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The Devil's Colony

The Devil's Colony, July 2017
Fatal Folklores #3
by Bill Schweigart

Featuring: Lindsay Clark; Ben McKelvie
ISBN: 0399180346
EAN: 9780399180347
Kindle: B01MAX95CQ
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"Are the dangers human or cryptid?"

Fresh Fiction Review

The Devil's Colony
Bill Schweigart

Reviewed by Debbie Wiley
Posted January 28, 2018


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 good book!

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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.

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