Meet & Greet and Booksigning
Sunday June 26, 2016
4:30 – 6:00PM
at Writer’s Block Bookstore
124 E. Welbourne Avenue
Winter Park, Florida 32789
124 E. Welbourne Avenue, Winter Park, Florida
HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
WRITER’S BLOCK BOOKSTORE
Thomas Olde Heuvelt
The English language debut of the bestselling Dutch novel from a Hugo and World Fantasy award-nominated talent to watch!
Published by Tor Books / On Sale April 26, 2016 $25.99 / 384 Pages / Hardcover / ISBN 9780765378804
Whoever is born here is doomed to stay ‘til death. Whoever settles, never leaves.
Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a seventeenth-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Muzzled, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children's beds for nights on end. Everybody knows that her eyes may never be opened or the consequences will be too terrible to bear. The elders of Black Spring have virtually quarantined the town by using high-tech surveillance to prevent their curse from spreading. Frustrated by being kept in lockdown, the town's teenagers decide to break their strict regulations and go viral with the haunting. But, in so doing, they send the town spiraling into dark, medieval practices of the distant past....
This chilling novel heralds the arrival of an exciting new voice in mainstream horror and dark fantasy.
Heuvelt offers up a truly terrifying parable about mankind’s depravity and the depths of evil of which we are capable... The story is not merely unsettling, it is horrifying.” HEX is a thoughtful horror story, and one that is all the more chilling for its uncompromising view of humanity.” “Olde Heuvelt’s
HEX sets ancient magic against contemporary technology to create a kind of dark fairy tale that seems ultimately believable in today’s world. A terrific debut novel.”
— “Thomas is a great writer, the next genre superstar.” —Paul Cornell, author of The Witches of Lychford
“HEX is reminiscent of vintage Stephen King, and I can think of no higher praise. Chilling, moving and...profound.” —John Connolly, author of the Charlie Parker series and Samuel Johnson series
“A frightening read, combining the old witch’s theme with twenty-first century technology in the most original way . . . A strong diversity of characters and story elements, building up to an overwhelming climax.” —Biblion
“HEX brilliantly exposes how psychological fear can make a modern society spiral into dark, medieval practices.... Terrifying and tantalizingly good.” —Crimezone
“HEX takes the horror/thriller genre to a whole new level. It is deeply unsettling, wholly original, and brilliantly written and contains scenes that will haunt you for a long time to come. I dare you to read it.” —Sarah Lotz, author of Day Four Jeffrey Ford
THOMAS OLDE HEUVELT is a Dutch author of five novels and many stories of the fantastic. He has been called “one of Europe’s foremost talents in fantastic literature” by BBC Radio. Olde Heuvelt has been nominated for the Hugo and World Fantasy awards for his short fiction and is a multiple winner of the Paul Harland Prijs for best Dutch work of the fantastic. http://en.oldeheuvelt.com/