Richard Severance has dedicated his life to hunting for
cryptids. Recent events have led him to form a team
consisting of Lindsay Clark, Ben McKelvie, and Davis
Holland. Unfortunately, Severance has learned his old friend
and former mentor, Henry Drexler, has seemingly embraced his
family's Nazi history and is welcoming all to his property
in the Pine Barrens. However, Severance suspects his old
friend is up to more than just creating a utopia for
neo-Nazis. Ben and Lindsay agree to go undercover into
Välkommen, but will the monsters they face be cryptid or
human in nature?
THE DEVIL'S COLONY is the third book in the Fatal
Folklores trilogy. I would suggest reading the
earlier books first, as the character development and
relationships have already been established. THE DEVIL'S
COLONY relies on the strength of those relationships in
order to make the events both gut-wrenching and plausible.
And oh, is THE DEVIL'S COLONY gut-wrenching! I said some
very bad things about Bill Schweigart after three very
emotional and jarring scenes. Yes, Bill Schweigart's
writing is that good! He drew me in and made me care about
the characters, to the point I was very angry at the horrors
they had to endure while inside of Välkommen. Heck, I almost
threw my Kindle across the room! Be warned as the depravity
depicted is very graphic in nature.
Bill Schweigart takes readers on a journey deep in the dark
abyss of the human heart, showing us that the cruelest of
monsters often wear a human face. THE DEVIL'S COLONY is one
of those books that haunts you, as you try to erase the
horrors that mankind can inflict upon one another. Bill
Schweigart does a marvelous job at integrating both the
paranormal and the all-too-human horrors into one heck of a
The greatest monster is man. From the author of The
Beast of Barcroft and Northwoods comes a chilling descent
into the depths of horror and human depravity.
Ben McKelvie had a good job, a nice house, a beautiful
fiancée . . . until a bloodthirsty shapeshifter took
everything away. Ever since, he’s been chasing
supernatural phenomena all across the country, aided by
dedicated zoologist Lindsay Clark and wealthy
cryptozoologist Richard Severance.
Now they face their deadliest challenge yet. In the New
Jersey Pine Barrens, a man named Henry Drexler operates a
private compound called Välkommen, which is Swedish for
“welcome.” Indeed, Drexler welcomes all visitors—so long
as they’re racists, neo-Nazis, or otherwise in cahoots
with the alt-right. But Drexler is no mere Hitler
wannabe. Once he was Severance’s mentor, and his research
may well have summoned a monster to the Pine Barrens.
To find out the truth, Ben and Lindsay must enter the
camp incognito. There, under the watchful eyes of
Drexler’s bodyguards and sociopathic son, they will learn
that the most dangerous beasts lurk in the human heart.