Colony of the Lost by Derik Cavignano
A Silver Falchion Award Finalist for Best Horror (2016)
A horror novel reminiscent of old-school Stephen King
A DEMON’S REVENGE… AN ADDICT’S STRUGGLE… THE BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF A TOWN
When the children of Glenwood begin vanishing one by one, baffling local and federal authorities alike, the idyllic New England suburb becomes anything but a utopia.
Built upon the ruins of a lost colony, Glenwood harbors a long-forgotten secret, and when three strangers are lured into the midnight woods by the phantom of a Puritan boy, they discover the truth of the town’s dark past and must face a vision of its bloody future.
Together, this unlikely trio—Jay, an alcoholic school teacher, Tim, a wise-cracking new kid in town, and Sarah, a nine-year-old with a handful of imaginary friends—must find a way to rescue the town from a terrifying supernatural force to prevent history from repeating itself.
“A solid horror story with appetizing characters.” –Kirkus Reviews
“An immensely satisfying paranormal thriller that manages to be playful, haunting and engrossing all at once.” –bestthrillers.com
“Cavignano’s Colony of the Lost is a riveting and suspenseful tale of atmospheric horror that calls back to the supernatural suburban chillers of the ’70s and ’80s. Three unlikely heroes are brought together to defeat a violent demon terrorizing their small town. What starts as a string of child disappearances turns into a shocking bloodbath of violent and sometimes sexual terror. A story of redemption and heroism cloaked in the macabre, Colony of the Lost is a winner for fans of kitschy American horror.” -The BookLife Prize in Fiction