Frank Hinkle is thrilled when he is unexpectedly released from prison, but after a few days in his hometown, he's going to wish he had stayed safely behind bars. Things have changed in Rook Mountain, Tennessee, since Frank went away. His brother Jake has been missing for seven years, a fact no one bothered to share with Frank. His fun-loving buddy Will is now a somber man known for his violent enforcement of the town's bizarre new laws. Frank's sister-in-law Christine has a freezer chest containing a collection of illegal objects and a severed head. As Frank will soon learn, the only thing worse than being in Rook Mountain is being outside of it. Outside of town is where the Unfeathered sing their terrible song and wait for night to fall.
©2014 P.T. Hylton (P)2014 P.T. Hylton
For those who enjoy high quality horror, time travel and nuanced near-future fantasy/science-fiction, it is difficult to find anything really new. I enjoy all these genres but only things that are high quality, really original, creative, and do not depend on sensationalism or Gore. This story is the first in these genres with really completely new ideas and surprises that I have come across in a long time. The whole idea of time is new, The monsters are completely original, and evil antagonist is also totally fresh for the genre (but not necessarily for real life – his closest analog has to be the typical politician). The closest parallel I can think of is to the work of the early Stephen King. I look forward to reading more from this author. Thus, I concur with the previous reviewer who said," Stop reading this review and just get the book!"
Justin Sloan is a video game writer, novelist, and screenwriter. He studied writing at the Johns Hopkins University MA in writing and UCLA.
This is another great book by PT Hylton. It's a fun story of suspense and time manipulation, with well developed characters and a fun, modern sort of magic system (if you want to call the items that). Great read, and fun audiobook.
Since discovering audible, my life is richer. I live in a small rural KS community, with higher than average IQ which can be a bad combo at times. Audible allows me to be myself.
I feel compelled to write a small narrative regarding this book. It's a unique book with some King characteristics. Crazy happenings that seem quite normal is the best way to describe it. I would have given 5 stars but the narration and the quality was less than perfect. I think this series could be one of the best if the author plays his cards right.
Story was good. Narrator was bad.
Buy the book on kindle don't try to listen to it.
Really very excited for the next installment. I can't wait for it to be available through whisper sync. Regulation 19 is of the most original stories I've read in a long time.
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