Song of the Sandman

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Pub Date 19 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 16 Jul 2021

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“The kind of Gothic/cosmic mashup that would make Arthur Machen and Robert Chambers proud.” —Shane Keene, Horror DNA & InkHeist

After a terrible mass shooting at Cicero’s Circus, the evil presence responsible for the carnage is taken in by a doomsday cult lying in wait for such an opportunity.

The village struggles to get back to normal in the aftermath of the shooting. The massacre was the final straw for many inhabitants, triggering a mass exodus. Families left their homes without looking back, not even to find out what could have caused such a tragedy. However, to those who know the truth—that a malevolent god unleashed its wrath upon the village—it’s only a matter of time before events repeat themselves.

Venus McKenzie ventures deeper into the pit of secrets left in death’s wake, praying that what she’ll find will help her against the dark forces she couldn’t defeat before.

“The kind of Gothic/cosmic mashup that would make Arthur Machen and Robert Chambers proud.” —Shane Keene, Horror DNA & InkHeist

After a terrible mass shooting at Cicero’s Circus, the evil presence...


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ISBN 9781942645962
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Special thanks to Netgalley, Inkshares, and J-F. Dubeau for the advanced copy of this book!!

I love this series! The first book immediately sucked me into a creepy yet intoxicating story that I just could not put down. Song of the Sandman, the second book of this series, does exactly the same! I could not put this book down, and once I finished it I was almost saddened it was over. However I cannot wait for the third book! I heard this is supposed to be a trilogy and I am hungry for the final installment!

This book does a great job of answering a lot of the questions and cliffhangers left from the first book. The writing style is easy flowing and vibrant. It is a horror book, so there is gore, but wow Dubeau does a wonderful job describing nasty, gorey stuff with such perfection! The story is told by many different points of view, keeping tabs on some of the characters from the first book, as well as introducing some new ones. Seeing events from different perspectives helps to give the story another level or richness it would not gain if only told by one narrator.

I really enjoyed this book and would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone looking for a story that is creepy but also full of twists and turns. Again, this is the SECOND BOOK of the series, so make sure to read A God in the Shed first! You will NOT be disappointed!

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I listened to the audio book of “A God in the Shed” last year and couldn’t wait to find out what happened to Venus, Abe and Penny. This didn’t disappoint.

If you read this as a stand alone you might be a bit confused, but the characters are so well written you could probably figure it out.

I loved the introduction of Alice who sings the God to sleep. She’s such a haunting character...abused, isolated and held captive. The dynamic between her and the God is interesting. They have much in common but are obviously on opposite sides.

The God is more fleshed out in this novel. And that’s makes it all the more terrifying. The other villain Francis was almost more scary than the God. Humans without empathy are monsters just as much as the God they are worshiping.

There were some shocks and surprises which made me want to find out more. I’m eager for the third installment and will just have to hope I get my answers!

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