This adult horror story is based on northeastern Native American beliefs about such magical creatures as skinwalkers and shapeshifters. "Yah-ko" is Algonquian for "evil little men," goblin-like creatures that can shape-shift into animals. A Mohawk shaman describes them as the spawn of Gan-Nos-Guah, the human flesh eater. The Yah-ko are at war with the Nen-Us-Yoks, or "spirit dwarf people," the spawn of Oh-ke, the Earth Mother. Accurate research and a compelling story line make this book an entertaining, scary read.
Jamie Sutliff has turned a number of his stories into award-winning screenplays, including The Devil Wind, which won a Laurel Leaf for best screenplay at Hollywood’s Independent Film Festival; Yah-Ko, which won the Silver Award at the International Independent Film Awards; and Antidote Man, a semifinalist at the Hollywood Circus Road Film Festival.
Would you listen to Yah-Ko again? Why?
What other book might you compare Yah-Ko to and why?
I'm not really sure. It's kind of an "evil gnomes vs humans & owls" kind of story.
Which scene was your favorite?
When someone starts to change.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Ya, out of curiosity.
Any additional comments?
This book was fairly good. It's not scary, but interesting. It lost something with the introduction of immortal owls. It's not a horrible book, it's pretty creative. Some books I've listened to and forgot the entire book the next day because they were so boring. This is not one of them.
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