Sunday, May 1, 2016

Dreadedin Chronicles: The Nameless City [Novella Review]

Genre - Horror
Year Published - 2015
Length - 84 (digital) pages
Written by David Dubrow

Rating: 4 Skulls

Plot Summary:
Paige Ashton is an ordinary teenager, just trying to get through highschool. Friendless, she's socially invisible until bizarre occurrences put her in the spotlight. When disaster strikes on Halloween, why is everyone looking for her?

College freshman Ryan Kincaid is living a lie: he pretends to go to class but hangs out and drinks with his friends instead. He's never had to work for anything in his life, so how is he going to save his family from a fate worse than death?

Soon, they'll have to face cannibal zombies, a horrible sleeping sickness, and an ancient evil hundreds of millions of years old, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.

With the short size of this story, I cannot say a whole lot other than I want more of it! (Hopefully, with this being "The Dreadedin Chronicles" there is more coming.)

The prologue of the story is superb!
(The best thing that Dubrow has written, in my opinion.)
It immediately sucks you into the story and keeps you wanting more.

My only fault with this story is that it felt a little too rushed (like there was a lot left on the cutting room floor, so to speak). Conflicts seemed too easily resolved, for instance. I would have liked to have had this story lengthened and fleshed out a bit more, but other than that, I was still thoroughly entertained the entire read.

If you are a fan of Lovecraftian horror, then this will most likely be the best buck that you spend this month!


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