There is an ancient evil lurking in the mountains of California. One peak over from Friendly, California, there is another, darker place. In that place there are two churches. Displaced from a time and place far distant, an ancient carving watches from an alcove above the door of a broken-down, nearly forgotten church. When the evil it embodies reaches out and snags the soul of Silas Greene, roots creep down into the mountain and out into everything they touch. There is another church on the mountain. It is made of stone, carved into the stone of the mountain, and also all but forgotten.
A message goes out to Abraham Carlson. "He's Back. Come home, boy." When young Abraham returns to the mountain, and to that stone church, a battle is rejoined that should have ended decades in the past. When the cleansing began - and was never completed. The only question is, does Abraham have the strength? Or will he, and everyone he loves, fall into the depths of those evil, ancient eyes?
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This book is fast paced and full of rituals and mystery.Abe is getting mail and phone calls telling him to go home.Home is a place where there are two churches, one good and one evil.Abe is descended from the keeper of the good church and when evil awakens he is the only one with any chance of saving the day.A fantastic read...or listen as the case may be.John Lee narrates with wonderful success!
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Good versus Evil in the Calfornia backwoods!
It was a very good listen. Very atmospheric writing style and a slow buildup so everything wasn't revealed in the first chapters of the book. The story was very interesting and I wanted to know how it was going to unfold as the book wore on through several twists.
Can't think of one particular book it matches per se, the story is a simple one of good vs. evil which is found in many books of the horror genre, in some ways his atmospheric story and writing style did remind me of Dennis Wheatley and his early occult novels from the 1930's The Devil Rides out and To the Devil A Daughter.
Abe Carlson. Very good voice acting for the male characters in general.
Again I would say Abraham Carlson. He is a somewhat reluctant hero who is drawn to fight a repeat of the battle his father lost against an ancient evil many years ago.
A very good book with a dark brooding feel running through it. I would be interested to read more from the author David Niall Wilson.
This review is from my review copy of the audiobook, and is unbiased.