Some things, according to Cody McCall, are worth risking a whipping. Such as, sneaking out with your friends after dark for a peek at the traveling show setting up just outside of town. Oddities, the signs promise. Marvels. Grotesqueries. Exotic attractions and mysterious magics.
Not as if they'd be allowed to attend otherwise, not with parents and preacher and schoolmarm all disapproving. But how often does a chance like this come along? There isn't much else by way of excitement in quiet, peaceful Silver River, a once-prosperous boom town slowly gone bust.
Worth risking a whipping, sure. Worth risking life and limb, and maybe more? Worth risking being ripped to pieces by ravenous, inhuman brutes? Worth crossing paths with those strange, silent cult-folk from the high valley? Worth all the fire and bloodshed and horror and death?
Because something far worse than any ordinary traveling show has come to town, and one thing is for certain: those who survive, if any, will never forget the night Silver River run red.
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A Masterpiece of Violence
I am a reader who appreciates on-page violence. I want the gore, I want to see everything and to be on hand in the front center splash zone wearing a raincoat to keep the blood from filling my shoes. Morgan does not disappoint.
Morgan is an incredible author, Not only does her prose pop, but the world-building is capable of putting together is staggering. The Night Silver River Run Red is a story that takes place in a town, that exists in a fully realized world, a place that seems real, with all the little details and moments you need for the story to be a real place populated by real people.
Real good people, real bad people, real kind people, real cruel people, and by the end of the story, mostly real dead people.
I heartily recommend you visit Silver River, but make sure you bring your raincoat.
The narration was on point and fantastic as well.
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- Brian Lindenmuth
LOVE the Splatter Western series
I've read a few of the Splatter Western entries and I've recommended the series to a few other readers who I think will like them. This entry didn't fully work for me. A lot of times in weird westerns or horror/western hybrids, supernatural or mythological creatures are mixed into the frontier setting. The "monsters" here are very human (which isn't a problem) but seem to have wandered in from another extreme horror novel. I found this a little jarring. Not a bad book overall but perhaps best to be aware going in what the lay of this frontier land looks like. Still love the series and eagerly await each new entry.
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