British Fantasy Award Best Horror Novel
Winner of the August Derleth award, Last Days is a chilling and terrifying novel from master of horror, Adam Nevill.
The Temple of the Last Days. The brutal cult with a history of murder, sex and occult dealings destroyed itself during one night of ritualistic violence decades ago. Or so they thought . . .
Kyle Freeman is an indie film-maker with no money and few options, so when he lands a commission to make a documentary about The Temple of the Last Days he jumps at the chance. Little does he know that his investigation into the cult's bloody history will lead him into the darkest places he's ever been.
As they travel from the London and France to Arizona tracing the path of the cult, uncanny events, out-of-body experiences, ghastly artefacts and visits by the merciless 'old friends' plague Kyle and his one-man crew. They soon discover the power of the cult's terrible legacy, and that it may be too late for them to escape . . .
In the media
Taking its cue from real-life cults Last Days is an effectively creepy novel that will leave you sleeping with the lights on.
His previous novel was the superb The Ritual, but with Last Days he's gone one better. This is riveting, and Nevill is fast becoming Britain's answer to Stephen King.
There are books that spark the imagination. Last Days lit a bonfire. Spooky, eerie delight. This one made me perk up at unfamiliar noises and to examine the shadows a little more closely. Nevill should be ranked up near masters like Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith. This is what a horror book should be.
Horror fans will revel in this appropriately chilling tale of modern-day murder and mayhem that stretches back several centuries … This appropriately ghastly tale definitely lives up to its billing as a Blair Witch Project–style novel.
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