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Ben McKelvie had a good job, a nice house, a beautiful fiancé...until a bloodthirsty shape-shifter took everything away. Ever since, he's been chasing supernatural phenomena all across the country, aided by dedicated zoologist Lindsay Clark and wealthy cryptozoologist Richard Severance.

Now, they face their deadliest challenge yet. In the New Jersey Pine Barrens, a man named Henry Drexler operates a private compound called Välkommen, which is Swedish for "welcome". Indeed, Drexler welcomes all visitors - so long as they're racists, neo-Nazis, or otherwise in cahoots with the alt-right. But Drexler is no mere Hitler wannabe. Once he was Severance's mentor, and his research may well have summoned a monster to the Pine Barrens.

To find out the truth, Ben and Lindsay must enter the camp incognito. There, under the watchful eyes of Drexler's bodyguards and sociopathic son, they will learn that the most dangerous beasts lurk in the human heart.

©2017 William Schweigart (P)2017 Tantor

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Trilogy loses it's steam

Doesn't hold up to the previous novels, I felt like it dragged until the last five chapters.It focused too much in the infiltration of the Nazi camp of the antagonist then the supernatural aspect that gave the other two novels there charm.The story seemed to weak compared to the other two towards the end alot of stuff seemed rush and to coincidental.Couldve send Ben and Lindsay a better farewell than this they deserve each other more than friends Mr.Schweigart gay or not.

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  • 01-27-18

Couldn't finish it.

As another reader/listener said: "it loses steam". It does lose steam. a lot of it in my opinion. The first two books I enjoyed. The beings brought into the world were creative in the first two books.---- This is a spoiler ---- the monster in this one was a golem? Seriously? If you don't know what that is you may like the book, but those who do know will also know how a golem behaves. After I found out what the creature was I started lose interest. I feel like the author focuses more on the female character being gay than the story. I don't like books that deal with that and heterosexual stuff also. I don't read it for smut. I want to know more about the supernatural creatures. That was what got me interested in the books to begin with. The first one was the best. The second one wasn't bad, but you can tell it started to lose a little steam. The third one just peters on out like the author just tried to wrap it up and got bored. This series might be for some, but it wasn't for me.

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EXCELLENT TRILOGY

I loved all three of this trilogy im sad for it to end,great story,great author,great ending! I really hope its not truelly over

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Okay

Some of the passages in the story are a bit wordy and long winded. I guess it the emotion he is attempting to convey. Story wise I was surprised to find that this one brings the two previous stories around to center on an ending. Nicely done.

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The Trilogy Ends With The Scariest Chapter

What did you love best about The Devil's Colony?

The characters. You get to feel that you know them as friends.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ben - he is our everyman and most realistic as far as his reactions go.
Runner up: Gus (We all need more Gus)

Which character – as performed by Will Damron – was your favorite?

Ben - as noted above. He is very relatable and a guy you might want to hang out with.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. If I had the time I certainly would have. Very engrossing.

Any additional comments?

In my opinion: This time the human monsters are scarier than the ones from folklore. This chapter of the trilogy creeped me out more than either of the previous chapters.

This ends the trilogy and on a fitting note too, regarding all the characters.
BUT...
I would LOVE to see another trilogy if the author could come up with another good storyline. More please.

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Delightfully Devilish Wrap-up

Fabulously frenetic conclusion... I love this series, and this book certainly delivered on my expectations... Wonderful banter, thrilling pace, and quirkily inimitable characters... Monsters in plain site is the theme... Who needs paranormal when you have so many run o' the mill monsters hanging around... Nice build up, and the latter half grabs you by the throat and tosses you about liberally... Several WTF moments, and the climax was fantastical as it should have been... I'm gonna truly miss these characters and the non traditional family they form, but greedily await what Mr. Schweigart has in store for us next... Humor masterfully mixed w/ the heebie jeebies I'm sure;). Narration is acceptable, but many will find it on the slow side, I found the flow very nice at 1.5x... If you've enjoyed the series so far you'll gobble this one up, if not, go ahead and start at the beginning, you'll thank me...

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