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Fiends

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  79 ratings  ·  10 reviews
In the frozen pit of blackest hell, Death sleeps. Ravishing beyond words, evil beyond our darkest dreams of Satan, Her eyelids flutter.

Rising from Her pit, She wakes her vampire brood -- and frees them from their ancient graves.

No, no one is safe, no one -- from the unwashed Children of Eve.
Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
Published September 15th 1990 by Tor Books (first published January 1st 1990)
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Mark
Jan 15, 2008 Mark rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: horror fans wanting quick brain candy
Shelves: horror
Perhaps I was expecting a different kind of book...something a little more apocalyptic.

The characters are well written, however some are a little one dimensional. To be fair, the one dimensional characters are supporting characters. However, I felt that the Enid Walker character could have been fleshed out a little better.

The creatures central to the story, The Huldufolk, are intriguing and definitely the only truly original aspect of the book.

The non-linear story telling was handled well but it...more
Lou
Imaginative story of a breed of creation that have wings that is made from human skin.A story of triumph over evil not as scary as it seems an ok read.
Kechelle
Margery and Enid live alone in their parents’ home. Years before a fatal car accident claimed the lives of both their mother and their father. Margery is certain that her sister Enid, a talented artist is destined for better things in life. She is displeased that she remained in town and worked with the mentally ill at a place for the criminally insane.

Things get worse for Margery when Enid brings home Arne Horsfall for an overnight stay as part of his rehabilitation. Margery can’t help feeling...more
David Bonesteel
When a teenage girl and her sister accept a quiet, mentally disturbed man into their home for a weekend visit as part of his rehabilitation, they become involved in the resurrection of Icelandic demons that had been brought from overseas years before.

This story is mostly set in the 70s but has several extended flashbacks to the early 1900s. These flashbacks are really the highlight of the book; John Farris’s writing is quite elegant, even poetic. The more contemporary sections are written more c...more
David B
When a teenage girl and her sister accept a quiet, mentally disturbed man into their home for a weekend visit as part of his rehabilitation, they become involved in the resurrection of Icelandic demons that had been brought from overseas years before.

This story is mostly set in the 70s but has several extended flashbacks to the early 1900s. These flashbacks are really the highlight of the book; John Farris's writing is quite elegant, even poetic. The more contemporary sections are written more c...more
Andrew
It gave me glorious nightmares.
Raymond Estropia
Like all other horror, the elements of a rainy night, camping in the forest, and another version of the vampire are all present here. I do like how every paragraph is written and the suspense.
Gef
Mar 22, 2014 Gef rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: horror
Review coming soon.
Jumana
llovee suspense, mystery....cant get enough of it.
Gef
Review coming soon.
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American writer and screenwriter of both adaptations of his own books (e.g. 'The Fury'), of the works of others (such as Alfred Bester's 'The Demolished Man') and original scripts. In 1973 he wrote and directed the film 'Dear Dead Delilah'. He has had several plays produced off-Broadway, and also paints and writes poetry. At various times he has made his home in New York, Southern California and P...more
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