978-0-330-35700-5 / 9780330357005

Voices of Evil


Publisher:Pan Australia



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About the book:

A deranged Gallipoli veteran is locked in a padded cell. Two beautiful, young women meet their grisly deaths. In an old, metal tin sits an ancient charm and the demon that lives within it is being released into our world again. When journalist Brendan Craft discovers the mysterious Egyptian charm a series of terrifying events is unleashed-events similar to those suffered by a young soldier as he fought for his life in the trenches of Gallipoli in 1915. Confronted with an evil beyond his imagining, Brendan becomes locked in a battle for his sanity. Where does the dream end and the reality begin? Death may be the only escape from the Voices of Evil.

Authors Introduction: For Voices of Evil I decided to turn all my previous concepts of writing horror stories on their head. Instead of having my main characters trapped in a dreadful situation they couldnt escapea locked house or a walled basementI wanted them haunted and terrified in the middle of the day. In the middle of a room filled people. In the middle of normal, everyday circumstances we all find ourselves in... get the idea? Youd think you could escapebut still you cant. The idea of using an Egyptian curse might seem a bit been there, done that, but I really wanted to write the parallel story of Australian soldiers during the First World War, fighting at Gallipoli, who also experienced the same haunting evil as they battled with the horror of the trenches. Australian diggers trained in Egypt on their way to the Dardanelles, so it was a kind of given that all the trouble should come from an ancient Egyptian something, right?

Of course, its not just a curse. This isnt a curse story. Its a horror story, so its got everything. By the way, have you checked among all the old stuff youve had in those cupboards since for as long as you can remember? Who knows what youve got lurking on a shelf somewhere, just waiting for you to take off the lid...

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