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The Stalking

(Night Hunter #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  55 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published August 1st 1987 by Century
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Jack Tripper
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, fantasy
(Full review 11/23/18)
Known as The Stalking in the UK, this is the first volume of Robert (Mythago Wood) Holdstock's pseudonymously-written horror series, Night Hunter, which would go on to total six books in all. The first five were pumped-out every few months in '83 and '84, old-fashioned serial novel-style, then fans had to wait three years for the final entry. I sincerely hope it was able to get a proper ending and wasn't just canceled by the publisher mid-story, as I definitely plan on
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Josh
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 80's horror fans
Shelves: horror, own, read_2016
I wanted to like Night Hunter more than I did. That's not to say the book was bad, it wasn't, but the writing left a lot to be desired. The common theme of 'I am going to hunt down these heinous shadowy, ghost-like abominations and make them pay for what they've done' grew tiresome, especially after reading it or a similar phrase well into a third of the book. I get it - Dan Brady wants his family back; they were taking by these shadow figures while he was savagely attacked, barely living ...more
Rich
Aug 17, 2010 rated it liked it
The late Robert Holdstock wrote this under the name Robert Faulcon; it is the first of a series and definitely reads like one. It is more of a horror novel than Holdstock's later work, there are still a lot of things that parallel his writing in the Mythago Wood series -- ancient powers affecting the modern world. The book is really short but it is only a small part of the whole series. It does a good job of setting up the premise and rolling things along. I liked this first book enough to order ...more
Karen
Dec 15, 2010 rated it liked it
The first volume of the Nighthunter series by Robert Holdstock writing as Robert Faulcon. This is a better than average example of books written by the yard. He was commissioned to write six volumes, so when protagonist Dan Brady is attacked and his family kidnapped, he gets an impression of six different characters, and will spend each volume tracking down one of them.

Beyond that, there are hints of the fantasy of Mythago Wood in here, but this is an earlier work, and the ideas are not nearly
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Daniel Christensen
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy, pulp
I started on this series at about book 4, in about year 10, when someone gave me book 4 in the series as a Christmas present.

It took me years to track down the rest of the series in second hand bookshops (pre-internet era), but I've read the series several times over.

Dude's family gets killed by satanists, he becomes a male witch avenger. Actually written by Robert Holdstock under a pseudonym - I prefer this to his more serious works.

Good old fashioned page turner , in the fantasy thriller
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Kay
Mar 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
These books have been a while on my shelf, mostly as i was trying to fill gaps of missing volumes before i started. Knowing in advance that Robert Holdstock is the author make sit easy to spot his trademark ideas of fetches and stone having memory as well as the archaic history of a place having an influence on an event.
I enjoyed it though, but mostly for the spooky moments of the Stalking and the intrigue as to what will happen next and if the situation will ever be resolved. On to book 2 now!
Kevin Walsh
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was decent enough that I would have been willing to read the next book in the series if any library in this state carried it.
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The Stalking: The Stalking. The Talisman (The Nighthunter Series) by Robert Faulcon (1987)
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