“Everything in Blue November Storms works. Brian’s lean and vivid prose propels us through a story that surprises and moves; his characters and their relationships with one another ground this otherwise fantastic and frightening story in human experience. The spell worked for me and my bet is that it will work for you, too.”
— Ray Garton, from his introduction
It’s been twenty years since the group of friends known as the Lightning Five last visited their hunting cabin together.
Twenty years spent living in the shadow of something they did in high school, an event that forever defined them in the minds of everyone in their small town.
Now they’re returning to the cabin to reminisce about old times and forget their troubles, but mother nature has other plans in mind.
Before too long supplies will be running low and the Lightning Five will have to make some hard choices… like who gets to live and who has to die.
Special Bonus Features:
* New introduction by horror legend Ray Garton
* Twenty original illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne (see samples here)
* Afterword by Brian James Freeman detailing the story’s long journey to publication
* “Ink-slinger: An Interview with Glenn Chadbourne” by Robert Brouhard
* Stunning new cover artwork by Vincent Chong
Reviews & Praise:
“Blue November Storms was an entertaining novella with more depth than many works of similar length available. If you like horror, especially horror that focuses on character, then this is one you’ll want to check out.”
— Amazing Stories
“It’s the depth of the novella I find most compelling. Beneath frenetic action are the underlying themes of sacrifice and destiny, as the author experiments with varying degrees of pressure to force his characters to their breaking-point… The ending will leave you stunned and shocked, but mostly it will make you think. Too few books do that anymore.”
“The name of the work is Blue November Storms and it is quite simply the best nature run amok story that I have ever read… Brian’s writing style is very reminiscent of King’s as he creates very real, very true characters that we can all relate to. We have all known the guys that we share this story with, they are our friends, our family and when they hurt, we hurt and when they are scared, we are scared… I was totally transfixed by this story… I just could not put it down and I had to see how it all worked out.”
— Dave Dreher, creature-corner.com
“Slowly, steadily, quietly, Brian Freeman has been sneaking up on the horror fiction genre… As with any Brian Freeman story, there is more to Blue November Storms than any mere rundown of the plot can describe. His fiction ripples with facets and provides the reader with much to contemplate after the pages are turned. They aren’t simple stories and the reader always gets more than his or her money’s worth. For the last few years, I’ve predicted that Brian will be one of the genre’s biggest talents and Blue November Storms is further evidence of this certainty.”
— Mark Sieber, Horror World
March 27, 2013
• Trade Paperback
March 27, 2013
• Cemetery Dance Publications
Signed Limited Edition Hardcover: $30
Deluxe Traycased Lettered Edition: $125
Publication Date: August 2005
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