Book Review: Crawling Darkness – Adam Cesare & Cameron Pierce

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I live very near a small lake. The lake harbours a number of small to medium sized fish. But that’s not all…the lake is also home to some bloody huge eels. I often go down there to feed the ducks some bread with my kids. The eels like bread too! who knew? There is something about eels gives me the creeps. I don’t know what exactly it is…maybe it’s their slimy texture or deceptively big mouths….who knows. I don’t like them.

So, along come Adam Cesare and Cameron Pierce with ‘Crawling Darkness’ and, as you can probably see from the cover art, it’s about eels…These two collaborated last year on another creature tale called ‘Bottom Feeders’ a tale about giant catfish, weird cults and casinos! It had the trademark Cesare style horror mixed in with a little weirdness courtesy of Cameron Pierce. The book was great fun. As a keen fisherman I love these sorts of stories and am always on the lookout for more.

‘Crawling Darkness’ takes place in Philadelphia – the Schuylkill River that runs through it to be exact. When a jogger discovers a man being eaten by a group of blood thirsty eels the scene is set for some top notch creature carnage. These bioluminescent monsters aren’t your average eel. They seem to have a level of intelligence and cunning that makes them a deadly foe.

I really liked this. Shadowy government operatives, great one-liners, an explosive ending and eels that will do anything to get inside of you….and I mean anything (bathroom scene!) this is another fun romp from the Legion of Doom, tag team that is Adam Cesare and Cameron Pierce. Again, it has the trademark horror stylings of Cesare and the quirkiness of Cameron’s  writing. As with their last release together it doesn’t feel disjointed, despite two writers working on it. In fact it’s just great fun!

You can pick up this slippery sucker from here.

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