Following the story of an ex-Jesuit priest obsessed with fighting the forces of darkness, the tale takes us to a small mining town outside England where the old mines have been filled with evil. Originally the background of children being forced to work in the mines provides an interesting explanation, until the `real' explanation is given by Guy N. Smith toward the end of the book. I won't ruin the read for you by telling you what it is. Just trust me that it was more than a little pat, and tired.
The story could have been stronger, but sadly, the most original part of this novel is the wickedly illustrated cover. It doesn't help that the text is broken up by a preponderance of explanation points, and entire sections of story and dialogue are italicized for no apparent reason.
If you're looking for a kitchy, fun read, something that screams " I was written in the 80's!" this is the horror novel for you. But, if you're looking for a well-written or executed piece of horror fiction, but might do well to look elsewhere.