- An exploding star, bright enough to be seen in the daytime sky, heralds Christ's rebirth on our world.
For ages, the Prince of Darkness has waited for two such events, to launch his catastrophic plan of final vengeance against God.
David Downey is the author of the short story collection, Goddess, and the apocalyptic horror novel, The Alpha And The Omega.
He currently lives in San Jose, California, where he works as an engineer, to support his career as a writer.
He is working on his next novel.
That fateful event is the snowflake that triggers an avalanche of an alternative history spanning 2,300 years, marking the end of ancient Greece as we know it, and resulting in a Sparta ascendant.
And now in modern times, Xenophon, Sparta’s Ambassador to the United States, must use all his strength, wits, and cunning to quell an escalating crisis between a crippled US and a Spartan Empire all too eager for war.
Written with the narrative tension of The Road and the exquisite terror of classic Stephen King, Bird Box is a propulsive, edge-of-your-seat horror thriller, set in an apocalyptic near-future world—a masterpiece of suspense from the brilliantly imaginative Josh Malerman.
Something is out there . . .
Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.
Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now, that the boy and girl are four, it is time to go. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat—blindfolded—with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them. But is it man, animal, or monster?
Engulfed in darkness, surrounded by sounds both familiar and frightening, Malorie embarks on a harrowing odyssey—a trip that takes her into an unseen world and back into the past, to the companions who once saved her. Under the guidance of the stalwart Tom, a motely group of strangers banded together against the unseen terror, creating order from the chaos. But when supplies ran low, they were forced to venture outside—and confront the ultimate question: in a world gone mad, who can really be trusted?
Interweaving past and present, Josh Malerman’s breathtaking debut is a horrific and gripping snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page.