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They Came With The Snow

(They Came With The Snow #1)

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  1,400 ratings  ·  190 reviews
The fight for survival started with a blast.

Then it started snowing in May and the grid failed.

Then they came.

Who are they? And what do they want?

Find out in this addicting post-apocalyptic survival horror thriller that will leave you wanting more.

When a mysterious blast goes off in a small college town, triggering a blizzard, the few survivors must decide whether to stay
Kindle Edition, 37 pages
Published March 22nd 2017
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Montzalee Wittmann
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Pretty suspenseful

They Came With the Snow is a short but creepy story. I was concerned it might be a cliffhanger since it was a "part" of a story but thankfully I was wrong. It had a great ending. A unique and creepy short story just right for bedtime reading.
Charles  van Buren
Jun 27, 2019 rated it did not like it
Charles van Buren


1.0 out of 5 stars
The beginning put a bad taste in my mouth which only got worse

June 27, 2019

Format: Kindle Edition

Review of Kindle edition
Publication date: March 22, 2017
Language: English

I'll just skip to the end. The evil government, particularly the military industrial complex, is responsible, deliberately experimenting on U.S. citizens with a miniature apocalypse. Haven't I seen this movie? Gee, don't we all want to live in a country where o
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The monsters CAME WITH THE SNOW, and an illicit affair with a persistent student saved his life.....or did it?

For five weeks after the mysterious blast, Professor Dominic and Naia are trapped and alone on campus.....the white creatures with black eyes always watching.

Attempted escape proves disastrous, but leads to others in hiding resulting in confessions and a bit of hope, but what really happened? A guilt-ridden Dominic loves his wife....needs to see her again....and then......

A creepy but sa

Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Five weeks after a strange explosion started an intense never-ending blizzard in May, professor Dominic Daniels and his former student Naia are hunkered down in the student union building of a small local community college. Food, shelter, warm from Them. Outside the snow keeps falling. After weeks of hiding out from strange white crab-like monsters lurking out in the snow, supplies are dwindling. Dominic and Naia need to try and make a run for the near-by mall. Can they make i ...more
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, horror
A very quick and entertaining read.
I chose it because the snowflakes were falling outside my window and this looked like the right thing to go with the weather and boy, was it ever good!
Snowy apocalypse with some creatures that reminded a bit of zombies. It wasn't overly gory and gruesome but there were a few bloody deaths.
.....and I totally loved the ending!
Sep 16, 2017 rated it did not like it
Winner of the most ridiculous plotline that I've read in 2017. ...more
Laura Thomas
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
This is a short one. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to like.

When an explosion cuts off the residents of a small town and plunges them into an apocalyptic winter, they have no one to call for help and must rely on their own ingenuity. Do they stay where they are? Or do they brave trying to go for help and risk coming up against the strange things that wait in the snow?

I love stories set in wintry landscapes. There’s something about having to battle the elements as well as the horrors pr
Sci-Fi & Scary
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
I wasn't a fan.

It feels too sloppily put together. Some events don't lend themselves to a short story. Maybe that's why I didn't particularly care for this. But I never felt any tension, never cared about any of the characters, and boggled at the whole premise.
Interesting but fairly unbelievable plot. Lacks a bit of character development but not bad for a short story.
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
Dom and Naia were having an affair behind his wife's back which is why when the snow came, they were stuck at the college where she was his student. Outside in the snow, watching and waiting are the crab like creatures, cutting off their chance at escape but with food and fuel running out after five weeks, a run to the nearby mall through the trees might be their best bet.

The actual story was interesting if a little far fetched but I don't mind lack of realism in this kind of tale. What I didn'
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a quick and creepy read from Christopher Coleman. They Came with The Snow recounts, from Dominic's point of view, the shocking aftermath of an event centered on a small college campus. It starts with what sounds like a sonic boom and then the snows start. In May. You see the fallout unfold from Dominic's perspective, along with his guilt from not just surviving. What's out in the snow and will it ever be safe again? ...more
Valerie (Cats Luv Coffee)
I picked this one up on Amazon a little while back. I need more horror in my life and lately, it's been lacking. I figured I could fit this one in between other obligations without too much trouble. At only 37 pages, it's a super quick read.

The short story follows a professor and his student with whom he was having an affair. Trapped in a college building, surrounded by black-eyed creatures hiding in the snow, Dominic and Naia are questioning when the time to make a break for it will be. They do
A solid winter-themed horror story that reminded me of other similar books (first that came to mind was The Mist), so therefore was not really inventive or new. There were some unlikely plot twists, but the characters were well-drawn and the writing was decent, making me shiver with cold every now and then.
Alicia Huxtable
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great start

This is just a short story but it draws you in for the next in the series. It's written well enough that the characters and storyline compel you to want more
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dominic and Naia were in the Warren Community College 5 weeks ago when a nuclear attack, a meteor, something that created a massive explosion occurred, since then it’s been snowing non stop. Foot upon foot of snow. There’s something else that came with the explosion and it’s snowy aftermath; the crabs. They aren’t actual crustaceans but they have big dark eyes, and pure white bodies that blend into the snowy surroundings, and they watch and watch. Naia wants to see if there’s life outside the 2 ...more
Sep 17, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: kindle
I really don't like being negative but I just feel this novella was not thought out. It reminds me of a dream someone had and decided to quickly write it down before forgetting it.
The plot would only be believable to someone who swears to every conspiracy story ever told. I can best describe the characters as cardboard. Any decision any of them make to move the story along could be made by any of them with the exception of the final act by the main character which feels like it was done for the
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Unbelievable and scary short story that had you wishing there was more. Received a free copy.
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle
A very short Kindle read, not too original. A government experiment and cover up. The government sets off a bomb in a county, and then the snow May. Soon the lucky (?) surviors start to see mutated people, no clothes left on them and skin all white. They call them crabs, and all the crabs want to do is eat them. A group surviors band together and go looking to see if this is indeed the end of the world as they know it. Lots of grammar mistakes, missing words and mistakes with charact ...more
I'm not quite sure what to make of this yet, so I'm setting it to "medium" and continuing on to the second book, "The Melting." Here, in "They Came With the Snow," we get an end of the world scenario with a philandering college professor and the annoying but nubile young co-ed he shacked up with. The world ends in a snowstorm, every one who was caught in the snowstorm mysteriously turns into white crab-like creatures, and the college professor immediately regrets his extramarital affair and want ...more
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great story!

I liked everything about this. It captured my interest immediately and wouldn't let go. If you like scary stories, you must read this!
Randy Harmelink
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
An unusual variation on a zombie-type apocalypse. An easy read. A rare "short story" with a proper ending instead of a cliff-hanger. ...more
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
A well written post apocalyptic horror story.

Not so sure of the creatures, but entertaining and engrossing all the same.
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Quick read

Quick and short read. Too short to get scared though the idea of the creatures is pretty creepy. I'd love to know the fate of the group of survivors, especially Dominic.
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
This is terrible but it was free from Prime reading. Slapdash story that reads more like a rough draft. Lazy writing and a halfassed plot.
Katie Kell
Jun 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Liked the story very much till.......well youll see!!!!

Loved reading the book, up until that point. After that wasn't so sure then ok, redeemed and on with it, very good at it, them bam!!! Wow what a shock! Very quick read, had me from beginning to end!
Deborah Sastroredjo
Oct 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Really nice book, great story even though it was short and the ending was unexpected but it did kind of fit. Would recommend
Sherri Smith
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This is a delicious, chilling take that I highly recommend. I've re-read it a few times and it never grows old.
Then they came.

Dominic Daniels is a Professor at Community College of Warren, when a flirtatious student prances into his life. Young, beautiful, and filled with a spark his wife Sharron didn't possess anymore, Naia seemed to be a lesson to be learned. A raging, burning passion filled affair, the two shared the secret looks of lovers, but hid it form the world with a professional ease. It wasn't until the Blast, the Event that changed everything occurred and would leave them lost in one anothe
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
The story is a solid one overall. I'm more annoyed that I didn't check the page count before buying it. I bought it in paperback, and it ended up being only 40 pages in length. Paying almost $6 for a 40 page, short story, is more than a little annoying. If the story had been stellar, it would have been less of an annoyance.

The story itself was okay. It was really too short to develop any real dedication to any of the characters. You don't really care what happens to them because you don't reall
Terrible Book Club
Dec 23, 2020 rated it did not like it
In Episode 100 - They Came with the Snow by Christopher Coleman + TBC Awards 100th Episode Spectacular, we read this at the recommendation of YouTube user AwfulBookClub. This is a very short sci-fi horror story with poor pacing and character development.

In 58 pages, we're introduced to more than 10 different characters and not given much insight on anyone. In a piece so short, the focus needs to be narrowed. If not by culling characters, then maybe this first installment should've only been abo
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Christopher Coleman lives in Maryland with his wife and two children. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in English Literature. A fan of classic and modern horror and thriller movies, his favorite movies are Rosemary's Baby and The Ring. When he's not writing fiction, you can find him reading, taking his kids to and from various sporting activities or watching horror movi ...more

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