Richard Schiver was our Spooktacular Author of the Month in October 2013. His stories grab hold of you and leave you wishing you could sleep with your eyes open. This one is no different.
Beware the storm, it’s watching…
Genre: Paranormal, Horror, Suspense
Book Length (Est.): 184 Pages
When she was ten she made a promise to that which inhabits the winter storm. Now she’s twenty-six and pregnant, and the White Walker has returned to collect his due.
For Teddy his first day as shift supervisor could not have come at a worst time. A severe blizzard has shut down the region as old man winter refuses to relinquish his grip. Only ten percent of his team has shown up for work, and he learns upon arriving that one of his first duties that day will be to fire his girlfriend.
He believes it can’t get any worse than it already is. That is until one of his people dies at the hands of a legendary creature that inhabits the blizzard. A prehistoric deity once worshiped by ancient man on the vast Siberian plains. Brought to these shores by Russian immigrants seeking a better life in the deep coalmines that once dotted the hills around the Appalachian Mountain town of Frostburg.
Cut off from the outside world, stalked by a creature from the past, the survivors are forced to abandon the safety of a building that has been stressed to the breaking point.
But how does one escape a winter storm?
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Beware the snow storm as it carries with it darkness and death. The White One wants what is owed him and he’ll go through any and every one who gets in the way during the process.
Unlike Richard’s previous books we’ve read this one at least has survivors. But the only way to find out who is to read it. And no, you cannot read it with your eyes covered. Trust me, I tried it!
There are so many characters that I don’t want to go into names, but every single one of them has a daunting secret. They may have tried to forget the past, but the White One knows their weaknesses and will use them to get what he wants.
Downside is that each character’s secret is written out as if it were happening right then. For me it was too many leaps to the past. It would be easy to get lost or confused if you don’t read the entire book in one day.
My Favorite Moment: When Cody sacrifices himself to save someone he cares about. With the secret triangled tryst and his feelings about what could possibly be, his actions definitely caught my attention.
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