Because of the injury to my arm, I have tried to back off taking in new review books, but some I cannot resist…like The Cundy by R H Dixon. I do love a spooky story and the cover made me wonder what is hiding in The Cundy.
Memories of playing under the culvert come to mind as I read The Cundy. To me, that is always a sign of good things to come.
A mining village in England, Norse mythology, the occult, bullying…A monster in the dark. Sounds like a chilling read to me. I can see the creepiness. How about you?
A coming of age story, with subtle danger and eerie happenings.
I love how the family works through a horrible time and the loss of a mom and wife, trying to figure out how to go on.
I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of The Cundy by R H Dixon.
THERE’S SOMETHING IN THE DARK…
For fans of Stand By Me and IT, this standalone coming of age tale, set in an ex-mining village in the northeast of England in the mid-90s, blends Norse mythology and the occult.
‘When 13-year-old Sullivan Carter and his younger brother, Colton, are forced to hide from school bullies in the cundy (a water conduit in Castle Eden Dene), they are attacked by a terrifying creature which goes on to haunt their dreams.
Rumour has it that some older teens have been performing strange rituals at the cundy. As such, Sullivan is convinced that he and Colton are now being hunted by an ancient creature that’s been unleashed from its dark lair. A creature that’s been lurking since the time Scula the Danish Viking warlord ruled the area in the 900s.
When Colton begins to hear voices which draw him back to the cundy, he tells Sullivan he believes one of them belongs to their dead mother.
Sullivan must reach beyond his own profound grief in order to defend Colton and himself against the wily creature.
Does he have what it takes to defeat it? Or will he need to sacrifice himself in order to save his little brother?’
ABOUT R H DIXON
R. H. Dixon is a horror enthusiast who, when not escaping into the fantastical realms of fiction, lives in the northeast of England with her husband and two whippets. She is an active member of the Horror Writers Association.
When reading and writing she enjoys exploring the darknesses and weaknesses within the human psyche, and she loves good strong characters that are flawed and put through their paces. Her favourite authors include: Shirley Jackson, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Joe Hill, Ramsey Campbell, Paul Tremblay, Michelle Paver and Stephen King.
As well as reading and writing, she enjoys travelling (particularly wildlife-spotting jaunts involving bears, wolves and corvids), visiting spooky places, collecting animal skulls and drinking full-bodied red wine.
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