You all know how much I love indie authors right? Brian is an indie author I’ve seen floating about, pun fully intended if you know you know. Horror is not a genre I’ve read a lot of any Stephen King is the only horror author I’ve ever read. I’m pretty open to genre and new authors now, and after watching Brian’s live for the Derwent Valley Lit Fest earlier this year i downloaded The Water. It felt right and about time I read some horror.
Publisher: Independently published Floaty Ruler
Published: 30th March 2018
A small village in the middle of the High Peak. The ideal place for holiday makers because of its old-fashioned look and the amazing, picturesque Barrington Reservoir.
But that peace is about to be shattered. The village is about to be invaded by the Black Rock, a small meteorite that crashes into the middle of the reservoir. Now everyone that comes into contact with the compromised water has their life taken from them and replaced by the invader. They become shambling, mindless zombies that try and spread the Black Rock as far as it will go.
June Dobson is a retired psychic, dogged by the dementia that is robbing her of her senses, she resides in the SunnyBank nursing home and she is the only one that saw the Black Rock arrive. Now the clouds sitting across June’s mind are beginning to clear. The thing in the water is reaching out to her and her gift begins to grow again. Soon, very soon, she will know what the Black Rock wants, what it needs, and the town of Hurndell will never be the same again. Nor will the rest of the human race, if the Black Rock has its way….
My Review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A unique story with a surprising twist
Horror isn’t a genre I’ve read much and the ones I have have been Stephen king. I found the characters fun, quirky, some quite serious and some you love to hate. A beautiful idedilic sleepy village has it’s peaceful existence shattered in the most bizarre and grotesque way. Zombie themes aren’t something I’ve read before but have seen on film. This is a very different take on the genre. I loved the psychic element and really enjoyed the opening which was also surprising. I would actually like to see a prequel to this.
About The Author Brian O’Gorman was born in Ormskirk, Lancashire in 1974. He published his first novel Pharmacon in 2014 after years of writing unpublished short stories. He normally writes in the horror genre but has turned his hand to children’s books and contemporary fiction. He is most famously known for his novel Dawn of the Spiders which has entertained and appalled readers all across the globe.
“It was about time I did something positive with it. I have been writing for what feels like my entire life. I was always writing just to amuse myself, I never even thought that there was any remote chance that I could get it published. Writing is a lot of fun. Getting a new idea to work as a story is a feeling unparalleled on this earth. I’m always eternally grateful when somebody chooses one of my scribblings to spend some time with. I have no illusions about being a literary master, I just like to tell stories, ones that make you wonder if there is anything nasty lurking under the bed-covers as you slip your legs in, or perhaps they make you wonder, just as your hand hovers over the light switch, whether something is waiting for you in the dark….something with big teeth and bad intentions…..I grew up watching monster movies, the kind of things where human kind were under attack from a giant beast that had been spawned from mankind’s meddling with mother nature. That story will never get old for me.”
Find Brian here: https://www.facebook.com/floatyruler/