Watchers of the Black Rite (Black Planet Book 1)
Dark Occultists. An Ancient Discovery. Metaphysical Horror
When a bizarre structure is discovered under a cabin in North Pine Woods, deep-state agents quickly move in to secure the location. They conduct an investigation of the cryptic symbols and strange geometry of the stone. As a result of their experiments, the veil between our world and another is pierced, and a powerful s...more
This story, ending in cliff-hanger with many threads unresolved, starts out smoothly and builds curiosity and tension well. As it progresses into extreme violence and sex (with several sex scenes ending in violence or death), the characters start to die off leading into an increasingly dark mystery.
A large cast of characters is handled very effectively and a complex story line is delivered in an impressively competent, easily fo ...more
So after Tyler and Bennet shout what ends up being a mechanical owl in the woods. Tyler turns to his sister Haley for help out of fear from breaking the law. After taking it to the police and having a weird and creepy encounter in the woods, they start having bad dreams and Bennet is acting weird as well. Somethi/>So ...more
Nikki Noir's Watchers of the Black Rite being the 1st in the Black Planet series blew away a lot of expectations. The opening scene in this book is one making you turn back the pages to make sure you read everything correctly. And, yes, you did. The movie Bad Influence with Rob Lowe spri ...more
Nikki can lay down a scene and definitely has some talent, especially in describing the sexy stuff. This novel is fast paced and has several WTF mom ...more
The story revolves around a teenaged brother and sister who, while having grown up together, were never really close. Their relationship felt genuine, especially as it grew stronger the more they investigated the strange happenings. Their decisions, while not always the most logical from an onlooker, made sense for them.
It'll be a good idea to read the synopsis first, especially the part about Sex. Murder. Glue. They don't always ...more
(Review by Trevor Kennedy for Phantasmagoria Magazine)
In the town of Shale, USA, teenage lads Tyler and Bennett are out exploring the nearby North Pine Woods, whilst taking potshots at local wildlife with their air rifle. After shooting and killing what they believe is an owl, it turns out what they have actually shot is some sort of robotic spying device that it soon transpires belongs to the clandestine company which now owns that ...more