Ancient Enemies

Rated 5.00/5 based on 1 reviews
Demons? Spirit Elementals? All stuff of Native American legends and fantasies, right? But not near Sedona, Arizona, when two teenagers discover a hidden cave and a strange mummy. One of them decides to use ancient practices to try and revive the hideous thing. However, the results are far more than these guys ever anticipated when something very strange and dangerous occurs!

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About Rob Shelsky

Rob Shelsky is an avid and eclectic writer, and averages about 4,000 words a day. He has several novels to his credit and two anthologies, with two romances out now, a Regency romance, Verity, along with the sequel, Faith, and soon to come, a time-travel romance.

Rob has written science fiction articles for such magazines as The Internet Review of Science Fiction, numerous articles for AlienSkin Magazine, Neometropolis, Midnight Street (UK), Doorways, and other publications. Rob has had short stories published with Jim Baen’s Universe, Aberrant Dreams, AlienSkin, Gateway SF, Fifth Dimension, Continuum SF, Sonar4, Uncial Press, Planetary Stories, Pulp Spirit Magazine, Sex & Murder, and many more. He has a novella coming out in early 2010 with Aberrant Dreams Magazine’s first hardcover edition anthology, The Awakening. Rob’s novella, Avenger Of The People, will appear there alongside the works of such sci-fi greats as Alastair Reynolds, Ian Watson, Jana Oliver, Robert Madle, and just so many others. There is even an introduction by Jack McDevitt.

Rob has a short story, Green Waters, now out with Sonar4’s Phase Shift anthology, and a paranormal story, Light On The Moor, coming out with Smashwords and

Now, Rob Shelsky is not only a writer, but a contributing editor for travel articles, as well as being a reviewer for Novelspot. He is also a resident science fiction columnist for AlienSkin Magazine.

Although widely traveled and continuing to travel, Rob now lives in North Carolina. He enjoys contemplating ideas for new stories while watching the sunsets over the mountains and sipping a glass of red wine, preferably a decent Merlot.

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Review by: George Kempland on July 31, 2010 :
Here’s a different sort of tale from Mr. Shelsky, Ancient Enemies. Here, author Rob Shelsky departs from his usual sci-fi genres to give a story that is more a horror/fantasy one. Set in current times, in Sedona, Arizona, it is the story of two young men, very different in nature and background (one is a Native American and has had a rough life, while the other is your classic middle class, suburban sort), both stumbling on a strange secret. On a drive in the expanse of desert surrounding Sedona, they chance upon a cave. In it, is a mummy. And after they discover this, things change and not for the better. I don’t wish to give away more, but suffice it to say, this is a dark tale, involves elemental demons and much else, but with a slightly light touch to it. Seen through the eyes of a young adult, it shows how he views the world, and how he interprets events that follow.

You’ll enjoy Ancient Enemies. Although not as dark as some of Mr. Shelsky’s stories, it is fun and makes for a good read. Five stars for this baby!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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