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“3.5 stars. I thought the story was very good, especially the old-fashioned horror in the beginning. My only real complaint with this is that is was much shorter than expected--slightly over half way through the kindle version, the story ended and a prequel for another novel began. The ending...”see full review » see other reviews »
“3.5 stars. I thought the story was very good, especially the old-fashioned horror in the beginning. My only real complaint with this is that is was much shorter than expected--slightly over half way through the kindle version, the story ended and a prequel for another novel began. The ending was actually an interesting premise, but I felt disappointed in thinking that I had another 1/3 of the story to go.....because of that, I guess it just seemed "abrupt".
I've read other novellas by Allan Leverone, and find that he has some great story lines. I'm looking forward to future releases.”
“Short but good.”shaun wrote this review Saturday, May 19, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the story of a mine in Tonopah, Pennsylvania. Closed in 1925 when a miner went missing amid stories of the mine being haunted and inhabited by strange creatures, it has lain dormant and sealed for almost 90 years - until now. Tim McKenna plays hookey from school to explore the mine after learning about it in class. Then he disappears. For more than 24 hours he is missing, and then suddenly he turns up in bed as if nothing had happened. Somehow he is different though, and now the lives of his family will change forever....
I must admit I am slightly biased about this author's work, having read most of his work. I have not read a bad book from him yet and look forward to each new release with excitement. This novella did not disappoint. It was short but packed to the gills. The idea of some sort of alien entity lying dormant in a mine and being reawakened by a curious schoolboy was different and I was burning up my Kindle to find out how it ended. As usual the author had done his research and the first chapter set in the mine was extremely claustrophobic and I had more than a few shivers up my spine! The ending was great and left me thinking - what if? I recommend this as a fast paced quick read with more than it's fair share of back of the neck chills.”