The Fatal Folklore Trilogy
“THE GREATEST MONSTER IS MAN”
STORY-LINE THE DEVIL’S COLONY BY BILL SCHWEIGART:
In The Devil’s Colony, Bill Schweigart, once again brings together his team of monster hunters. In the New Jersey Pine Barrens, Ben, Lindsay, Erica, Alex, Richard, and Davis face the ultimate evil. Once more they are all facing monsters and death.
Henry Drexler, Richard’s old partner owns a compound, Välkommen, in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Although the name means “welcome”, Välkommen’s anything but welcoming once you get inside. Drexler takes in everyone, as long as, they are racists, white power neo Nazis’. Realizing Drexler probably summoned the past monsters they battled, Richard must send in Lindsay and Ben incognito to find as much information as they can. Between the black uniformed guards, neo Nazis crazies, and Drexler’s sociopath son, they will find information does not come easy. But when found, it’s terrible and frightening, as monsters resident in the Pine Barren.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Once again Schweigart takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of adventure filled with monstrous humans and other-world monsters which should not exist. The first part of the book shows the inhuman side of humanity in all his prejudices and cruelties. Drexler, his Nazis roots, and the scum he has by his side, capture the attention of the reader as Schweigart led Lauren and Ben though their mission in the encampment. As the action heats up, we find Lauren and Ben in the middle of a boiling caldron of evil.
I found this book paced a little slower than the first two books. Yet with twists and turns, plots and subplots, Schweigart held my attention. Schweigart answers questions which we ask ourselves in the first two books and brings to a successful concludes the who, what, when, and how mystery of the monsters. I found The Devil’s Colony a solid mystery horror book with a well-developed story-line and believable characters.
In the acknowledgments, Schweigart states: “The Devil’s Colony is their last ride”. I hated to say goodbye to all the characters I came to know so well; I had cheered them on through 3 books, watched them suffer and survive, and watched each one grow and mature throughout the books. Am I sad to see them go; yes, but I am sure Schweigart has something just as good in store for us. Although a standalone book, I would suggest reading the entire series, as it will increase your enjoyment and understanding of the story-line and characters.
THE DEVIL’S COLONY RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE:
Additionally, I received this book from Netgalley.com and chose to voluntarily review the book with an honest mystery horror book review. Lastly, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinions. In addition, the ARC did not affect my voluntary book review.
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