Dark Isle

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Mark Stine is enjoying his year as a visiting professor at Cambridge University. But when he starts researching the long-dead English writer, Monty Summerskill, he discovers the shocking truth: that the ghost stories he wrote led to the author's shocking death. Meanwhile, the terrors awaiting Mark at Dark Isle are immense. Something horrifying has been awakened, and is terribly hungry for blood. More
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About David Longhorn

David Longhorn was born in North East England long before the internet, but fortunately they had plenty of books in those days! He enjoyed reading all sorts of fact and fiction in childhood and also became a huge fan of old horror movies and the BBC’s Ghost Stories for Christmas on television, despite losing a lot of sleep as a result.

He went on to get a degree in English Studies, which somehow led him to a career in local government, which in turn took him into a recording studio where he provided voice-overs, read news, and did a lot of other audio stuff. It’s been that kind of life, really – a bit random but quite interesting. All the while he was reading and writing supernatural fiction, influenced by both the classic tales of writers like Ambrose Bierce, M.R. James, and Edgar Allan Poe, but also by modern masters such as Stephen King. He hopes to write a lot more about the world of the dead and undead, assuming they let him…

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Review by: David R. Stookey on Dec. 02, 2017 :
Wow - great read! I've read and enjoyed many horror stories on Smashwords, but this is my favorite so far. The settings and characters felt very real and interesting, and the story itself seemed very original and unique. I certainly plan to read the other works by this author.
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Review by: William Akin III on Oct. 20, 2017 :
It was quite a fun read. Anytime you can bring medieval ghosts to the present is always my idea of a fun time. I do wish there was more anxiety created after Mark got to the island and the final scene. Such as more scrambling to find a solution as we waited in more anticipation if the final showdown was going to happen or not.
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