Publisher: Thunder Peak Publishing
(5 stars out of 5)
Undead Templar Knights haunt a quaint seaside village in Victorian England!
When the disappearance of the local Chief Constable brings occult detective Jason Dark and his partner Siu Lin to Swanage, they find the village terrorized by a string of macabre murders which swirl amidst rumors that undead knights have awakened to exact a bloody revenge.
Will they be able to stop the horror that arrives every night on ghostly steeds from the ruined monastery before the skeletal warriors claim any more innocent victims?
Experience this bone-chilling adventure, filled with enough mystery, drama and suspenseful action to transport you back in time to the sinister streets of a town riddled with horrible secrets.
“Ghosts Templar” is a 24,000 word dime novel, the equivalent of about 90 book pages.
My thoughts: If you have read any of my other reviews of Guido Henkel’s Jason Dark novellas, you know that I love his work. This novella may be one of his best, and between you and me that’s saying something.
I was feeling all nostalgic watching B horror movies yesterday. It was a marathon called “half price” with half of the movies starring Vincent Price. After an orgy of pulp horror fiction, where can a man go to have his appetite for zombie templars sated?
You, of course, pull up an ebook ( or Fangoria magazine ) of Jason Dark and revel in suspense, adventure, and horror. In the “Ghosts Templar,” I couldn’t help but feel that Henkel was influenced by the “Blind Dead” movies of the 70’s. I loved the medieval Revenants seeking revenge among the living.
All in all, another top-notch effort by Guido Henkel. Pulp horror doesn’t get any better than this … 5 stars!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Guido Henkel. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the “Blind Dead” series, enjoy this little clip.