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Thom Kindred suffers a stroke and returns to his childhood home to heal. Castle Bracken seems like a pastoral paradise, but almost immediately, Thom begins to experience strange things, both beautiful and frightening. Soon, he finds himself the inexplicable target of hostile magic, even as he begins to recover his childhood ability to perceive the creatures of faerie that inhabit the land. As he struggles to heal, Thom finds himself at the center of a cataclysmic struggle between good and evil that demands all his physical and spiritual strength to survive.
Herbert's fans may find this story, with its bare-bones plot and extended descriptions of the faerie world, slower-moving and more predictable than his more energetic works Others and The Fog). Explicit sex and scenes of Herbert's trademark disturbing horror (including every arachnophobe's nightmare) make this a fairy tale strictly for adults. --Roz Genessee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and James Herbert, My three favourite authors now I make the stipulation of EARLY James Herbert. Read morePublished on April 7 2012 by Altttuning
I really enjoyed this book...a fairytale that's definitely for adults. I enjoyed the dreamlike descriptions just as much as the shockingly graphic parts. Read morePublished on April 12 2004 by Helen Simpson
I really enjoy a book when I can root for the bad guy. This is one of those books. I cannot stress enough the importence of getting emotionally involved when I read a book. Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2004 by Debs
I found that this book kept me interested but wasn't great. It was certainly unsettling in parts, but not nearly as scary as The Dark, The Survivor and his classics. Read morePublished on Aug. 20 2003 by Timothy A. Buchanan
I found Herbert's latest novel to be completely absorbing. The premise is classic. The crippled protagonist finds hiself stranded amidst gothic horrors with limited abilities to... Read morePublished on Feb. 7 2003 by rob kenamond
I just discovered James Herbert a few months ago and I found he has written a whole bunch of books. I have read The Others and I highly recommend it also. Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2003 by Jenna Leigh
If you are fan of Herbert's or just like good horror/suspense, his newest work will not disappoint.Published on Jan. 13 2003 by Scott MacEslin
What was James Herbert thinking? This novel is part fantasy, part horror and with a chunk of soft porn thrown in as well. And none of it works. Read morePublished on Dec 17 2002 by Nick Brett