Goblins

Goblins They want the children Someone is taking children from their homes on Roanoke Island and gruesomely slaughtering their families After a small hideous looking creature is discovered at one of the murd

  • Title: Goblins
  • Author: David Bernstein
  • ISBN: 9781619230965
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Paperback
  • They want the children Someone is taking children from their homes on Roanoke Island and gruesomely slaughtering their families.After a small, hideous looking creature is discovered at one of the murder scenes, Chief of Police Marcus Hale realizes whatever is responsible for the killings isn t even human Hale suspects a bizarre link to the past, to the end of the 16th CenThey want the children Someone is taking children from their homes on Roanoke Island and gruesomely slaughtering their families.After a small, hideous looking creature is discovered at one of the murder scenes, Chief of Police Marcus Hale realizes whatever is responsible for the killings isn t even human Hale suspects a bizarre link to the past, to the end of the 16th Century, when the island s first settlers disappeared, leaving only the word Croatoan carved into a tree.But something far sinister than he ever imagined is at work And if it isn t stopped soon, the entire island s population will perish Just like it did so many centuries ago.

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    1. Horror After Dark is currently giving away a copy of Goblins here:horrorafterdark/2015/0 And my friend and colleague, Paul, reviewed it here: horrorafterdark/2015/0This book was a lot of fun! Just looking at that cover, you know you're going to be in for a good time. The goblins in the book are a LOT scarier than that rather tame fellow you're looking at now. The best way to describe this book is B-Movie fun. We've got our historical setting-Roanoke Island. (Best remembered for its colony of mis [...]

    2. Starting with a young adolescent striking out the best hitter in their little league, David Bernstein takes exactly five pages to let the reader know they’re not in for a light and fluffy ride with his newest novel, Goblins. It’s at that point the winning pitcher chases a long homer hit by their coach in celebration of their victory into the woods beyond the baseball field. Once there, he runs into an odd little boy who seems to shimmer and change form and young pitcher (whose name you defin [...]

    3. "Scraping noises filled his ears. Nail on bone. He knew it was the creature’s claws raking against the inside of his wife’s skull, cleaning it out and wanting every last morsel"If passages like that turn your face green and make you want to drop the book like it's covered in goblin slime, then you're likely not the right audience for this. If, however, such details make you hungry for more, then David Bernstein has put together a damn fine meal for you to enjoy with Goblins.History buffs and [...]

    4. Review copyDavid Berstein makes his home in NYC and is likely hard at work on his next novel. David writes all kinds of horror, from hair-raising ghost stories to gore-filled slashers to adventure-filled apocalyptic tales of terror. Recent works include The Unhinged, Witch Island, and Apartment 7C.His latest book, Goblins, is a genuine monster fest featuringe you ready for it? GOBLINS. I don't think you can call that a spoiler since it's the title and there's a nice picture of one right there on [...]

    5. A copy of Goblins was sent to Confessions of a Reviewer by the author David Bernstein via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is said review. This book is published by Samhain.So David Bernstein is lucky enough to have two books coming out within a month of each other with two different publishers. I have just finished his other book Skinner and the review is written. I decided to read this one straight away after enjoying Skinner so much. I was hoping for more of the same. I think [...]

    6. Goblins is some great (frightening) fun from David Bernstein. I've read a few of his other titles and found Goblins to be the best of the batch so far. Right from the opening scene, whenever I was like, "come on, let this happen" it did. Where some authors may chicken out and play nice, Bernstein lets death take whomever stands in its way. Personally, I love that. Bernstein also does a great job of bringing these characters to life (even the ones who aren't around for long). In that sense, he re [...]

    7. As a monster lover, Goblins was right in my sweet spot. Gory, action-packed fun that was as relentless aswell, a pissed off goblin. Who knew these little beasties could be so evil? David Bernstein knocked it out of the park with this one. Now I want more!

    8. This one is a fast paced bloody goblin mucus and bodily fluid mess. And that was a compliment. A bit uneven in parts, but nonetheless a good time monster romp from Mr. Bernstein. 3.5 Stars.

    9. In reading Goblins by David Bernstein, a strange word kept creeping up in my mind…Fun. In the horror genre it is not always the first word that comes to mind when a reviewer places those words on paper. Creepy, scary, shocking, etc. Reviewers of horror literature tend to gravitate to words like that. But fun? Why not? After all what many non-horror readers do not get is that Horror with a capital H may be an escape, a way to face our fears, a way to illuminate the dark aspects of our existence [...]

    10. Bernstein hits another home run with GOBLINS, his newest release from Samhain Publications. These creatures are sure to please the horror loving reader with ghoulish, chilling ways. Dave blends the history of Roanoake Island with the devilish beasties for the most creative book I've read this year. Put it at the top of your to be read list. It's a winner!Samhain provided me a pre-release copy in exchange for a review.

    11. Gory, gruesome, gripping. This latest from David Bernstein hits all the horror high notes.David delvers some excellent, creative world building in his portrayal of the Goblin King and his underground empire. Then he seamlessly joins that to the historical event of the disappearance of the Roanoke Colony in 1520.The goblins themselves, scaly green creatures with vicious claws and teeth, are intensely horrific, but even more so when they assume the guise of the children they once were. No characte [...]

    12. B-Movie style brilliance from Bernstein.This has a great old school 80s horror vibe about it that I really dig. I like David Bernstein and how he writes. His books usually focus on a couple of key characters that are fleshed out enough so you can identify with them. The rest are usually just mince meat, which is cool. The story focuses on Sheriff Hale and his fight to save Roanoke from of a series of brutal (and believe me when I say the word brutal) murders at the hands (claws) of a clan of Gob [...]

    13. When I first read the title of author David Bernstein’s latest offering, GOBLINS, I wondered if he had taken a foray into Dungeons & Dragons territory. D&D is the first thing that pops into my head when I hear terms like ‘ogres’, ‘goblins’, and such. But when I saw the cover of the book, I knew fantasy was not where it was headed. I had questions, though: Could goblins truly be terrifying? Would they be hokey rather than scary? Did Bernstein make a mistake with this book? Thank [...]

    14. Book Review originally published here: iheartreading/featuresIn Goblins, the horror starts from the first five pages, and from then on, it’s a never-ending, gore-filled ride of creepy twists and turns that, if it doesn’t manage to creep you out, at least manages to make you lose your appetite. What starts with an innocent baseball game soon turns into a murder on a little boy, and to a group of goblin-nasties invading the nearby town. Everyone is on high alert but police is in the dark about [...]

    15. (I won this copy of Goblins in a giveaway)Just as scary as the creature on the cover looks(I had to turn the book over at night so the goblin wasn’t looking at me), this book starts out with a terror filled start and the horror and gore doesn’t stop! As a lover of horror stories…the ones that scare the daylights out of you, I found myself getting more and more creeped out as I read along! Being honest here, I had a lot of lights on in the house and even slept with one on after I made sure [...]

    16. Goblins starts with a chapter from the point of view of an 11 year old Little League pitcher. It is written so convincingly in a YA style that I was groaning. Had I been hoodwinked in to reading a book for children? This opening works really well, setting up a story of childlike innocence only to have it brutally ripped away when the goblins arrive.David Bernstein has written a straight forward monster story full of gut munching carnage that gore fans should be tripping over themselves to buy. A [...]

    17. Nonstop carnage and excitement. A fun fast paced monster story. I loved the descriptions of the goblin king's lair and all the mythology of the goblins. Really cool stuff. The novel could have easily gotten by without an origin for the creatures but the original explanation for them adds an extra layer of depth to this fun as balls creature feature. it even ties into the historic Roanoke Island Croatoan mystery. This was my first book by Bernstein, and I plan to check out many more. I also was a [...]

    18. David Bernstein writes such no frills, straight forward prose that you almost can't question any of the supernatural elements of this novel. By the time he describes the goblin world, you're totally on board without any disbelief whatsoever. This novel is exactly what it needs to be: a fast-paced, non-stop, splattery ride that's fun and action packed throughout. File this one between Gremlins and Ghoulies but make sure you're ready for gruesome and inventive kills that'll make you, the reader, s [...]

    19. David Bernstein’s Goblins is high action horror that bounces back and forth nicely between the fantastic and the all too real. A Little League game on Roanoke Island quickly descends into horror as the star pitcher goes missing and his parents are savagely butchered. There is green slime at the murder and abduction sites and a drunken local man with what he says are the answers to the terrible happenings. It’s a terror that dates back to the mysterious 1590 disappearance of the island’s fi [...]

    20. Review from horrorundergroundGoblins (2015)Samhain PublishingAuthor: David BernsteinBuilding upon the myth and speculative history surrounding the very real disappearance of “The Lost Colony”, Goblins, the new book from author David Bernstein, reveals the mystery behind what happened to the Roanoke Colony. Most of us remember reading about this mysterious event in United States history when we were in grade school. The colony, being the first permanent settlement in the Americas, vanished wi [...]

    21. I was given a copy of this book from the writer in return for an honest review.GOBLINS is something I probably wouldn't normally pick up but, having enjoyed many other titles by David Bernstein previously, I was keen to give it a chance. I felt that the beginning was not as strong as his previous works and the slightly overly-descriptive baseball game ,which introduced us to the first principle character, seemed unnecessary and I was starting to think this was one of those 'coming-of-age' storie [...]

    22. When I was a child, I used to read some pretty dark fairy stories. Some featured nasty little goblins. They scared me then. These many years later, David Bernstein writes a book about goblins – and I’m scared all over again! This in itself is a feat worthy of praise. To have the ability to turn a creature from children’s fable into a hideous, frightening and – somehow – believable adult threat is an achievement. Goblins works on all levels. As a horror story, the plot is fully formed, [...]

    23. This book is an absolute gore-fest. I don't mean that in a bad way at all. It's a monster book and monsters are best served with a side of gore. I just HAD to read this book because the name of the book and the cover were so simple, I knew the story had to offset that. And it did. If this were one of those great B-movies, I'd watch it a thousand times.

    24. Gruesome Grimm's TaleIf you are looking for one sick and twisted riff on fairy tales, take a look here. This was the first book by this author that I'd read and I look forward to reading more from him. I do wish that the goblin world would have been more fleshed out or more time spent on their attack on Roanoke, but these are minor quibbles. Hats off to the cover artist. Yeesh.

    25. Pure drooling, bloody funFor a full review, please go to examiner/review/goblin and follow me on Twitter @josenher

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