Samuel Sattin’s first novel, League of Somebodies, was labeled “One of the most important novels of 2013” by Pop Matters. His second novel, The Silent End, has been called “a young adult novel that’s right over the plate for pop culture fans” by Bleeding Cool. It’s not hard to see why. This is the kind of book that immediately snares your attention. Here’s the first sentence of the book description:
In a mist-covered town in the Pacific Northwest, three teenagers find themselves pitted against an unearthly menace that dwells beneath the foundations of their high school…
So far the reviews have been terrific. Here’s Victor LaValle, author of The Devil in Silver and Big Machine:
Imagine if Halloween had been written by The Kids in The Hall instead of John Carpenter and you start to understand the wild, mesmerizing mash up that is The Silent End. Monsters and monstrous fathers, missing mothers and young love — somehow all of this and much more fits wonderfully into this book. It manages to be scary and sweet and very, very fine. Sam Sattin is a talent and this novel is a joy.
The Silent End was published by Ragnarok Publications on August 9, 2015. It 506 pages, priced at $20.95 in hardcover and $4.99 for the digital edition. The cover is by M.S. Corley. Read the first chapter at Comic Vine.