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The Shrine

(Night Hunter #4)

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Determined and remorseless, Night Hunter--a savage avenger of evil--is sworn to destroy the monstrous forces that brutalized and abducted his family. And nothing can stop him . . . not even the guardian of the shrine.
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Published 1984 by Arrow
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Nik Morton
Dec 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Published in 1984, the fourth book in the Night Hunter series of six by Robert Faulcon (Robert Holdstock) begins with a candle-lit dinner evening changing into something ‘other’. Archaeologist Colin Saville is alarmed to find his daughter’s bedroom is unexpectedly cold for the season. There’s an interloper – a psychic force, disclosed as Daniel Brady. A fiery death follows.

In the first book, Brady’s wife, son and daughter were abducted and he was left for dead by individuals of a Black Magical
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Ian Banks
Aug 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, horror
Brady begins the second half of his quest to find his family by begin get to be more than just an irritant to his enemies. By the end of this book he has another weapon: information. Which gives him hope.

I'm loving these books. I wish I could find the rest of the series somewhere because, while it's a lesser work of Mr Holdstock, it is still an impressive feat of the imagination. The characters and settings feel real and grounded which gives the story an extra frisson when things start to get
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