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Firelands

book      fiction

Warnings
  5 point scale
Nudity:3
Sex:3
Violence:4
book cover

Description:
The winter of 1799 is falling fast on the Ohio frontier settlement of Hugh's Lick. Food is scarce, and tense relations with the neighboring Delaware village threaten to erupt into an all-out war. But things are about to get much worse.

In the midst of a ferocious storm, frontiersman Cole Seavey is attacked by a terrifying creature spawned from the bowels of hell. Pakim, a Delaware brave, rescues a gravely wounded Cole and delivers him to safety at the home of friendly settlers that his recollection of the monster-as well as his confusing feelings for Pakim-are simply the products of his fevered brain.

But the killings begin. As the townspeople wait in terror for the next ferocious attack, Cole and Pakim learn the ghastly violence is the work of an ancient, implacable menace: the Wendigo.

Soon the forest is littered with sundered corpses, and most of the settlers flee. Only Cole, Pakim and their small band of allies remain to confront the Wendigo-which is closer than they think.

Qvamp says:

Every now and again, the queer horror genre extends into new territories, and this book offers us one of these times. Focusing on the untamed frontier, with cowboys, trappers and Indians, this book also delivers with interracial gay couples and mystical monsters.

For someone who has read dozens of gay horror novels following the same tired plots, this book is a treasure. It is well-written and provides interesting characters, as well as some moments of true fear.

The plot suffers some minor weaknesses, such as providing almost godlike planning of evil men, and of having people suffer impossible damage and continue on, but these points are minor compared to having a story that enfolds you in its description and brings you into the mind of the hero.

Mind you, this story is not for everyone. Those who are looking for a straight-up (so to speak) gay horror novel may not find what they're looking for.

Rating B+
Queer Vampire Rating A
Amount of Gay Content sex

 

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By: Rob Dunbar ( DunbarRbrt@aol.com )
Overall Rating: B-     Queer misc Rating: B+    

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