Monday, July 29, 2013

The Keep

The Keep
by F. Paul Wilson

"Something is murdering my men" reads a note sent from a Nazi commander stationed in a small castle in the Transylvanian Alps in Romania to his superiors. The locals had warned against anyone staying the night in The Keep. One man per night is brutally murdered regardless of the precautions they take. An arrogant Major of the SS, on his way to open a Romanian version of the Nazi Death Camps, takes a squad of men with him to resolve what he considers an easy problem caused by insurgents. Yet the murders continue. The walls of the keep are lined with what appear to be crosses. But is that to provide safety for those walking within the castle or to keep something in? Finally the Major agrees to let a Jewish scholar of local lore assist in determining what they are really dealing with. And a mysterious man secretly arrives in the village as well. Dread and atmosphere drip throughout this book as ancient good vs ancient evil battle it out. The second book in The Adversary Cycle (you can skip book one) is a tale of fantasy and horror. This was made into a movie, "The Keep," in 1983 starring Scott Glenn, Jurgen Prochnow, Gabriel Byrne, and Ian McKellen. -- recommended by Charlotte K. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[ official The Keep page on the official F. Paul Wilson web site ] 

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