Dead of Winter

eBook
$6.50
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Format:
eBook
Length:
Plus Novel
Published:
October 4, 2011
ISBN:
9781609286491
$6.50
Categories:
Horror, Demons & Devils, Werewolves
Tags:
United states Demons & devils
Artist
Angela Waters
Editor
Don D'Auria
Description
A predator stalks the frozen woods.

At a fort deep in the Ontario wilderness in 1870, a ghastly predator is attacking colonists and spreading a gruesome plague—his victims turn into ravenous cannibals with an unending hunger for human flesh. Inspector Tom Hatcher has faced a madman before, when he tracked down Montreal’s infamous Cannery Cannibal. But can even he stop the slaughter this time?

In Montreal exorcist Father Xavier visits an asylum where the Cannery Cannibal is imprisoned. But the killer who murdered thirteen women is more than just a madman who craves human meat. He is possessed by a shape-shifting demon. Inspector Hatcher and Father Xavier must unravel a mystery that has spanned centuries and confront a predator that has turned the frozen woods into a killing ground where evil has come to feed. 

Reviews:

"Dead of Winter is a thrilling, wholly-engrossing read that masterfully crosses multiple genres and leaves the reader breathless. Moreland weaves one hell of a history lesson, rich with brilliant characters and incredible plot twists. Highly recommended!"
                - Brian Keene, bestselling author of The Last Zombie and Ghoul

“With Dead of Winter, Brian Moreland breathes disturbing new life into an ancient horror legend. Crisp dialogue, riventing action, and a skin-on-your-teeth pace. Wow!”
                - Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Patient Zero and 
                  Dead of Night

"This is one hell of a great read."
                - Nate Kenyon, award-winning author of The ReachSparrow Rock, and 
                  StarCraft Ghost: Spectres
Reviews
Frazer L -
Brian Moreland's visceral blend of historical horrors, intimate chills and macabre mythology makes for an exciting, nerve rattling excursion into the very darkest of winters. Brace yourself for a finale as vivid as blood on snow...
Marty S -
After reading the synopsis, you might get the impression that this book involves snow-covered zombies, and there is enough similarity to thrill fans of The Walking Dead, but the ‘Z’ word is never mentioned because the horrors in this book are something different entirely. Dead of Winter taps into a variety of things that make a person sit on the edge of their seat. Our hero is in a strange land investigating a murder, the terrain is cold and hostile, and people appear to be turning into cannibals for no apparent reason. What do you do when your mother/father/daughter/son suddenly has a craving for human flesh? When you’re stranded in an isolated, snowed-in outpost in 1870′s Canada? Moreland delivers a tense, detail-filled story that will keep you up through the night as you follow Inspector Tom Hatcher through the frozen wasteland in search of a killer that seems to be reaching out beyond the grave. The attention to detail made for a spectacular story that made me feel like I was right there in Canada with the characters. Moreland such a fantastic job of describing the harsh elements that our hero faces that you’ll probably be shivering yourself. The character of Hatcher was very detailed and I was impressed with the backstory that allows you to feel everything he’s going through. Hatcher is plagued by a dark history that contains a lot of spilled blood and you’ll sympathize with him as faces this new challenge. The other main character, Father Xavier, is also a well-rounded character with a background that lends considerable weight to the situation he finds himself in. Xavier’s story takes place through the beginning part of the book as a solo investigation, and while it’s not bad, the character really starts to shine when circumstances have him team up with Hatcher. If you normally steer clear of books within the horror genre because you believe the stories are all the same and the characters are nothing but one-dimensional cannon fodder, then you really should give Dead of Winter a try because it will make a believer out of you.
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