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The Culling

4.8  ·  Rating details ·  10 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Twenty Elders came to their rescue.
Twenty cities across the world were established.
Twenty cities across the world were safe.
Twenty cities middle children went to Nirvana.

In a world enveloped in darkness, where demons surround every inch of the globe. Twenty safe Zones have been set up and are protected by the Lord, and his Elders. Each year one Zone sends out their next g
ebook, First Edition, 219 pages
Published May 15th 2018 by Self Publish
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Karen - Kazza's Books Blog and Reviews
Ms Claven definitely knows how to write a great horror story. The Culling being her 4th published book is the best so far, in my opinion.

We are given generous amounts of gore and enough images to make you sleep with the light on.
The terror and chills that the story evokes is off the charts.
I have enjoyed every book that S. Claven has written and will be waiting with bated breath for her next thrilling read.
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From the start, I knew there was something 'off' ... and of course that meant I scared the bejeezus out of myself in reading on! Had to find out the why, where, what and how! Absolutely scary, very clever and with a few twists that will have you breathless with anticipation.

Absolutely worth reading - grab a copy NOW
Melissa Hedrick

First book read by this author, and I am totally speechless. It is an amazing horror story and I can't wait to see more from this author!
Jo-Anne Joseph
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's no wonder she's earned the title of Queen of creep. Sian does not disappoint, she explores a depth of darkness that's both enthralling and terrifying. Her writing evoked terror and fascination. I highly recommend this book, to traditionally review, would be to spoil the experience. Five well deserved stars.
Dawn Yarrow
May 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by Sian and I went in blind, I did not read any synopsis or even look up other books by the author so I had no clue this was a Dystopia style book, I will point out that this is not my kind of genre, i am not a sci-fi fan at all and yet I give the book 4 stars! The author managed to hold my attention and keep me with the story. There was loads of twists and horror aplenty which I love. I did enjoy the book and would look at others from the same author.
 Charlie  ✰ WLTB Blog ✰
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Well, I didn't expect that. I really wasn't sure what to expect when I start this book.
But I loved it.

The Author knows how to make you want more and more. The story was good I didn't see that twist coming.
I love how the author draws you in and doesn't let go even at the end you just want to keep turning the pages. It was a great horror book it was spine-tingling the stuff that could possibly keep you awake at night or need a light on. Written very well and I can't wait to see what is next from S
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When it comes to post-apocalyptic novels, few manage to retain the mystery and leave the readers questioning. Even fewer manage to throw horror and desperation into the mix. This is exactly what The Culling has managed to do. Author, Sian B. Claven, leaves the author wanting more, even after the dramatic plot twist. It has everything a great horror needs; suspense, drama, creepy monsters and children. For days after finishing The Culling, I was haunted by the characters, their stories, and their ...more
Toni Cox
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh wow! I know I keep saying it... but Sian B. Claven keeps getting better with every book.
This one is a little darker, a little scarier, and a little more complex than her previous works, and I loved it.
This book also has a bit of a dystopian feel to it and deals with a rather dark and twisted future. Reason I liked it? Because it rings true on so many levels. Want to see true humanity and how it could all turn out if we do not amend our ways? Go ahead, pick up this book and let Sian's twisted
Taintedrose76 Christina
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love sain and her work
I wanted to be able to give this a 5 star review but it didn't keep me pulled in I am not sure however it was the book. I am not huge on things that praise "the lord" on either side and I think my lack of being pulled into this one is more the 7 commandment feel and not the writers lack of writing a great twisted story line which is why I kept it at a 4.
creepy factor also a 4.
Mary S.
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ok wow what can I say about this book without giving to much away. It definitely was something so much going on that. I never imagine where the story was heading but I never see that ending coming either. I haven't read too many of horror stories the few I have I have not see this ability. I really don't know how to describe this book. The only thing I can say is Mrs Claven did an amazing job that I know the readers who love horror stories are definitely going to love this one.
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Hailing from Johannesburg, Southern Africa, Sian B. Claven has enjoyed stories for all her life, whether she was reading them or making them.

She has written for as long as she can remember, but Ensnared is the first book she decided to publish. Moving towards writing more for a horror genre, when Sian isn’t thinking of ways to terrify people, she enjoys writing science fiction stories, poetry and
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