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Beyond Night

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  16 reviews
An Epic Fantasy tale of action, adventure, heroism, horror and sorcery…

Beyond Night is a Dark Fantasy Horror novel that pulls back the veil of nearly two thousand years of jaded history. Come trod in the bloody footprints left by monsters, soldiers and wizards and behold what lies hidden Beyond Night itself.

It’s Bigfoot War mixed with Lovecraftian horror on the edge of the
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Paperback, 386 pages
Published January 26th 2018 by Crystal Lake Publishing
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Review: BEYOND NIGHT by Eric S. Brown and Steven Shrewsbury

An epic horror-thriller-historic-fantasy (defying facile categorization), BEYOND NIGHT is a Lovecraftian horror all its own, with a fantastically inclusive metaphysics and living mythology, goddesses resurrected, centuries-old wizards, horrid beasts, and terrors from "beyond night." All this is set in ancient Caledonia [Scotland], where the Roman Emperor is determined to expand his already extensive Empire, wiping out the "primitives" [P
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Laura Thomas
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, horror
Bigfoot, a Roman legion, Picts, wizards and bloody carnage. I knew I had to read this book. I’ve enjoyed Eric’s Bigfoot War Series and this is my first time reading something by Steven. I was curious how this author team would handle the disappearance of a Roman legion consisting of 5000 battle seasoned men.

They did an outstanding job, giving a fascinating historical account of the Roman invasion into Pict lands, spicing it up with some magic in the form of wizards, a weaver and a long dead Pict
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Matthew
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
A cracking read. Full review to come.
Jacob Floyd
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As you can see, there is a lot of potential for greatness in this outline.

I have to say, as a fan of horror and dark fantasy, Beyond Night definitely ranks up there among the best as a true super-heavyweight. Brown and Shrewsbury wove together quite a masterful web of wizardry, monsters, mayhem, and history in this tale. You get everything from bloody battles between the best of the Roman Legion and the beastly, Bigfoot battalion to ancient arcane sorcery of a dead Pict Queen and various wizards
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Yvonne Davies
We all know that the Romans invaded Britain. Not without trying the Pictdom fight back. With Greyman and ancient magic, have the Romans got a chance.
With Armies of thousands, there were quite a few characters that had their story to tell. August in charge of a troop, a German born who had moved up the ranks of the Legion, Rufus, August’s slave who whilst admire August hated the situation. Porcius, a spartan that loved to fight, General Malitus, whilst he liked a good drink, he still knew how to
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GaborH.
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a Conan fan, when I read that this book is a fantasy with Picts in it I wanted to read it immediately. Although it turned out that it is not so similar to the Conan tales as I first thought it was still an enjoyable read. This is an historical fantasy novel with horror elements and some gore. It's about a proud Roman legion in the land of the Picts. The soldiers soon realise that they are not the invincible military machine here. There is a new enemy which wreaks havoc amongst their ranks. Sw ...more
Darrell Grizzle
Apr 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Historical fiction set in the ancient Roman Empire, mixing grimdark sword-and-sorcery, Lovecraftian horror, Bigfoot monsters (called “Greymen”), and lots of action, some of it gory at times. Not for the squeamish! Some of the dialogue seemed a little anachronistic at times, but overall this was an enjoyable read. Recommended for fans of grimdark and action-horror.
Nicholas Diak
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Beyond Night is a sword and sandal meets monstrous bestial horror novel. The story follows the Ninth Legion as they press forward into Scotland and encounter not just an army of Picts, but an endless onslaught of bipedal beast-men. The best way to summarize Beyond Night is to call it the ultimate Neil Marshall film, as it contains core elements of some of his seminal work. The aforementioned Centurion provides the narrative of the Ninth, while his film, The Descent (2005), provides elements of c ...more
Ann Keeran
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic portrayal of what might have happened to the Roman Army. Underground creatures, humongous monsters and mythical bad guys will entertain and scare the britches off you! Two thumbs up!
Swords & Spectres
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
This is a book that, when seeing the advertising done by Crystal Lake, I was incredibly excited for. I am a massive lover of ancient history and all things paranormal. So when I saw that there was a book that pitted the romans against an army of Bigfoot … well, I was over the moon. Even more so when I was offered the chance to review it.

Sadly, my excitement was ill-placed. Admittedly, the review copy I got was an unedited version, so I shall not mark this book low for the spelling mistakes and g
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Nick Lucky
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this book, but I just couldn't get into it though I tried(made it 50%). For me, the pacing was off, the dialogue awkward and inconsistent. But hey, not every book is for every reader.
GracieKat
Dec 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-horror
Beyond Night is kind of a fifty-fifty review for me. I didn't realize that Beyond Night was a creature horror (and that was totally my fault)  and I don't really get into monster fiction too much.  So I tried not to rate Beyond Night too harshly in that aspect as someone who likes long-legged beastie stories might enjoy it more than I did. It was a quick read with an even pace to it. It gives you time to get to know the characters but still has lots of action packed scenes as well.

The historical
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John Adams
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beyond Night by Eric S. Brown and Steven L. Shrewsbury

I'm a fan of David Gemmell's heroic fantasy, and I love H P Lovecraft, so when my advance review copy of Beyond Night arrived I couldn't wait to dive in.

General Malitus leads a Roman Legion up in Caledonia fighting off the Picts and whatever strange forces the local tribes can muster to defend their homeland. With him are Quintus and August, the latter a Roman citizen since the empire invaded his homeland of Germania, and Quintus's brother R
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Gilbert Stack
Jan 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I wanted to like this book more than I did. I love Rome and I’ve read at least one other Brown book, but this novel never quite worked for me. The biggest problem was that the Roman legion never once felt Roman to me. The lack of discipline was the largest problem, but there were subtle elements as well such as the speech of the legionnaires that never quite made me believe that we were dealing with one of the most successful militaries the world has ever seen.

On the positive side, the three-wa
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Mark McLemore
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An Instant Classic.

As I considered a headline for this review, An Epic Tragedy came to mind. From the grand battles, to the purposeful loss of characters we fall in love with. A blend of the fantastic with the historic. Legends of lore mingled with legends of the battlefield.
A great read, it was hard to put down.
Debbi Smith
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you are a history buff and ever wondered what happened to the lost Roman Legion here is your answer. Its never an answer you thought of. A very enjoyable book.
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