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Publisher's Summary

A new master of terror reigns supreme, and in his most horrifying novel yet, the clash between good and evil explodes in an apocalyptic showdown few will survive.

From a funfest to a bloodfest….

Each year, the residents of Pine Deep host the Halloween Festival, drawing tourists and celebrities from across the country to enjoy the deliciously creepy fun. Those who visit the small Pennsylvania town are out for a good time, but those who live there are desperately trying to survive.

For a monstrous evil lives among them, a savage presence whose malicious power has grown too powerful even for death to hold it back. Only a handful of brave souls stand against the King of the Dead and a red wave of destruction. Daylight is fading, and a bad moon is rising over Pine Deep. Keep watching the shadows.

Jonathan Maberry is the multiple Bram Stoker Award–winning author of Ghost Road Blues, the first of a trilogy of thrillers with a supernatural bite. A professional writer and writing teacher, he has sold more than one thousand articles, seventeen nonfiction books, six novels, and two plays.

Keep chilled: listen to more in the Pine Deep trilogy.
©2008 Jonathan Maberry (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“One of the best supernatural thrillers of recent years.” (John Connolly, New York Times best-selling author)

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  • Margaret
  • wurtsboro, NY, United States
  • 11-13-12

Awesome

Great series, crazy even - Jonathan at his best!!!! I wont be a spoiler, but WOW

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  • Steven
  • Simi Valley, CA, United States
  • 07-01-12

It all comes together in Book 3!

Well, having invested several weeks listening to Jonathan Mayberry drag the reader through a rough first volume in Ghost Road Blues, and begin to mature as both a writer and storyteller in Book 2, Dead Man's Song, he finally hit his stride in Book 3 of The Pine Deep Trilogy, Bad Mon Rising. Not only is the plotting much more fluid but the overall storytelling has greatly improved since Book 1, and Mr. Mayberry throws every gruesome thing he can come up with at the reader as he brings all the warewolves, vampires of various kinds (including the zombie-esque "dead heads") and some new characters that liven up the storyline into the mix to make for a much faster paced and much, much more entertaining end to his trilogy of novels. I've beat on Mr. Weiner, the reader, in the previous two volumes' reviews for his stilted way of interpreting the story and it's characters, so I feel obliged to give him props in this final book as he seemed to have gained a better idea of how to read horror fiction. Again, fair warning: when I used the word "gruesome", I meant it. Even for horror fiction, which I've been reading since my youth, I don't think I've read/listened to a more overall dark and bloody story than Bad Moon Rising, not even in all the zombie fiction I read. No readers, this one is downright, well, gruesome! I hope that one day Mr. Mayberry will revisit Pine Deep now that his writing abilities have found their stride in the horror & thriller genres represented in the Joe Ledger series. So if you have made it through Books 1 & 2 of The Pine Deep Trilogy, you will be rewarded with this final installment. Just don't listen while eating. Never while eating.

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Maberry does it again..Excellent!!!

Would you listen to Bad Moon Rising again? Why?

Yes- characters are intriguing and story is compelling.

What other book might you compare Bad Moon Rising to and why?

You know that is really hard... I like the fantasy/sci-fi/horroresque novels and the way Jonathan writes and the characters he develops are very unique! I just like his style!

Which character – as performed by Tom Weiner – was your favorite?

Malcolm Crow of course!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Jonathan does such a good job with his character development that I found myself getting internally angry with Ruger and Vic Wingate!

Any additional comments?

Great book... I highly recommend the Joe Ledger series!!!

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  • Shawn
  • Temperance, MI, United States
  • 11-03-11

Climax of the Trilogy! lights, camera, Blood.

Finally, the conclusion to the pine deep trilogy. The first two books left alot of open questions, here is where they are all answered. Great job Mr Maberry.

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  • Terryc
  • Peoria, IL, United States
  • 10-08-17

What a story to leave you hungry for more

it's a story that captures your heart once twice three times in each of the the books the books hold your whole heart mind and soul and then leave you hungry in the end to find out more about what's about the story

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Great trilogy

I really love this trilogy. For all 3 books I found myself walking my dogs a bit longer so I could continue to listen to the story. If you enjoy Stephen King books and The Passage trilogy I recommend you try the Pine Deep trilogy.

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Great conclusion to trilogy

Excellent conclusion to the trilogy. I cannot say too much without giving it away, but there are definitely nods to other, older horror books. If you liked the first two books, this is the perfect recap. I also liked the narrator.

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Zombies and Vampires and Werewolves (oh my)

Lot's of fun. The whole trilogy is a monster-madness dream with interesting insights into they creature mythology, straying from Hollywood tropes, and Maberry was definitely stretching his action/adventure muscles throughout much of these stories. Would not have worked as a single, IT sized volume, so that's good, but this 3rd novel is definitely the payoff, the reason you read the other two.

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Excellent

Book was well written, well developed and thought through. Cool integration of traditional folk lore.

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Oh wow

This final book is a roller coaster ride. I caution you, don't get your hopes up....and do not listen in the dark.