Author – Jonathan Janz.
Jonathan Janz grew up between a dark forest and a graveyard, which explains everything. Brian Keene named his debut novel The Sorrows “the best horror novel of 2012.” The Library Journal deemed his follow-up, House of Skin, “reminiscent of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and Peter Straub’s Ghost Story” Since then Jonathan’s work has been lauded by writers like Jack Ketchum, Edward Lee, Tim Waggoner, Bryan Smith, and Ronald Kelly. Novels like The Nightmare Girl, Wolf Land, Savage Species, and Dust Devils prompted Thunderstorm Books to sign Jonathan to an eleven-book deal and to give him his own imprint, Jonathan Janz’s Shadow Side. His novel Children of the Dark received a starred review in Booklist and was chosen by their board as one of the Top Ten Horror Books of the Year (August 2015-September 2016). Children of the Dark will soon be translated into German and has been championed by the Library Journal, the School Library Journal, and Cemetery Dance. In early 2017, his novel Exorcist Falls was released to critical acclaim. Jonathan’s primary interests are his wonderful wife and his three amazing children, and though he realizes that every author’s wife and children are wonderful and amazing, in this case the cliché happens to be true.
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Website – www.jonathanjanz.com
Twitter – @JonathanJanz
Publisher – Flame Tree Press
Pages – 304
The Blurb –
Ten writers are selected for a summer-long writing retreat with the most celebrated and reclusive author in the world. Their host is the legendary Roderick Wells. Handsome, enigmatic, and fiendishly talented, Wells promises to teach his pupils about writing, about magic, about the untapped potential that each of them possesses. Most of all, he plans to teach them about the darkness in their hearts.
The writers think they are signing up for a chance at riches and literary prestige. But they are really entering the twisted imagination of a deranged genius, a lethal contest pitting them against one another in a struggle for their sanity and their lives. They have entered into Roderick Wells’s most brilliant and horrible creation.
Today is my stop on The Dark Game blog tour. Many thanks to Anne Cater for the chance to read and review.
My thoughts – Wow this book is just awesome. An excellent read and is definitely one of the best books I have read this year.
A group of ten authors re invited to a retreat where one of them will be given a guaranteed book deal and instant fame as an accomplished author. However each author brings secrets with them. Things they would rather forget, so when their host, acclaimed author Roderick Wells, appears to know their inner most secrets, they panic. Slowly one by one the authors start disappearing, taking their secrets with them.
Creepy, gory and a fantastic book, that really is hard to put down. Can’t wait to read other books he has written.
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