Title: Totem of Terror (An Eidola Project Novel Book 3)
Author: Robert Herold
Genre: Horror, Paranormal Suspense
The Eidola Project, a team of 19th century ghost hunters, is tasked with trying to stop a deadly shapeshifting demon attacking the native people of La Push, on the Washington Coast. The team brings their own demons with them, in the form of drug addiction, a werewolf's curse, and being in mourning from the death of a loved one. Can they rise to this new challenge, or will they face the same grisly end as the shapeshifter's other victims?
When your own demons are extremely fierce, there is not much in the world you can't take on. The tale of the Eidola Project continues with the 'gang' heading out West. Practice battling inner demons is almost not enough here.
Robert Herold has been able to take societal issues of the 19th century and present them relevantly in the 21st century. It probably should make today's readers shake their heads that such bad behavior continues to this day. Racism is the underlying theme alongside horror. The horror of racism from that day still exists today - glorified in some quarters.
The horror writing here once again illustrates the capability of this author. There are not many horror authors around now writing such quality horror as Robert Herold. Beautifully crafted and well researched, this is a fine book. Another excellent leg on the journey of the Eidola Project. Fans of this series will love this book. Fans of good horror will love this book. People looking for a realistic view of life in the Pacific Northwest in the late 19th century will love this book.
My Rating: 5 stars
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The supernatural always had the allure of forbidden fruit, ever since my mother refused to allow me, as a boy, to watch creature features on late night TV. She caved in. (Well, not literally.)
As a child, fresh snow provided me with the opportunity to walk out onto neighbors’ lawns halfway and then make paw prints with my fingers as far as I could stretch. I would retrace the paw and boot prints, then fetch the neighbor kids and point out that someone turned into a werewolf on their front lawn. (They were skeptical.)
I have pursued many interests over the years (among them being a history teacher and a musician), but the supernatural always called to me. You could say I was haunted. Finally, following the siren’s call as an adult, I began writing horror.
Ultimately, I hope my books give you the creeps, and I mean that in the best way possible.
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Reviewed by: Mr. N