Ginger Nuts of Horror
The fabulous Amber Fallon has a new book out on Friday from Eraserhead Press, her debut novel Terminal was a smash it last year, and this one looks like it could be even better.
Amber Had this to say about her new book
"The Warblers is quite a departure from what I normally write. My debut, The Terminal, is a gory, action-packed, pulpy good time, whereas The Warblers is a slower, more quiet, psychological horror story that deals with mystery, coming of age, and the consequences of one's actions.
The original inspiration for the story was a documentary about predatory birds. I love nature documentaries, especially about predators. There was a section about a bird called a Shrike that impales its victims on thorns to kill them. I was utterly captivated and spent a few hours watching YouTube videos on the subject, knowing that I just had to draw some inspiration from them, and that's where the monstrous birds in The Warblers came from.
This book is my take on a coming of age story with all the trimmings; the harsh reality of adulthood, the struggle to find your place in the world, the heavy realization that your parents aren't invincible and are, in fact, just people like you."
After the sun would go down, I’d hear them out there, back by the shed, shrieking their twisted warbling cries out there in the night, followed by squeals of whatever prey they’d managed to hunt down.
When his rural farm becomes overrun with terrifying beasts called Warblers capable of eating livestock, dogs, and even people, 14-year-old Dell McDale’s life is torn asunder. He watches through the eyes of a boy on the verge of becoming a man as his father is forced to go to awful lengths to rid the family home of the infestation, culminating in a confrontation between Dell and a local bully-turned-soldier on a night that will change everyone involved, forever.
The Warblers is a mysterious tale of a young man learning what fear can do to people and what happens, when in order to fight monsters, one must side with another monster.
"Amber Fallon is a force to be reckoned with, delivering kickass action and intense emotion in generous measures!" - Christine Morgan