The Black Lake
I was doing my usual scan of Google for reviews and comments about my work and found this one from last month, posted by a guy who is living in upstate New York, in the Catskill Mountains (Lovecraft country). He didn’t say much, just posted this photo of him holding a paperback copy of the book and a few words; but those words did make me smile. Kind of the effect I wanted to achieve when I wrote the thing earlier this year. So, thanks! :o)
Got my hands on David J Rodger’s latest novel , “The Black Lake.” I’m half way thorough and it’s turning out to be his weirdest, most chilling yarn yet.
Word of advice: don’t read this in the woods by yourself as I did last night…
About the book
THE BLACK LAKE: The Earth has been ravaged by an event known as Yellow Dawn. Ten years later, survivors are putting lives back together and probing the frontiers of a new Wilderness; whilst overhead the orbital colonies slide across the sky, removed and unaffected. Five men leave the fortress island of Malta on an expedition to the sub-Arctic waters above Scotland. They intend to undertake scientific observations of an alien meteorological phenomenon that has followed the apocalyptic event. What they find is a cosmic horror that seethes amongst the shadows of a shattered Earth. It is a story of escape and wonder, of madness and terror. David J Rodger’s trademark unforgiving rendering of harsh reality, and relentless narrative pace, are here in palm-sweating abundance, delivered in a novel that tears open a rent in the boundary of reality, providing a nerve-jarring glimpse of the Outer Chaos and the horrors that lurk just beyond the threshold of our fragile, human existence.
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