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James Anderson purchases a house in the town of Prairie Rest, but unknown to him he buys more than just a home and a parcel of land.
Attempting to save his failing marriage, Jim Anderson moves his family from California to the Wisconsin town of Prairie Rest. For a while things seemed to be working. Then it goes bad. Very bad. Very fast. The mysterious death of his young son, Travis, triggers a chain of events that consumes the rest of his family and threatens the entire village. Jarvis Clark, on of the Town Elders, tells Jim that his arrival has awakened an evil existing deep within the earth. Convinced by Jarvis that he is also one of The Choosen, Jim reluctantly joins Jarvis and the other Town Elders to fight the ancient evil. In a cave on Anderson's property, The Elders, armed with the weapons of the Lord and things they'd taken from the hardware store, prepare to make their stand. But can something older than time really be destroyed?
Those With Weak Hearts, Use Caution!
Mr. Greske has written a fascinating story. There are many twists and turns to Jim Anderson's new life in his new surroundings. Once he moves his family to the small and seemingly peaceful, town of Praire Rest, one would think his life would be happy and his family would start to flourish again. Not Even Close!
Definitely a good read. Although it is a bit graphic. This book is too explicit for younger readers. Those with weak hearts or stomachs should read with caution.
Lynn Young is the Managing Editor of MWLA, a Reviewer and Editor
Much deadlier than Amityville and Night of the Living Dead
July 3, 2004
Jim Anderson appears to be an average American husband with two children and a dog. In an attempt to renew his relationship with his wife, Diane, Jim buys an old house in Wisconsin.
He hopes to spend some quality time with Diane rehabbing this property. They get off to a rocky start on their arrival to Prairie Rest, Wisconsin because neither Diane, nor his fourteen year old daughter Molly are pleased with the move. A heated argument causes Jim to leave the house and visit the local bar. Here he meets and becomes fast friends with Jarvis Clark, one of the town elders.
The next morning, Jim and Diane make up and out. Travis and Molly are getting along better then Travis dies from an unexpected accident, Jim's life becomes a rocky-horro picture show, one tragic event after another. Finally Jarvis convinces Jim that the property is cursed and that he was chosen to do battle against an evil that possesses the property and quite possibly may be spreading to the entire town!
While I am strictly not a horror buff, this is a very well written novel. As I write this review I am still cringing and attempting to shake off the hideous images brought on by the descriptive detail of this horror flick written on paper.
Not for the faint at heart.
Don't go to sleep in Prairie Rest; as a matter of fact don't close your eyes!
Reviewed by Juanita Reynolds
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Review for e-book edition
Author David E. Greske grabs readers in a stranglehold from the very first page and does not let go until the last page. This shudder-inducing horror story is overwhelming in its intensity, so much so that it made me quite eager to join the ragtag bunch to fight the horrible demon. If that was not enough, the sex scenes are scorching enough to be visible to a blind person. Anathema is a spell binding book that is full of twists and turns and characters from all walks of life, both good and evil. This book is not for the faint of heart but one fans of this genre will enjoy. I certainly did and I can hardly wait to read his next!
Electronic version of Anathema is available at www.whiskeycreekpress.com
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