During an archaeological dig, a hidden chamber filled with the skulls of children is discovered At first glance they seem to have been there for thousands of years but closer examination reveals a shocking secret The opening of the chamber triggers a series of horrific murders, each victim mutilated and their entrails used to form a different letter of the alphabet Who is behind this outrage And how is it linked to a subterranean chamber thousands of years old Inspector Stephen Wallace must unmask this crazed killer Is it the sadistic thug responsible for organising a series of barbaric dog fights The mysterious recluse who holds Black Mass orgies for drug addicted teenagers Or is it, in fact, something much worse An evil so old, so vile and so powerful that it threatens to engulf everyone who comes near it For Wallace, and possibly for the whole human race, time is running out fast Something evil is waiting Something monstrous is loose...
|Publisher||:||Caffeine Nights Publishing November 6, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||266 pages|
|File Size||:||784 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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First time reading Shaun Hutson books. I enjoyed this story; just wished the author could have expanded more on the individual backgrounds of the characters....especially Dexter...who seemed to have a vested interest in preserving "the Wood" that had been part of his family lineage.
Druids, Celts, human sacrifice, witchcraft, and throw in some dog fighting and stir. Oh My! "Relics" is a mixture of blood curdling horror and an important archeological find that leads to mutilation and child sacrifice. Shaun Hutson keeps the story going with such grim descriptions and scenery that you just have to keep reading to find out what happens next. AND the ending was NOT what I expected. As scary as it seems after finishing the story it made me wonder what I would do if the exact facts and supposed outcomes were put in front of me.
Relics is one of my favourite books,Shaun Hutson is one of the horror writers there is,
Relics is only the second book I have read by Shaun Hutson - the first being Compulsion - so I cannot compare it to his other books, but I thought that it was very good. Relics is genuinely scary in places and features truely nasty death scenes.
The unearthing of an ancient sacrificial site leads to a lot of ominous happenings and gruesome deaths. Relentless gore-- a person or animal is disemboweled about every thirty pages with clockwork regularity. Despite the onslaught of weird goings-on and the rash of mutilation deaths in this small town, the inhabitants do not seem unduly alarmed and, in fact, DO NOT EVEN TAKE ORDINARY PRECAUTIONS, resulting in people wandering around alone for a mysterious entity to kill them off one by one (!!!). Is this normal in Britain? I read the FORTEAN TIMES, which is full of inexplicable events, but they aren't so commonplace as to not raise an alarm, but I've never been to that country, so what do I know? The fact that mysterious stone tablets seem to have unearthly (and possibly deadly) properties does not deter an archeologist from deciphering its ancient script. There are also two or three false alarm scares, just like a bad horror movie. On the plus side, Hutson only uses the word "fusty" once...
I have read a number of his books, my favorite being Erebus. This one worked for because it was bleak, frightening and had a much better ending than ususal (much like Erebus.)
This was the first ever book i read of Shaun's, followed by Slugs and Breeding Ground, I have to say that I am absolutely hooked on his books, this one in particular was superb to read, had some very shocking moments in it, in fact some very very very shocking moments in it. Great and I cannot wait until he brings more out!!!