By Cullen Bunn
"I’ve acquired a narrative to tell—a tale approximately how me and 2 poker friends squared off opposed to the very legions of Hell … and even perhaps stored the world.
"Like all sturdy yarns, this one has its proportion of motion, event, secret, and romance. As for the way it ends, notwithstanding, you’ll need to pass judgement on for your self. Me, I’ve constantly been a fan of satisfied endings—the making a song cowboy using off into the sunset—but I reckon that simply ain’t the way in which of the world.
"This story’s bought vampires, too, a great deal of them, yet now not within the beginning.
"It begun, for us at the least, with spiders."
Imagine the mythical feud among the Hatfields and McCoys ... if the McCoys have been a extended family of demon-summoning sorcerers who stopped at not anything to spoil their rivals.
The Stubbs and Whatleys were at each one other’s throats for so long as a person within the city of Spider Creek, Missouri, can bear in mind. A Stubbs child pops out of his mama hating the Whatleys, and the Whatleys educate their brood from a tender age the way to fling rocks with merciless accuracy in case a Stubbs wanders too on the subject of their land. The Stubbs are a rowdy, hassle making bunch, however the Whatleys—
Folks converse of the Whatleys in hushed whispers.
According to neighborhood legend, the Whatleys run bare within the woods, beating out unusual tunes on deerskin drums, making animal sacrifices underneath the outdated Gallows Tree on Summit Ridge, and assembly with the satan himself on pitch black nights.
Sometimes, legends are true.
When the Whatleys make a discount with darkish forces to rid them of the meddlesome Stubbs extended family, 4 not going heroes shape the single defensive position among a starving legion of ghoulish, vampiric creatures and the unsuspecting international past the limits of the sleepy Ozarks community.
BLOOD FEUD is a novella (22,000 phrases) of horror, humor, and motion set within the backwoods of the Missouri Ozarks