A FEW WEEKS AGO, the ARCs (advanced reader copies) of Covenant were mailed to reviewers (hey – if you got one, you can say you received the ARC of the COVENANT!!!) I’m happy to say that the first early reviews are coming in!
Horror Fiction Review wrote that “COVENANT won a Bram Stoker Award in 2004 and it’s easy to see why: Everson’s writing is fast paced, the several characters are very believable (which in itself is a rarity), plus wall-to-wall chills and some moments that will haunt any sufferer of claustrophobia.”
Meanwhile, Graeme’s Fantasy Book Review said “‘Covenant’ weighs in at only 296 pages long (making it an ideal ‘commuter book’!) but Everson seems to find plenty of room to spice things up with chills and horror. It’s basically a tale of what people will do to fulfil a deal with the devil and how they live with this afterwards. What this means for the reader is a mixture of some really nasty supernatural occurrences (demons work off their boredom in some sick ways!) and the dark side of humanity. Sometimes it’s hard to work out which is worse… There are also moments of genuine tension where you don’t know what is going to happen next, just that it could be anything (such as the events following Joe’s pot-holing expedition)…”
I just put a “countdown” clock on my website which at the moment says… 39 Days, 5 hours and 4 minutes til the release of Covenant. ?