The town begins to smell of death, and the trust which has bound neighbors to one another turns to ashes.

But the relentless tide of death is only an augury of a far more unspeakable cataclysm.

A stranger arrives, an itinerant preacher with mad eyes and an elemental presence named Brother Elias. He seeks out three men: the sheriff, tough, no nonsense Jim Weldon; the new minister, a gentle God-fearing soul named Father Andrews; and Gordon Lewis, a young newlywed whose pregnant wife Marina is the unknowing center of the coming fury.

Together, these people must face an implacable force of evil as old as the world and as relentless as the desert sun...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151474504
Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications
Publication date: 05/20/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 382
Sales rank: 448,618
File size: 490 KB

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Revelation 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth reading, good but not great.
Lucidreader More than 1 year ago
I started reading Bentley Little years ago. This was actually the second time I have read The Revelation, and I am glad I did. It has rich characters, and a very unique horror twist. I read it in two sittings. I highly recommend Bentley Little' stories. I hope Dominion comes out as a Nookbook soon.
Lame on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A little over the top, but a fun and interesting read nonetheless.
endersreads on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I can't help but take "Revelation" as a commentary on abortion. If you were to count the number of times the word "abortion" comes up in this novel, it would be... quite a few.I had a hard time with the first part of the novel. I could find no direction in it. Just as I had decided the novel was ridiculous nonsense, it picked up in intensity and I finished it out in the sitting. Let me say that as a person who dislikes children and babies, I was pretty horrified by the whole of the story. I have actually had a dream like Gordon's dream. Just as in his, babies were in the tops of pine trees, only they were not in swings, but hanging upside-down from the tops of them as though gravity had been reversed for them. As Gordon was to rescue them in his, I was to rescue them in mine. Reading your own dream laid out in a horror novel is pretty damned creepy.Brother Elias impressed me with his knowledge of the scriptures, though his quotes occasionally seemed out of place and irrelevant. I would wager Little has little actual biblical knowledge. Therein did show some sharp witticisms¿I liked the subordinate wife scripture Brother Elias shared with the pseudo-eunuch Gordon. I also liked the small jab at Episcopalian preaching. Those church-goers amongst you will know exactly what I reference. Overall, this was indeed a work of horror. I felt a sense of dread throughout. At one point in reading I heard something walking on the roof. I hope it was not a fetus. Not recommended for pregnant women.
dawsong on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good and evil was not invented by religion. Religion was invented to explain it. Dead babies' souls are collected to aid the side of evil. Predatory babies are creepy, but a little hard to take seriously even as they rip out your jugular.
cathst on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
narration was odd, changed pov without notice, always took me away from the flow of the story. character and dialogue were more consistent and realistic in this novel than his others.
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RolandDM More than 1 year ago
Pretty good, kind of scary. Conclusion was a little weak. But interesting concept for sure.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Reading 'The Revelation' was my first attempt at finding new horror authors. I had heard good things about Mr. Little and this one seemed to be one of his more praised books. Overall, I felt that this story was very average. The monsters in the book were a bit out of the ordinary, but were also not very scary. A lot of events kept building and promising great horror to come, but I felt the book never really delivered. The monsters were not scary to me. I didn't really connect with the characters, and it took no unexpected twists to put it up there with the 'masters' of horror like Stephen King, Clive Barker and Dean Koontz. If you haven't read a lot of great horror, this could be mildly entertaining, but for those that want a real shock look elsewhere.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bentley Little has yet another masterpiece in this one. Definitely something that will keep you on your toes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book flows real well. The chapters are short and to the point and the whole thing lays out like a movie on paper. It's easy to visualize and fun to read. Towards the end it gets pretty chaotic, almost as if the writer had a target number of words and was trying to squeeze everything into that frame. But you won't want to put it down either.
Lindsie More than 1 year ago
I am a huge horror fan and have read a few Bentley Little books. This is my third (not my fav.) I guess what I didnt like so much about it was the fact that he used dead fetuses as the monsters in this book. But I guess if you have read his books you would see that he goes far beyond normal to get his killers. In any event the characters were believeable, I enjoyed Brother Elias and Gordon and Marina. I was glad to see that in the end they lived "Happily Ever After". If your a fan of his work I would read this one, its a bit gruesome but thats what makes a good horror novel!
Guest More than 1 year ago
.....WHAT MORE CAN I SAY. cHECK THIS ONE OUT , ITS WORTH THE READ.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story was really interesting up until the end (similar to The Association). I don't want to be harsh because maybe I just don't understand horror fiction yet (I'm used to reading psychological thrillers). For me, the idea of unborn babies (basically, fetuses) crawling around and killing (eating people alive) didn't really scare me or seem entertaining. Finally, a handful of grown men and some preacher engage in a war against these fetuses and a HUGE baby emerging out of the ground. If Mr. Little has children, I hope they were not the source for his inspiration in writing this novel. The plot is creepy, not scary (in my opinion). Judge for yourself. It's won an award, so what do I know? If you like the idea of unborn fetuses eating people alive, you will love this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first Bentley Little book I've read and I was extremely impressed!!! Little captures the reader by his intricate detail and managability of each character. Each setting is well thought out and and described in a way that a perfect picture can be seen by the reader. One of the scariest books I've ever read and I've read alot of horror. This is a bit gory but if you can get past that you'll be fine.