No one believed little Toby Fenner when he described the man in his wardrobe. A man whose face seemed to grow from the very wood. People smiled when Toby insisted he heard voices begging him for help. Until one day Toby woke up as someone else... And by then, things had gone too far to stop the return of a timeless, malignant force with a burning mission of revenge.
The Manitou had been vanquished once before. This time he would not fail. This time evil returned triumphant...
Graham Masterton's The Manitou marked a milestone in leading occult bestsellers. Now the acclaimed master of horror has returned with a spine-tingling sequel steeped in blood-chilling terror.
'One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time' PETER JAMES.
'A true master of horror' JAMES HERBERT.
Beatrice Scarlet, the apothecary's daughter, has found a position at St Mary Magdalene's Refuge for fallen women. The charity is supported by a wealthy merchant who offers the most promising girls steady work in his factory. But when seven girls go missing, Beatrice is uneasy.
Their would-be benefactor claims they were a coven of witches, beholden only to Satan and his demonic misdeeds. But Beatrice is convinced something much darker than witchcraft is at play...
They look like an everyday family living an ordinary life. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, unimaginable forces of light and dark have been unleashed.
Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before—the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted—and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden.
In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries. She will learn the old ways of healing; study and spar; encounter faeries and elves and shifters; and find powers within herself she never imagined. And when the time is right, she will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into the woman she was born to be, the world outside will never be whole again.