The Mission

Rated 4.56/5 based on 9 reviews
Something is waiting for Cody and Luke at the Mission. And it doesn't want them to leave. Ever. More
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Author of Thriller and Horror novels and short stories. ** NEW RELEASE** The novel BLOODWALKER (Thriller/Mystery/Horror) has now released from Freedom Fox Press. Find it here:

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Reviews of The Mission by L.X. Cain

Mae Clair reviewed on May 25, 2016

A short engaging tale of two boys off on a spooky adventure. What starts as a night time visit to an abandoned old mission soon turns into a story of survival as the sinister creature lurking inside turns deadly.

I liked the friendship between the boys and also the ingenuity Cody used in saving his friend. A great ending with a tidy bow! This is a story middle grade students will love, but as an adult, I also enjoyed the whimsy and magic of childhood adventure. Nicely done!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Michelle Wallace reviewed on Oct. 18, 2015

Two boys decide to explore the abandoned mission situated in a remote area of their town, and become trapped in a nightmare of hellish proportions!
The story is fast paced and kept me on the edge of my seat, barely breathing, heart pounding and imagination running wild... because I read it while I was ALONE AT NIGHT (which wasn't my intention...) and I'm a scaredy cat when it comes to horror! *shudders*
The author's close attention to tiny details ramps up the tension and sucks you in, deeper and deeper, every step of the way!
A great story for Hallowe'en month!
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Tania Walsh reviewed on June 28, 2015

I love Cain’s short horror stories…they pack just the right amount of punch to keep me on the edge of my seat and looking over my shoulder at every sound I hear. In The Mission, two boys go exploring an old, abandoned mission, but from the get go, things go bad. Really bad. Yeah, the place is dark, creepy, and straight out of a horror movie, but that’s nothing compared to the monsters the boys face.
The Mission is a guaranteed goosebump-inducing story, and be prepared to be shocked by the twists coming your way. Well done Cain on bringing back the true dread of what horror stories should be like. Kudos.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
M Sharif reviewed on June 22, 2015

For the thrill of it, Cody and Luke visit The Mission, a remote locale of their town. They get a surprise when something very real and scary that resides there comes after them. This creepy short story will grab readers right away and pull them through the frightening scenes.
(reviewed 38 days after purchase)
misspider reviewed on June 10, 2015

This story is about a boy visiting an old abandoned mission at night for a dare to fit in with his new schoolmates. But while the mission at night seems creepy, the creature he encounters there is a nightmare far worse. Will he and his friend get out of there alive?

'The Mission' is a well-written fast-paced little tale which you can devour like an expertly prepared tasty morsel. More experienced (or should I say old?) fans of the horror genre might consider this story a bit generic, but will enjoy it nonetheless, though maybe in a more nostalgic way, remembering their first encounters with the genre at a younger age. However, I would recommend 'The Mission' primarily to younger readers who will easily identify with the also young main character and who will still get a good scare out of this story.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Stuart West reviewed on May 29, 2015

Ms. Cain is a terrific horror writer and The Mission continues her winning streak. Think the movie, Tremors. Only scary. The best thing about her writing is how it truly engages all senses, putting you in the trembling sneakers of her young protagonist. Ms. Cain finds the beauty if horror with her often poetic prose, yet, remarkably, it never gets in the way of the chills. Highly recommended. I look forward to whatever she writes next.
(reviewed 18 days after purchase)
C. Lee McKenzie reviewed on May 24, 2015

The Mission is a short horror piece that compels you to read to the end. The encounter in a crumbling mission with plant life bent on digesting adventurous boys is gripping in its detail and suspense.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)
Kate Larkindale reviewed on May 17, 2015

This is a deliciously creepy story that will stick with you for days after you read it. The two kids are authentic and their reactions to the horrors they endure are also very real. And what a fantastic monster! I won't be forgetting that one in a hurry!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Lajkd reviewed on May 10, 2015

Nerve wracking and face paced. Definitely worth a read and a highly illuminated room.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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