Nightmares of Terror


Nightmares of Terror by Ken R. Abell continues the author’s Deacon Coburn series and maintains the same taut narrative and quality storytelling that I’ve come to expect. Weaving the lives of his characters together with effortless intricacy, a tapestry of faith, hope, loss, and upheaval emerges. The titular nightmares tend to terrorize as advertised, and Abell’s distinct mix of biblical wisdoms with supernatural occurrences continues to intrigue and call to question the fabric of our world. Even so, this is rooted in such vivid characters and an accurate recreation of the American West of the late 19th century that it makes nothing seem beyond the realm of possibility. The story builds to the last act, which had me tearing through the final forty pages in breathless anticipation and fearful wonder.

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