Lucas Sawyer and his wife Tamsen find themselves marooned in the heart of a mid-nineteenth century wilderness forest. They are rescued by Jonah Duvall, a mysterious woodsman and his family. They become aware of an ancient Jackpine - haunted and feeding off their essence. As winter sets in they must face the tree's unholy fury in an utterly horrific finale. More
The roots of evil run deeper than you can ever imagine.
Lucas Sawyer and his wife Tamsen find themselves marooned in the heart of a mid-nineteenth century wilderness forest. They are rescued by Jonah Duvall, a mysterious woodsman abiding in this strange valley with his wife Jezebel and thier son Cord. Brooding over all stands the Devil Tree - a huge evil jackpine that has summoned them to this valley to feed upon their collective emotions and their unnatural offspring. Part earth spirit, part elder demon - the tree is farming them.
The characters are bound in a tightening noose of of undeniable fate. As winter sets in they must face the tree's unholy fury in an utterly horrific finale.
Devil-Tree is a story that will take you further into the heart of unimaginable horror.
PRAISE FOR DEVIL TREE:
"This genre needs new blood and Steve Vernon is quite a transfusion." - Ed Lee
"Steve Vernon taps the strange fiction vein like no one before" - Hellnotes
"Steve Vernon is one of the finest new talents of horror and dark fiction" - Owl Goingback
"Steve Vernon is a hard writer to pin down - and that's a good thing." - Dark Scribe Magazine
"Armed with a bizarre sense of humor, a huge amount of originality, a flair for taking risks and a strong grasp of characterization - Steve's got the chops for sure." - Dark Discoveries
"Steve Vernon is something of an anomaly in the world of horror literature. He's one of the freshest new voices in the genre although his career has spanned twenty years. Writing with a rare swagger and confidence, Steve Vernon can lead his readers through an entire gamut of emotions from outright fear and repulsion to pity and laughter." - Cemetery Dance
"If Harlan Ellison, Richard Matheson and Robert Bloch had a three-way sex romp in a hot tub, and then a team of scientists came in and filtered out the water and mixed the leftover DNA into a test tube, the resulting genetic experiment would most likely grow up into Steve Vernon." - Bookgasm
"The G-forces generated by Steve Vernon's writing and creative force are awesome to behold, and could easily generate mental whiplash in the unprepared." - Fear Zone
"Steve Vernon was born to write. He's the real deal and we're lucky to have him." - Richard Chizmar