Terror befalls a rural Chinese village when an ancient evil awakens from its slumber. Within days, the villagers start transforming into horribly deformed blobs of skin with an unslakable hunger for human flesh. The town is soon overrun by an ever-growing mass of skin that devours livestock, houses, and people.
The Chinese government calls in Professor Davis Nickels to investigate the otherworldly horror. A centenarian, occultist, and professor of archaeology, Davis is no stranger to the paranormal, having spent a lifetime battling monsters from beyond human understanding. But age is catching up to the old professor, and this new threat is bigger than anything he's ever faced. With the help of two graduate students and the Chinese military, he sets off to thwart the ancient menace before it can engulf the world.
|Publisher:||Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Got this on a whim as I had a Barnes and Noble gift card and free shipping. Was surprised at how good it is! In-depth descriptions with discussions that seem real, from three-dimensional characters that all serve a purpose, this book holds visceral horror to a fine art. The creatures, Children of Flesh, are horrid amalgamations of skin, fat, and muscle to form shapeless bodies that crush their impending meals. The protagonist is a dark hero with a wry sense of humor and a veritable plethora of information without being a complete infodump. Check it out, as it's worth reading if you have the coin.