The Reddening

The Reddening

One million years of evolution didn't change our nature. Nor did it bury the horrors predating civilisation. Ancient rites, old deities and savage ways can reappear in the places you least expect.

Lifestyle journalist Katrine escaped past traumas by moving to a coast renowned for seaside holidays and natural beauty. But when a vast hoard of human remains and prehistoric artefacts is discovered in nearby Brickburgh, a hideous shadow engulfs her life.

Helene, a disillusioned lone parent, lost her brother, Lincoln, six years ago. Disturbing subterranean noises he recorded prior to vanishing, draw her to Brickburgh's caves. A site where early humans butchered each other across sixty thousand years. Upon the walls, images of their nameless gods remain.

Amidst rumours of drug plantations and new sightings of the mythical red folk, it also appears that the inquisitive have been disappearing from this remote part of the world for years. A rural idyll where outsiders are unwelcome and where an infernal power is believed to linger beneath the earth. A timeless supernormal influence that only the desperate would dream of confronting. But to save themselves and those they love, and to thwart a crimson tide of pitiless barbarity, Kat and Helene are given no choice. They were involved and condemned before they knew it.

'The Reddening' is an epic story of folk and prehistoric horrors written by Adam Nevill, the author of 'The Ritual', 'Last Days', 'No One Gets Out Alive' and the three times winner of The August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel.

Title:The Reddening
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781916094109
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    The Reddening Reviews

  • Sadie Hartmann

    5 ++++ stars!“But, alas, in such places where hell is made on earth one can never look away from the business of depravity.”- The ReddeningAll the stars. This book, THE REDDENING by Adam Nevill ge...

  • Peter

    What a novel! You have some old bones and references to a cannibalistic tribe in the past (great description) on the one hand and some mysterious murder cult on the other. Helene gets in contact with ...

  • Mindi

    So guess who is going to be reading a lot more from Adam Nevill? I want to start by talking about the actual book, because presentation means a lot to me. Of course that jacket art is amazing, but I a...

  • Janie C.

    This is a captivating and frightening novel that captures our sense of dread and refuses to let go, shaking us within the jaws of historical menace and its threat of eternal continuity. Surrounded by ...

  • Michelle

    This book is basically about a cannibalistic cult and the poor souls that cross their path. Horror stories are what really ignited my passion for reading when I was a teen. I love the feeling of goose...

  • Gianfranco Mancini

    Kat clenched her teeth and raised the wooden club in her hand. We’re all monsters here. We’re all red now.I enjoyed a lot my first read from author Adam Nevill.Ghoulish archaeological discoveries,...

  • Johann (jobis89)

    Promising... but I just grew tired of it by the end. A shame cos there’s some really creepy shit in here! 100 pages too long for me. Full review to come....

  • Niki

    The Limbo of "It was neither awesome nor awful" 3 stars.Let's begin with the negatives, because that's how I roll: the book was so, so overwritten. Dunno if Adam Nevill was attempting some Romanticism...

  • Chris Berko

    It pains me to say this because I have a lot of respect and admiration for Adam Nevill and I have enjoyed every other book I have read by him, but this is a boring, pale representation of what he is c...

  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)

    It's taken me ages to get over my trauma from reading this utterly brilliant and highly disturbing novel from the twisted pen of Adam Nevill.This one grabbed me and didn't let go, even when I wanted t...