The Converging: Mark of the Demon

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Rated 5.00/5 based on 6 reviews
After laying waste to the town of Semelar, The Demon Cynara Saravic returns to her ancestral homeland of Romania with Elizabeth Simpson firmly in tow. The ancient soil howls with the screams of Cynara’s past victims. In answer to those cries their descendants come together and as Cynara prepares to meet their challenge, she discovers her two greatest enemies; love and her own conflicted nature.

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Words: 234,680
Language: English
ISBN: 9781102468998
About George Straatman

George lives in Timmins, a small Northern Ontario city with his wife Louise and their collection of furry kids. He writes both horror and high fantasy. His works Include the epic horror trilogy...The Converging Series...the new stand alone epic horror...The Circle of the Witch and The first two volume of the epic Fantasy Series...Journey through the Land of Shades.

I would like to give something back to those who have purchased and enjoyed his novels. To this end, I would like to offer a series of Signature Cards.

What is a signature card? It is a 4 x 6 inch card on durable poster stock. The face of the card holds the book cover image and the reverse side has the novel’s teaser and my website address…and sufficient space where I can personalize the card for readers.
I have created one of these cards for each of my novels, so if you would like a no cost personalized card…select one or more of the Signature Cards and send me an e-mail along with your mailing address and the name you would like to have me sign to…and I’ll send a card your way. The e-mail address for this Signature Card Request would be Amberdias@persona.ca

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Review by: PAULINE CRAIG on Jan. 28, 2013 :
I have really enjoyed this book as with his first. I can't wait to read the next book. Mr Straatman had firmly established himself in my mind as a great writer and can mix it with the best of them. I will continue to look forward to more books from Mr Straatman!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Laura Daniels on Oct. 31, 2011 :
I forgot to include any stars in my previous review ! I hope this doesn't hurt the overall stars of the book!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Laura Daniels on Oct. 31, 2011 : (no rating)
Loved this book just as much as the first. With this book Mr. Straatman firmly establishes one of the protagonists as an antagonist as well and does so brilliantly. All his characters are deep and rich, well thought out and he brings them all to life wonderfully.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Franz McLaren on April 10, 2011 :
Few authors can equal their first success with a great sequel. In "The Converging: Mark of the Demon", George Straatman has exceeded his first effort. In addition to an enviable mastery of story, plot, characterization, and description, he has added the skill of making even the landscape seem ominous. He deftly weaves subplots, horrors that the viewer sees and the protagonists do not suspect, into a chilling series of nightmares. Noose after noose tightens as the ultimate evil spins an inescapable web of terror. Again Mr. Straatman has demonstrated that he deserves a place amongst the masters of horror. This novel too, is a must read for all dark horror fans.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Franz McLaren on April 10, 2011 :
Few authors can equal their first success with a great sequel. In "The Converging: Mark of the Demon", George Straatman has exceeded his first effort. In addition to an enviable mastery of story, plot, characterization, and description, he has added the skill of making even the landscape seem ominous. He deftly weaves subplots, horrors that the viewer sees and the protagonists do not suspect, into a chilling series of nightmares. Noose after noose tightens as the ultimate evil spins an inescapable web of terror. Again Mr. Straatman has demonstrated that he deserves a place amongst the masters of horror. This novel too, is a must read for all dark horror fans.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Brian DeGrechie on Dec. 31, 2009 :
Hi George Straatman: After reading "The Converging" I just had to own "Mark of the Demon". As soon as I purchased the novel I eagerly started to read it with much anticipation. All novels should be progressively better when published as a series. Unfotunately, that is not the case most of the time. "Mark of the Demon" more than surpassed my already high expectations. The plot is fantastic, it is like a roller coaster ride and my ideas who would survive the epic battle concluded much differently than I thought! There are two events in the novel that I have never read anything like it. For instance, when Contayza attacked the Night Queen's evil mind through Nathaniel. Another event that is throughly entertaining is when Elizabeth attacked herself as an invader/interloper scenario. In my opinion the era of great horror writing is on the decline especially since immortal characters follow the same "rules", ie, silver bullets will kill them. That particular plot is a culture unto it's self. This novel is so refreshing in that regards. The only other boook I have ever read that did not follow tradition roles for immortal entities is "The Keep" by F. Paul Wilson. To sum up my thoughts on the "Mark of the Demon", I would recommend this novel to anyone whom enjoys fantasy/horror or either. You will be pleasantly surprised! It is an excellent book that will bring readers to new heights in that realm of writing. An admiring fan, Brian.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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