After the sun would go down, I’d hear them out there, back by the shed, shrieking their twisted, warbling cries out there in the night, followed by squeals of whatever prey they’d managed to hunt down.
When his rural farm becomes overrun with terrifying beasts called Warblers capable of eating livestock, dogs, and even people, 14-year-old Dell McDale’s life is torn asunder. He watches through the eyes of a boy on the verge of becoming a man, as his father is forced to go to awful lengths to rid the family home of the infestation, culminating in a confrontation between Dell and a local bully-turned-soldier on a night that will change everyone involved, forever.
The Warblers is a mysterious tale of a young man learning what fear can do to people and what happens when, in order to fight monsters, one must side with another monster.
"Amber Fallon is a force to be reckoned with, delivering kick-ass action and intense emotion in generous measures!" (Christine Morgan)
I’m not quite sure what happened here and it ended a wee abruptly, but I liked it.
Liked it a lot.
There are things that have taken up residence in the barn. They make weird noises at night and you shouldn’t get too close to them for fear of getting hurt.
They are the pests of the most extreme variety. You can feel the hunger coming off them. And they smell.
Time to call the exterminators. Time to call the Charcoal Cowboys.
They’ll take care of it.
That’s what they do.
A quick and well written, atmospheric, creature feature and an author that I am looking forward to reading more from. Nice!