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"Spine-tingling to the max. Mike Kalvoda is a talent to watch."
-- Marianne Maddalena, producer (Scream, The Hills Have Eyes)
"Kalvoda's prose lures you into a classic world of foggy moors and ghostly hags. Banshee is a literary treat haunted by Dickens and Poe."
-- Eduardo Sanchez, director (The Blair Witch Project)
"Heralds the arrival of a truly gifted writer. An ambitious nightmare woven with elegance and filled with absolute terror."
-- Jeffrey Reddick, writer/creator (Final Destination)
"... Breathes fiery life new life into the timeless legend. An atmospheric journey through time, filled with horrors that are at once mystical and utterly human."
-- Chiller Television Network (chillertv.com)
"As terrifying as it is ambitious, which is to say: very. I tore right through it!"
-- Dave Holmes, FX Network
"I hear music. The pace and rhythm of the writing are so cool that I can hear the score as I read... An epic you will not soon forget. Bravo, Mike."
-- Harry Manfredini, composer
Three generations of an Irish clan attempt to escape the curse of the Banshee. For nearly two centuries, the Galway estate has been a coveted jewel of the Emerald Isle. But within its opulent yet strange grounds, whispers of shattered love and unspeakable sin are guarded by a specter both living yet unborn... a creature of this world -- and that which lays beyond... an entity whose very breath can send your soul to Hell.
Harken back to an Ireland of undiscovered lore: a sacred time bound by God, family, land - and the profound depths of darkest legend. Spared an unthinkable fate, Finola O'Grady found herself shipped away to a palatial, arranged marriage. Beaten down by the shame of religious persecution, John Cavanaugh fled the prisons of Britain, thinking he'd found a hidden Eden. Their destinies forever entwined, bringing forth one of the greatest horror icons of all time.
Now the Cavanaughs descendants must confront their worst fears -- the truth of their inheritance written in blood, a nightmare-inducing journey spanning one hundred and seventy-five years; a terrifying, candlelit saga through shrouded moors, eerie estates, purgatorial woods, and hushed resting places where even the dead are not safe.
"Heed the voice send: o' moors clear thee,
From the day's end 'til clock strikes three."
The witching hour is upon us. Tread carefully.
The last scream you hear won't be your own.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1475187335