30 June 2018

Worship Me


By Craig Stewart

Paperback 356 pages
Publisher Hellbound Books Publishing (29th July 2017)
ISBN-13 978-0999177617

“Worship Me is a big and powerful book that does what horror novels are supposed to do… it scares the crap out of you.” Brian J. Lewis, The Horror Review

📕My Review

It starts as a normal Sunday service at St. Paul's United Church. That is until Angela Morris' missing husband bursts through the doors. He brings with him a dark and evil entity known as the Behemoth. The Beast. Now the terrified congregation must decide which child to sacrifice for their own lives to be spared.

Worship Me is a surprisingly good read. It's packed full of horrific action as the congregation battle to save themselves from the malevolent force that has entered God's holy house. There's blood and gore aplenty as the churchgoers descend into terror-stricken chaos. Fingers are pointed and accusations cast as they battle to save themselves.

The writing is expressive and articulate, although I found the story a little slow to get started. There's a fine line between setting the scene, introducing characters and losing the interest of the reader. Once it cranks up a few notches it's actually quite good.

My thanks to author Craig Stewart for providing a copy of this book.

Barnsey's Books Rating 

📗The Blurb

Something is listening to the prayers of St. Paul’s United Church, but it’s not the god they asked for; it’s something much, much older.

A quiet Sunday service turns into a living hell when this ancient entity descends upon the house of worship and claims the congregation for its own. The terrified churchgoers must now prove their loyalty to their new god by giving it one of their children or in two days time it will return and destroy them all.

As fear rips the congregation apart, it becomes clear that if they’re to survive this untold horror, the faithful must become the faithless and enter into a battle against God itself. But as time runs out, they discover that true monsters come not from heaven or hell… 

...they come from within.

📘The Author

Craig Stewart is a Canadian author and filmmaker who learned how to count from the rhyme, “One, two, Freddy’s coming for you.” He’s a creator and connoisseur of everything horror; never afraid to delve into the dark. His written works include short stories, film scripts, articles, as well as his first horror novel, Worship Me, recently published by Hellbound Books. He has also written and directed several short horror films that have enjoyed screenings across North America.

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