The Converging

Rated 5.00/5 based on 8 reviews
The Converging recounts the tale of ethereal Romanian demon Cynara Saravic who after building her legend as Satan’s most prolific reaper of souls, decides she must have a soul, not for the dark father, but her own companionship. Her search for a perfect light reflection of her own darkness leads her to a small Washington town where she spins an insidious web of terror while claiming her prize.
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  • Category: Fiction » Horror » General
  • Words: 185,980
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781102467809
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

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Sonya Craig reviewed on on Feb. 12, 2014

An engrossing and epic novel of horror and fantasy. George Straatman should be at the top of the National Bestseller List. He creates a world that envelopes you. His characters are so rich and dynamic and complex that you'll swear you know them personally. The plot is fast and unpredictable and the imagery is so real that you can feel your feet touching the flames of hell. I highly recommend this book. Thank you Mr. Straatman, Sonya Craig
(review of free book)
PAULINE CRAIG reviewed on on Jan. 28, 2013

I forgot the stars for you Mr Straatman. Definitely one of the best writers that I have read!
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PAULINE CRAIG reviewed on on Jan. 28, 2013
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Mr Straatman, I love the story line. Fantastic book - taking us on a supernatural journey that just wants us to ask for more. Next book please Mr Straatman!
(review of free book)
Laura Daniels reviewed on on Oct. 31, 2011

One of the best horror novels I have read in a very long time! As soon as I finished this I bought the proceeding two books. The author accomplishes something few can - he makes you love the antagonist despite their disgusting, immoral crimes.
(review of free book)
Linda Foster reviewed on on Oct. 25, 2011

A good horror story, and great enjoyment.
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Jose Enrique reviewed on on July 9, 2011

I just finished reading this book and its one of the best horror/supernatural novels I have read in a very long time. It has outstanding character development with an engrossing plot that leaves you wanting more. The main character,Cynara,is a sadistic "mega evil" demon that even other demons are afraid of! Even though she is an extreme villain, you are intrigued by her and are always left questioning how can she possibly out do herself for each of her "theatrical" merciless evil acts is worse than the one before. I must warn readers there are graphic descriptions of lesbian sex as well of detailed descriptions of her extreme sadistic tortures and murders.
Throughout the story there are enough plot twists and turns to keep you until the end and even the ending has a surprise twist. I highly recommend this book!!!!
(review of free book)
Franz McLaren reviewed on on March 15, 2011

In "The Converging", George Straatman demonstrates a command of story, plot, characterization, and description that is rare. From the onset, Mr. Straatman carefully spins a tale, one strand at a time, until his web is complete and the reader is fully ensnared. Once entrapped, he leads us into our greatest fears. These run the gambit from lost children to unseen things that stalk us in the night and from confrontation with our own deepest selves to an invulnerable evil that relishes pain and knows no pity. This is a novel that can stand toe to toe with the masters of horror. It is a must read for all dark horror fans.
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)
Ron Gillam-Wright reviewed on on Nov. 4, 2010

This is a well-crafted and enjoyable piece of horror fiction...a story-driven, character-fueled throwback that should satisfy horror fans and still appeal to those who might not normally read this genre. Cynara is artfully evil...the perfect villian
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Brian DeGrechie reviewed on on Dec. 29, 2009

Hi George Straatman: I am happy I found this novel on Smashwords. "The Converging" is one of the best books I have ever read. The writing style is unusual and comparable to only Clive Barker and Dean Koontz that writes in a similar way that I can think of. It has been a long time since I have read a book so fascinating and captivating. I was impressed by the sheer number of descriptive words you use to express so many events in the book vividly.I enjoyed the way you described the thinking each character had. It portrayed a very good insight of the characters. Cynara is the ultimate villian considering her unlimited powers, brutality and love of theactrics. The plot has many twists and turns and kept me reading the novel quickly. Unlike most books the ending I could not guess. I would recommend this book to anyone whom enjoys horror or fantasy novels. "The Converging" contains elements of both. I wish you well in your endeavours to publish more books as after reading the novel, I am a admirer of your work, Brian.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)

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