Charlie Tristan Moore isn t a hero. She s a survivor. Already wrestling with the demons of her past, she finds herself tested as never before when she arrives home one night to find herself under attack by three monstrous skinhounds straight out of a nightmare.Read more...
Charlie Tristan Moore isn t a hero. She s a survivor. Already wrestling with the demons of her past, she finds herself tested as never before when she arrives home one night to find herself under attack by three monstrous skinhounds straight out of a nightmare. Just as hope seems lost, she is saved by a sinister Man in Black, dressed in a long, dark coat that seems to possess a life of its own and wielding a black-bladed sword in his grisly red right hand.
But her rescue comes at a cost. The Man in Black, a diabolical Elder God, demands she become his Acolyte and embrace a dark magick she never knew she possessed. To ensure her obedience, he takes her friend and possible love, Daniel, in thrall as a hostage. Now she must join The Man in Black in his crusade to track down and destroy his fellow Elder Gods, supposedly to save humanity from being devoured for all eternity.
But is The Man in Black truly the lesser of two evils or a menace far more treacherous than the eldritch horrors she s battling in his name?
""Red Right Hand" is a perfect blend of old-school horror and modern storytelling sorcery. Levi Black is absolutely riveting " --Jonathan Maberry, Ne"w York Times "bestselling author of "Predator One""
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-05-09
- Reviewer: Staff
The Cthulhu mythos is a ripe setting for this urban fantasy from Black (a pseudonym for James R. Tuck), but it’s squandered in a series of gruesome, nonstop fight scenes that blur into each other, never coalescing into a cohesive, or even interesting, whole. Charlotte “Charlie” Moore just wants to live her life (in an unnamed location that may be present-day America) in peace, but all hope of that vanishes when she’s attacked by hellhounds. A mysterious man with a red right hand steps in to save her. It turns out that he’s an elder god named Nyarlathotep, and he needs Charlie and her latent magic, which gives her the ability to “see through the veil between worlds,” to keep the other Old Ones from destroying the human race. Charlie is horrified to discover that Nyarlathotep’s seeming altruism is only because he doesn’t want to share the fun of tormenting humans, but when he threatens her love interest, she knows she has no choice but to help him. Charlie’s histrionic internal dialogue is all that passes for character development. Even diehard fans of H.P. Lovecraft and Cthulhu will want to skip Black’s underwhelming, sloppy novel. Agent: Lucienne Diver, Knight Agency. (July)