The Blackening by Seán O'Connor
foreword by Philip Fracassi
When a young woman goes missing near the sleepy Icelandic village of Vík, police inspector John Ward wants to cancel the Northern Lights Festival after his sole witness describes the kidnapper as a “Shadow”. However, police commissioner Kári Ingason overrules him, fearing the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the village. Scientist Rakel Atladóttir and her peculiar assistant Rúnar offer to help Ward investigate the disappearance, plunging the trio into a fight for survival, with the fate of humanity in jeopardy against a malevolent cosmic horror…
“A feast of good old-fashioned horror, with conflicted characters,
a gooey monster, and plenty of blood and guts.”
— Tim Waggoner
Bram Stoker Award-winning author
“I’ve been scared of the dark before but never my own shadow… until now!
The Blackening will leave you empty.”
— Glenn Parker
The Dog does not Die in this Podcast
“I enjoyed the well-drawn characters, people with real flaws and fears, and loved the setting around the caves of Vík, Iceland.
If you like traditional horror, stories that are scary, fun and even a bit pulpy,
The Blackening is for you!”
— Michael Griffin
Author of Armageddon House & Shirley Jackson Award Nominee
Both paperback and eBook available to buy Friday the 13th of November 2020 through all Amazon marketplaces.
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Artwork and cover design by Boz Mugabe - https://bozgallery.com/
SEÁN O’CONNOR is an Irish author, primarily known for his work in Horror and Dark Fiction.
He is a two-time Splatterpunk Award nominee and in addition to his original work,
O’Connor writes for the heavy music webzine, The Sleeping Shaman.
He currently resides in Dublin, Ireland with his wife and son.
All NightWorms will receive an Advanced Review Copy for a Book Party