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The Gods of Moab

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A pleasant New Year's Eve outing becomes an experience in otherworldly horror when two close-knit couples discover a shocking secret in the darkest corners of the Appalachian mountains. At an opulent mountain inn, Warren Burr, his fiancee, Anne, and their friends, Roger and Kristin Leverman, encounter a religious zealot named John Hanger, who makes it his business to bear ...more
Kindle Edition, 75 pages
Published May 5th 2012 by Damned Rodan
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Greg Cohoon
Jun 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
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This was a fun read, the 2nd Stephen Mark Rainey book I've read. (The first being The Nightmare Frontier, which I also enjoyed.) This story focuses on a pair of couples out for an enjoyable New Year's Eve dinner and celebration. While at dinner, they meet an interesting stranger who sets events in motion for a horror-filled evening. Who will survive the night? What is this stuff about the Gods of Moab? Well, that's spoiler territory, so I'll steer clear.

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Jul 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a very fast read, partially because it was somewhat short, and largely because I just didn't want to put it down. I daresay Mark Rainey is one of the best at creating a gripping pursuit, many times in a very dark, disagreeable place. To not see such a chase through in one sitting is excruciating, so one presses on, much as the hapless characters themselves! Additionally, there is a nice backstory that dovetails perfectly with both Lovecraftian mythos and biblical lore, which adds much r ...more
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Stephen Mark Rainey is author of the novels THE LEBO COVEN, BALAK, DARK SHADOWS: DREAMS OF THE DARK (with Elizabeth Massie), BLUE DEVIL ISLAND, THE NIGHTMARE FRONTIER, and THE MONARCHS; five short story collections; and over 100 published works of short fiction, which may be found in magazines and anthologies such as CEMETERY DANCE, THE BEST OF CEMETERY DANCE, DARK WISDOM, DARK DISCOVERIES, INHUMA ...more
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