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Dagon Rising

(Clickers #3)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  288 ratings  ·  26 reviews
They thought it was over, but the second wave was only the beginning. In the aftermath of the Clickers and Dark Ones' siege and a coup against an insane President, America rebuilds. Change has come, and a better future is promised to all. But promises can be broken and there may be no future at all because deep beneath the ocean, a new terror awaits. Dagon, god of the Dark ...more
Hardcover, signed limited edition, 241 pages
Published April 2010 by Delirium Books (first published 2010)
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Michael Hicks
Authors J.F. Gonzalez and Brian Keene bring their killer crab creature feature trilogy to a close with Clickers III: Dagon Rising.

Rather than trying to turn horror author Rick Sychek into a John McClane sort (always in the wrong place at the right time), stuck in an eternal battle against the Clickers, the co-authors instead bring some of the prior novel's secondary characters a step forward into the limelight. Although Sychek is reduced to a brief cameo and some mention's here and there, his p
Jonathan Echevarria
May 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the Labyrinth mythology
Recommended to Jonathan by: kaisersoze
Holy cow! I had a lot of fun reading this book! I was worried Brian would hold back on his labyrinth mythology, thankfully I was wrong and I got lots of awesome Black Lodge action this time around! If you have read A Gathering of Crows or Tequila's Sunrise then you owe it to yourself to check out this book! This time around we see the ground work that is building toward "The Seven" who are destined to take down the Thirteen entities that predate the creation of the universe. This novel is for de ...more
Shawn Deal
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
Just hold on for the ride. This novel, unlike the previous two, really goes into some of the mythos that is found in other works by Brian Keene. It is clear that he had a lot of influence over the plotting of this novel. I did not mind that so much, although others mind it quite a bit. If you are unfamiliar with Brian Keenes work, you will notice much more of a slide towards magical elements in this novel and less science. If you are familiar with his work and our a fan, you might get some extra ...more
David Church
May 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
What started as a collaboration between J F Gonzalez and Mark Williams back in the late 90s has evolved over the last decade and a half (following the latter’s untimely death) into an entirely new beast – courtesy of the addition of one of the heavyweights in today’s horror writing circles, Brian Keene. Fortunately, this new beast remains “pulptastically” entertaining.

The Clickers series is not meant to be high art. It’s meant to entertain. And by this third edition to the series, Gonzalez and K
May 13, 2012 rated it did not like it
Having the pleasure of reading the first 2 books, i can say that the Clickers 3 is the worst book in the series.
Instead of staying true to the roots of the first book, both authors have tried a completely different approach by bringing in Lovecraft/magic/religion and Keen's own mythology to the game. The outcome is a total mess of various ideas and not a very enjoyable read.
It is very hard to recommend this book to anyone, even to people who read and liked Clickers 1+2.

Clickers I: 4/5 - a good,
Oct 26, 2016 marked it as to-read
Shelves: delirium
This book is copy 114 of 300 hardcover copies printed signed by Brian Keene.
Stephen Kozeniewski
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
In the final (main continuity) outing of the Clickers series, Keene and Gonzalez focus, streamline, and amp up the action. The first novel was the story of a single town and its inhabitants coming under attack from the crab-like mutant monstrosities and their reptilian masters The Dark Ones. The second novel was more like a buffet, as the catastrophe went worldwide and while there were a few main focuses, the story also bounced all over the planet. With DAGON RISING, the authors split the differ ...more
Mike Kazmierczak
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
I love that the Clickers series is continuing. It's a fun, nostalgic trip while also being a modern story so it doesn't feel old. I also love that Keene is making the story part of his mythos, guaranteeing that we will see some of the same characters again.

When last we left the clickers, the United States had overthrown the President in order to have the armed forces come together and push back the Dark Ones' attack. Subsequently we find out that raids were made and many clickers and Dark Ones w
Ekel Adolf
Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The third installation of the Clickers series might irritate some fans of the previous two books. While those featured more or less science based horror, the third volumes modus operandi is rather weird and features esoteric stuff like interdimensional portals, secret societies, telepathy and the Ancient Ones of Lovecraftian lore. It is quite obvious that the third Clickers novel is a hommage to H. P. Lovecraft, but co-author Brian Keene's influence is also very strong in this piece, connecting ...more
Aug 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really liked this third story with the clickers and dark ones even though it kinda went weird with it's portal to another world and leviathan/kraken sort of God.
I understand that it would probably have been boring to just have more of the same killing and rampaging of the monsters in a third book, so it was ok.
I liked the black lodge guys, they were cool in their way. At the end I found myself wanting to read more about them.
Mister Gonzalez..... give us more black lodge.....
Sep 08, 2011 rated it it was ok
Not very good. I really used to enjoy reading Brian Keene. Now it is just all about the money and how much crap he can pump out.
Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
Great sequel
Jill Franklin
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This 3rd installment in the series focuses on some of the secondary characters we've met in prior installments. While it was a totally enjoyable read and a great addition to the series, I can't say I liked it as much as the last book.

One aspect that I did really appreciate was the introduction of the black lodge agents. This made this feel very much like a Keene book and brought it right into the universe that all of his books are set in.

I'm off to read about the next round of clickers induced
Jarrod Scarbrough
Just when I thought this series couldn't possibly get any better, along came this book! The clickers and Dark Ones are back, this time all of their efforts are concentrated to a small island in the South Pacific. The time has come to wake their god, the great Dagon from the underground city of R'lyeh. Yes, that's right, we suspected it in the first two books, but the third brings it all together, Clickers are Cthulhu stories! I love the liberties the authors took with the mythos, and must say th ...more
Jordan Anderson
Dec 17, 2011 rated it it was ok
For me, the whole “Clickers” series has been a bit of a guilty pleasure. Ever once in a while it’s nice to escape the prose and depth of say, Stephen King, or Dan Simmons, and read something that requires little thought or the right frame of mind. Like the trashy and campy Grindhouse films of the 70’s, “Clickers” and “Clickers II: The Next Wave” were exactly the right kind of books. They weren’t great by any means but they were fun, ridiculous, and full of EVERY horror cliche known to man.

Jan 21, 2011 rated it liked it
I thought this one was a bit of a let down from the first two CLICKERS books. The first one was a lot of fun and the second one blew me away, but this one fell a little flat in spots. (I had the same reaction to the first three ALIEN films.) Where the first two had a broad and apocalyptic scope, with a wide range of characters and a lot of different viewpoints, this one is set on a remote island with a very small group of characters facing a Lovecraftian evil. An interesting secret organization ...more
John Bruni
Nov 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazingly fun read. A great b-movie type of book. The Clickers are back, and they want to bring Dagon to this planet to flood it (hm, that sounds familiar) and turn earth into water. The only one who can stop them is Tony Genova, a hitman hiding out from the mob. Wait, a psychopath is humanity's only hope?! I love the places this book goes, and it's great to return to the cast of characters we've come to know and love. Fighting Clickers and Dark Ones on a tropical island with magic bu ...more
Sep 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, 2011-reads
I thoroughly enjoyed this series. If you enjoy giant monsters tearing up the scenery, violent, gory, over the top stories in which no character is safe, and have a special place in your heart for the stories of H.P. Lovecraft, then this series is for you. I suspect that Brian Keene (he co-wrote the second and third installment) and J.F. Gonzales had as much fun writing this series as I did in reading it.
Mark Masztal
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Clickers novels harken back to the James Hebert and Guy N. Smith animals on the loose novels of the 1980's. Big crab/lobster creatures and evil reptile men add on to multi-dimensional evil forces and a paranormal team of mercenaries help round out this third Clickers novel. Lots of fun!
David Holdredge
Jun 06, 2012 rated it did not like it
Not going to waste my time (and yours) reading a review of a simply horrible novel by two incredibly talented authors. Seemed like they threw something together to make a pay day. Not interesting in the slightest. Only read it b/c I paid so much for the HC copy. Really disapppointing. Avoid.
Brian Tasler
Apr 06, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
Decent entry into the Clickers series although not as strong as the first two that preceded it. A fast, light read with obvious Lovecraft influences.
Feb 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: completed
excellent final book to round of the series, althought a book on just the black group would be excellent
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful addition to this great series!
Nollaig Kelly
Feb 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
the difficult 3rd book

has it's moment but just not as good as 1st 2
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J. F. Gonzalez is the author of over a dozen novels of horror and dark suspense including They, The Corporation, Back From the Dead, Primitive, Survivor and is co-author of the Clickers series.

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