Book News (Dallas): A Wistful Tale of Gods, Men and Monsters by David Ruggerio

Book News (Dallas)

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“A Wistful Tale of Gods, Men and Monsters” by David Ruggerio

Can a village be inherently evil?

Welcome to Brunswick NY, Population 4,941.

On the surface, this sleepy hamlet comes alive in the autumn with picturesque apple orchards, haunted corn mazes, laden pumpkin patches and holiday hay rides. During a snowy Halloween, a young William Willowsby must battle evil forces that have been shielded by the locals for generations. On the outskirts of the town is the abandoned Forest Park Cemetery. All things wicked seem to revolve around the old graveyard. A rarely seen homunculus serves an evil task master. Together they weave a wicked web that attempts to snare the youth of the hamlet. A creepy graveyard, a spooky schoolhouse, an abandoned mortuary and a member of his own family will leave you simply sleepless.

Pencraft Awards- Best Fiction Horror 2019

Maxy Awards – Best Horror 2019

“Replete with tinges of Supernatural and Stranger Things, it brings to mind what you might get if director Tim Burton wrote horror novels!” –Manhattan Book Review

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