Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Cimmerians [Novella Review]

Theresa Jacobs' follow-up to The Followers

Genre - Horror/Novella(?)
Year Published - 2018
Length - 150 (digital) pages
Written by +Theresa Jacobs

Plot Summary:
When Emersyn fled the big city for a quieter life in the Midwest, she left all her troubles behind – or so she thought. She quickly discovers her quaint new home has a past of its own. Ten years prior a young woman killed herself inside the front door. Since that fateful day, the locals avoided the house. Not one to believe in the supernatural, Emersyn, along with a new friend, take it upon themselves to conduct a seance for answers.
They get much more than they bargained for when they awaken an ancient evil. The same evil that haunted the past resident. 
Now they must scramble with little time to stop it. When Emersyn's past comes back to haunt her, and innocent people get hurt, she has nowhere to turn. Until a police officer inserts himself into her life, together they will do what they can to put an end to the deadly shadows forever.
Can evil this powerful ever truly die?

Theresa Jacobs has done it again! Her short story The Followers is my favorite story that she has written. (Do not worry - it is included at the end of the book. In fact, I recommend jumping to the back of the book and reading the short story before diving into The Cimmerians)

From the excellent poem that opens the book to the cliffhanger ending - this is one that should not be missed!

You will connect with Jacobs' characters right away, making the fear that they feel much more tangible. This is a tense, atmospheric story and the way that it ends leaves you wanting more!

Rating: 5/5 Skulls

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