Thursday, 14 May 2015

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: The Silence - Tim Lebbon

Release Date: 17/04/15
Publisher:  Titan


In the darkness of a underground cave, blind creatures hunt by sound. Then there is light, voices, and they feed... Swarming from their prison, the creatures thrive; to whisper is to summon death. As the hordes lay waste to Europe, a girl watches to see if they will cross the sea. Deaf for years, she knows how to live in silence; now, it is her family's only chance of survival. To leave their home, to shun others. But what kind of world will be left?


A scary and perhaps weird offering from Tim that really does set the chill factor to 11 in this cracking horror title from Titan.
Its definitely strange but when you add solid descriptions alongside cracking prose and wonderful atmospheric build up all round generates a book that will keep you gripped long into the night.

Back this up with a good supporting cast as well as an unusual principle character and all round I was more than happy with this book, especially when you also throw in some great dialogue that demonstrates that even someone without “words” can be mighty in their own way. Great stuff.

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