Neolithica



[Reading] ➶ Neolithica ➽ Dan Soule – E17streets4all.co.uk The discovery of a young boy's body brutally murdered and preserved for thousands of years in a Scottish peat bog brings with it than a find of a lifetime for archaeologist Mirin Hassan After the deat The discovery of a young boy's body brutally murdered and preserved for thousands of years in a Scottish peat bog brings with it than a find of a lifetime for archaeologist Mirin Hassan After the death of her husband Mirin wants life to get back to normal for her and her young son But media attention and professional rivalries become the least of her worries Something other than cameras followed the corpse back to the university A malevolent force grows unseen The weather turns biblical Violence and death spread beyond the university Could it be connected with the strange discovery The city grasps for a rational explanation but time is up Chaos has arrived as Mirin realises some things should stay buriedBook in the FRIGHT NIGHT series of bone chillers Neolithica is the breakout novel from horror author Dan Soule A mix of Dean Koontz and James Herbert with a dash of Lovecraft Buy it now if you're a fan of bestsellers like Phantoms Darkfall and The Rats.Neolithica

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  • Paperback
  • 356 pages
  • Neolithica
  • Dan Soule
  • English
  • 06 May 2016
  • 9781653718573

10 thoughts on “Neolithica

  1. says:

    Since the passing of James Herbert and the gradual decline of Shaun Hutson’s power as staples in the British Horror Scene I’ve been hankering for someone to step into that rather large void; which has been left vacant for some time now by in my opinion two of the brightest and loudest voices that we’ve had to shout about from our little island in the realms of horror fictionThat void has now been filled by author Dan Soule and his debut offering Neolithica – which seeps into the horror market like a deathly fringe a poisonous noxious gas that can’t wait for you to taste its dark offerings and consume your very soulsNeolithica shows that the British Horror Scene is alive and well – that the mantel that Hutson and Herbert had shouldered for so long has been passed onto a writer who understands all that has gone before him that has borrowed the best from the best and blended it into an intoxicating cocktail of macabre offerings – but all the while providing us a uniue tale that you would be forgiven for thinking it had been penned by one of these masters of the genre – such is the adeptness on show in Dan Soule’s debut novel Neolithica is a horrific masterpiece Neolithica has that very retro horror vibe about it think 70’s and 80’s horror at its best think Paperbacks from Hell and you’d be in the right ballpark or graveyard this story is cut from that very cloth Soule is open about it too he’s not trying to hoodwink you into anything else if anything he’s trying to warn you – you just need to see the stunning cover to know this is going to be retro horror and dark to its very core Expect strange happenings expect carnage expect grisly deaths and the darkest of horrors – but most of all come expectant as this novel delivers on all your horror needs and wants – it’s an exceptional horror debut which I’d champion horror fans to consume it has a very cult feel to it and shows a very promising career starting to bloom for a new voice in horror writing‘A bog body of perfectly preserved Neolithic boy is dug up from a Scottish peat bog Archaeologists are called in to investigate a discovery of a lifetime however even on the day it is found death follows in the boy’s wake’Our protagonist sets out on a journey of discovery to investigate this bog body – but through this discovery it leads her to a personal revelation which she’d done so well to bury Like a dead body in a lake it floats to the surface waiting for an inuisitive hand to reach out and touch it before it upends and reveals the ghastliness that had remained obscured Soule has done a marvellous job at creating fully realised characters and with a large pool of individuals each has enough time allotted to them within the story to ensure the reader is invested in each of their fatesI’m not going to lie some of the scientific stuff that takes place within the story was lost on me but it made it interesting as I had to look these things up and discovered than I expected But Soule also balances this academia with a rich and easy to read prose which wraps itself around your throat and drags you through the book – kicking screaming and pleading This is a debut not to be missed‘Neolithica is a masterful meditation on horror and grief – A cult horror smash which conjures up the very best from Hutson and Herbert – a terrifying must read for all horror fans’

  2. says:

    Edited as review is now live on Kendall Reviews Is archaeological horror making a return? Or is it just that randomly in my TBR ordering and release dates I’ve stumbled upon a number of books in the last couple years that feature “an ancient discovery” as the main plot point?Over the last few years I’ve read ‘Curse of the Viking King‘ by Russell James ‘Ararat‘ by Christopher Golden ‘The Reddening‘ by Adam LG Nevill ‘The Mourner’s Cradle‘ by Tommy B Smith and ‘Tomb of Gods‘ by Brian Moreland That’s just what I read There are countless other releases that have been unleashed into the world that focus on a discovery that opens up a supernatural worldNow enter another – ”Neolithica‘ by Dan Soule Recently I read his excellent ‘Witchopper‘ and with the praise ‘Neolithica‘ had received I was all too happy to return to his writingWhat I liked If you haven’t figured it out yet ‘Neolithica‘ revolves around a discovery We get introduced to Mirin returning to work following a tragedy Trying to find where she fits in the University’s department She’d been in line to be Department Head but after taking time to grieve that position was filled by a colleague As a horrific incident happens this discovery is made and from there things go super darkSoule has a fantastic way of keeping this book grounded in reality while building this hauntingly dark story Mirin is an intriguing character one that I really enjoyed watching her story arc play outThe backstory or mythological elements of this are really well done and shows me just how intriguing Soule is as a writer now having read both this and ‘Witchopper’What I didn’t like It took me a little bit to get into the story but once I did it was a rampage through the last 75% or so Nothing major just at first the hooks didn’t grab me immediatelyWhy you should buy this Soule has created a really great dark read Full of emotion and carnage He does a great job of building this story chapter by chapter I loved that in the afterword he stated that he had a different ending originally and has included a link to go read it I personally haven’t checked that out yet but it shows just how multi layered this story is that you could come to two different endings here

  3. says:

    Full disclosure I know the author and so got to read an early version of this in the run up to Christmas But I promise this is a ‘good read’ I’m not particularly a fan of horror especially not when written by Dan because it tends to make me feel creeped out in my flat when I’m home alone but this book touches on lots of different themes and interests The horror bits are proper horrifying the twists are well done and even though I finished reading this a month ago the characters and ideas are still pinging around in my head It’s a great page turner and well worth a go

  4. says:

    This book will appeal to fans of Hames Herbert old school King and Dean Koontz It's a brilliant story with some truly compelling characters The ending is phenomenal in particular where the past is relived in a way we don't expect moving and powerful Top notch horror I see Dan making a big impact on the horror scene

  5. says:

    Horror at its bestYou know those movies you watch through splayed fingers because you KNOW something horrible is about to happen but not what? Welcome to Neolithica Soule takes you on a well planned journey escalating ever higher and higher in exuisitely described havoc and mayhem throwing in a bombshell or two you never see coming for good measure Keep the lights on with this one

  6. says:

    Since the passing of James Herbert and the gradual decline of Shaun Hutson’s power as staples in the British Horror Scene I’ve been hankering for someone to step into that rather large void; which has been left vacant for some time now by in my opinion two of the brightest and loudest voices that we’ve had to shout about from our little island in the realms of horror fictionThat void has now been filled by author Dan Soule and his debut offering Neolithica – which seeps into the horror market like a deathly fringe a poisonous noxious gas that can’t wait for you to taste its dark offerings and consume your very soulsNeolithica shows that the British Horror Scene is alive and well – that the mantel that Hutson and Herbert had shouldered for so long has been passed onto a writer who understands all that has gone before him that has borrowed the best from the best and blended it into an intoxicating cocktail of macabre offerings – but all the while providing us a uniue tale that you would be forgiven for thinking it had been penned by one of these masters of the genre – such is the adeptness on show in Dan Soule’s debut novel Neolithica is a horrific masterpiece Neolithica has that very retro horror vibe about it think 70’s and 80’s horror at its best think Paperbacks from Hell and you’d be in the right ballpark or graveyard this story is cut from that very cloth Soule is open about it too he’s not trying to hoodwink you into anything else if anything he’s trying to warn you – you just need to see the stunning cover to know this is going to be retro horror and dark to its very core Expect strange happenings expect carnage expect grisly deaths and the darkest of horrors – but most of all come expectant as this novel delivers on all your horror needs and wants – it’s an exceptional horror debut which I’d champion horror fans to consume it has a very cult feel to it and shows a very promising career starting to bloom for a new voice in horror writing‘A bog body of perfectly preserved Neolithic boy is dug up from a Scottish peat bog Archaeologists are called in to investigate a discovery of a lifetime however even on the day it is found death follows in the boy’s wake’Our protagonist sets out on a journey of discovery to investigate this bog body – but through this discovery it leads her to a personal revelation which she’d done so well to bury Like a dead body in a lake it floats to the surface waiting for an inuisitive hand to reach out and touch it before it upends and reveals the ghastliness that had remained obscured Soule has done a marvellous job at creating fully realised characters and with a large pool of individuals each has enough time allotted to them within the story to ensure the reader is invested in each of their fatesI’m not going to lie some of the scientific stuff that takes place within the story was lost on me but it made it interesting as I had to look these things up and discovered than I expected But Soule also balances this academia with a rich and easy to read prose which wraps itself around your throat and drags you through the book – kicking screaming and pleading This is a debut not to be missed‘Neolithica is a masterful meditation on horror and grief – A cult horror smash which conjures up the very best from Hutson and Herbert – a terrifying must read for all horror fans’Merged reviewSince the passing of James Herbert and the gradual decline of Shaun Hutson’s power as staples in the British Horror Scene I’ve been hankering for someone to step into that rather large void; which has been left vacant for some time now by in my opinion two of the brightest and loudest voices that we’ve had to shout about from our little island in the realms of horror fictionThat void has now been filled by author Dan Soule and his debut offering Neolithica – which seeps into the horror market like a deathly fringe a poisonous noxious gas that can’t wait for you to taste its dark offerings and consume your very soulsNeolithica shows that the British Horror Scene is alive and well – that the mantel that Hutson and Herbert had shouldered for so long has been passed onto a writer who understands all that has gone before him that has borrowed the best from the best and blended it into an intoxicating cocktail of macabre offerings – but all the while providing us a uniue tale that you would be forgiven for thinking it had been penned by one of these masters of the genre – such is the adeptness on show in Dan Soule’s debut novel Neolithica is a horrific masterpiece Neolithica has that very retro horror vibe about it think 70’s and 80’s horror at its best think Paperbacks from Hell and you’d be in the right ballpark or graveyard this story is cut from that very cloth Soule is open about it too he’s not trying to hoodwink you into anything else if anything he’s trying to warn you – you just need to see the stunning cover to know this is going to be retro horror and dark to its very core Expect strange happenings expect carnage expect grisly deaths and the darkest of horrors – but most of all come expectant as this novel delivers on all your horror needs and wants – it’s an exceptional horror debut which I’d champion horror fans to consume it has a very cult feel to it and shows a very promising career starting to bloom for a new voice in horror writing‘A bog body of perfectly preserved Neolithic boy is dug up from a Scottish peat bog Archaeologists are called in to investigate a discovery of a lifetime however even on the day it is found death follows in the boy’s wake’Our protagonist sets out on a journey of discovery to investigate this bog body – but through this discovery it leads her to a personal revelation which she’d done so well to bury Like a dead body in a lake it floats to the surface waiting for an inuisitive hand to reach out and touch it before it upends and reveals the ghastliness that had remained obscured Soule has done a marvellous job at creating fully realised characters and with a large pool of individuals each has enough time allotted to them within the story to ensure the reader is invested in each of their fatesI’m not going to lie some of the scientific stuff that takes place within the story was lost on me but it made it interesting as I had to look these things up and discovered than I expected But Soule also balances this academia with a rich and easy to read prose which wraps itself around your throat and drags you through the book – kicking screaming and pleading This is a debut not to be missed‘Neolithica is a masterful meditation on horror and grief – A cult horror smash which conjures up the very best from Hutson and Herbert – a terrifying must read for all horror fans’

  7. says:

    I had no idea what this story was about before turning on the first page I never read blurps or excerps prefering to get the surprise of the story rather than a map as to where I might have to step I usually do not like surprises in life but I do adore to get them in books This book was no exception and it's narrative kept me glued to the story from the start to the endFirst of all this story has many elements that I adore already making this a definitive favorite for me From archaeology bog people and horror all three subjects are bound to find me in it's viscinity and this book truly kept me enraptured in it's storyline to the point I almost dreamed about it at night The main characters never left me especialy the archaeological find in the book that will soon turn the city the main characters live in into a war zone The horror felt real as was the mystery as to who was truly what and how the main characters had to fight this supernatural foe in order to not only survive the foe but what was happening all around them at the same timeI absolutely adored reading this book by Dan Soule a new author for me that so far have been adoring all that he has been publishing as of lateSo if you love history archaeology mysteries bog people supernatural events as well as a good dose of horror you will adore this book I promise you that the bog will call to you like nothing ever has in your life Happy reading

  8. says:

    This is a stunning bookThe cast of characters the format and scope remind me of Crichton or Preston and Child at their very best However I’ve never been as thoroughly satisfied by a book by those authors as I was by Neolithica The characters are great and Jackie Chan the pug and Mary the homeless woman who can talk to birds stole my heart The pacing is good starting with a punch and building to a fantastic conclusion Everything makes sense within the world so I found the tale very satisfying I also liked the glimpses of a possible past and I loved the spiritual elements that were at the backbone of the novel I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review

  9. says:

    What’s clear to me is that Dan isn’t just an excellent horror writer; he’s a huge fan of the genre This shows in Neolithica as it’s a gleefully dark twisted apocalyptic tale but thoroughly researched and crafted to a very high uality The way Dan sets the scene is just delicious and the extreme moments give you just enough to keep you thinking long after you’re finished reading To think Dan is a relatively up and coming horror writer is ludicrous to me; if his books are this good now the future does look scary indeed

  10. says:

    An interesting debut novel to a new seriesA incredibly well preserved body of a boy estimated to be twelve thousand years old is found in a bog near Glasgow emits pure evil and death and destruction to the people who come in contact with the boyIn a fast moving novel we discover what various characters in the novel have to the growth in power of the wee boy Is there any person who can stop the revenge and terror of the wee boy? Highly recommended

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