Vampyrrhic Rites by Simon Clark
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review: VAMPYRRHIC RITES by Simon Clark
This is one scary novel, and the frights never let up. Although the evil is vampiric, they aren't so in the ordinary sense. Lost in the midst of antiquity, a Viking settlement in what eventually became North Yorkshire flooded; the inhabitants went willingly, charged by their god and enabled to become undead. So they drowned, and inhabited the bottom of Lazarus Deep, as the lake came to be called. Eventually they await a descendant of the Viking chieftain, to lead them as an undead army, to conquer.
Accomplished author Simon Clark delivers multiple layers of frights and terrors, developing his characters in detailed depth while he virtually turns readers' hair white with terror.
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