By D. A. Dalessandro
There's a horror as previous because the sea. for hundreds of years, it has stalked unsuspecting sailors and is actually the stuff of legends. deadly and constant, it strikes by way of evening and moves unexpectedly. within the yr 1856, it has come to the remoted island of Nantucket to feed. Screenwriter D.A. Dalessandro ("Snakes On A Plane") channels Bram Stoker and Jules Verne in his meticulously researched twist at the Gothic horror novel. while Harvard clinical pupil Balthazar Andrews arrives to check a physique came across tired of blood, he's drawn into an experience that shatters his realizing of technology and the flora and fauna. fortunately, he acquires a stalwart ally-eighteen-year-old Prudence Mott, a feisty Quaker with a devotion to the works of Edgar Allan Poe. As our bodies pile up, Balthazar and Prudence assemble an eccentric naturalist, a crusty soldier of fortune and a Samoan whale hunter in a determined quest to wreck the creature they name "Anathema."
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Anathema by D. A. Dalessandro