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on 4 September 2014
Seeing these books come out in Kindle made my decade, even though I have the originals in a drawer. They are gritty books with great characters and fabulous stories, though not for the faint of heart.
Considering their thin size (about the size of the first harry potter book) they manage to squeeze in a great amount of content.
6 books in the series, each fantastic in its own right.
on 18 October 2014
I first started reading Robert Holdstock’s Night Hunter series around the same time that it went out of print and was never able to complete the set, so it was with great pleasure that I learned the books had been re-released in electronic format. ‘The Stalking’ is the first book in the series and it gets things off to a cracking start. The story moves at a brisk pace, and there is plenty of action and horror to keep it interesting throughout. Holdstock’s writing is very atmospheric, and he has a good knack for building tension. What’s more, once the tension has been built, he has the skill to have it pay off with shocking effect. The attack on Brady’s household that starts the series is brutally effective, and the final showdown with the supernatural stalker is explosive.
This was one of my favourite horror stories when I first read it twenty years ago, and I still rate it very highly today.
on 4 April 2015
I don't remember when I first read the Night Hunter books, I must have been in my teens/early twenties. I do remember that the series had not been completed and for whatever reason I didn't pursue the final instalments.
Coming back to it more than thirty years later, I'm delighted to find that it's as gripping as ever. Ok, it's a bit dated and has some pretty glaring inconsistencies that my younger self failed to spot, but all in all, its a damn good read.
If you enjoy occult fiction mixed in with folklore and mythology, I'd definitely recommend the books.
This time around, I've bought the entire series so I'll finally get to find out how it ends.