Three generations of an Irish clan attempt to escape the curse of the Banshee. For nearly two centuries, the Galway estate has been a coveted jewel of the Emerald Isle. But within its opulent yet strange grounds, whispers of shattered love and unspeakable sin are guarded by a specter both living yet unborn... an entity whose very breath can send you to Hell. More
Three generations of an Irish clan attempt to escape the curse of the Banshee. For nearly two centuries, the Galway estate has been a coveted jewel of the Emerald Isle. But within its opulent yet strange grounds, whispers of shattered love and unspeakable sin are guarded by a specter both living yet unborn... a creature of this world -- and that which lays beyond... an entity whose very breath can send your soul to Hell.
Harken back to an Ireland of undiscovered lore: a sacred time bound by God, family, land – and the profound depths of darkest legend. Spared an unthinkable fate, Finola O’Grady found herself shipped away to a palatial, arranged marriage. Beaten down by the shame of religious persecution, John Cavanaugh fled the prisons of Britain, thinking he’d found a hidden Eden. Their destinies forever entwined, bringing forth one of the greatest horror icons of all time.
Now the Cavanaughs descendants must confront their worst fears -- the truth of their inheritance written in blood, a nightmare-inducing journey spanning one hundred and seventy-five years; a terrifying, candlelit saga through shrouded moors, eerie estates, purgatorial woods, and hushed resting places where even the dead are not safe.
“Heed the voice send: o’ moors clear thee,
From the day’s end ‘til clock strikes three.”
The witching hour is upon us. Tread carefully.
The last scream you hear won't be your own.
"Spine-tingling to the max. Mike Kalvoda is a talent to watch."
-- Marianne Maddalena, producer (Scream, The Hills Have Eyes)
"Kalvoda's prose lures you into a classic world of foggy moors and ghostly hags. Banshee is a literary treat haunted by Dickens and Poe."
-- Eduardo Sanchez, director (The Blair Witch Project)
"Heralds the arrival of a truly gifted writer. An ambitious nightmare woven with elegance and filled with absolute terror."
-- Jeffrey Reddick, writer/creator (Final Destination)
"... Breathes fiery life new life into the timeless legend. An atmospheric journey through time, filled with horrors that are at once mystical and utterly human."
-- Chiller Television Network (chillertv.com)
"As terrifying as it is ambitious, which is to say: very. I tore right through it!"
-- Dave Holmes, FX Network
"I hear music. The pace and rhythm of the writing are so cool that I can hear the score as I read... An epic you will not soon forget. Bravo, Mike."
-- Harry Manfredini, composer