Blackened by Erik Henry Vick (The Bloodletter Saga Book 2)
English | 2019 | Horror , Fantasy | ePUB | 367 Kb
Blackened : All small towns have a dark underbelly where seedy characters perform dark acts. In Oneka Falls, those acts no longer occur out of sight, but out in the open.
Two children have disappeared into the Thousand Acre Wood, and a sniper stalks the shadows of Oneka Falls intent of causing terror and mayhem. But who is to blame? Who is behind it all? When evil intrudes on their lives a second time years later, it sets a chain of events in action that can only end in destruction.
“Don’t worry, sport. Everything is prepared for you. Sensed you’d be coming for a visit, we did, and the girls wanted to dote on you.”
“Daughters,” Benny echoed, almost overcome by a wave of lightheadedness.
“Yes. Are you unwell, my fine boy?” He didn’t wait for an answer, though. He cackled his horrifying laugh and leaped into the air with an acrobatic flourish. At the apex of his leap, leathery wings snapped open from his back, and they were flying. The king swooped between the tree trunks as if he had memorized the location of each and every tree.
“Who are you?” murmured Benny.
“You may call me Herlequin.”
“What kind of name is that?”
Herlequin shrugged. “The kind you may use to address me.”
“Are you…are you a demon?” asked Benny, watching the leathery wings flap lackadaisically and more than a little out-of-step with each other.
Herlequin cackled. “Well, People through the ages have called me an elf, a fairy, a brownie, a leprechaun, a kobold, a troll, an ogre, a doppelganger, and a gargoyle; I suppose adding demon to the list won’t hurt.”
Benny sighed. “Do you ever answer straight?”
Herlequin slow rolled and juked to avoid a low hanging branch, laughing the whole time.
“If you’re not a demon, why do you look like one?”