A Gathering of Crows
Brian Keene is a two-time Bram Stoker Award winning horror author, first in 2001 for his non-fiction work Jobs In Hell and then again in 2003 for his debut novel, the post-apocalyptic zombie tale The Rising.
In 2004, he won the Shocker Award for his non-fiction work Sympathy For the Devil. His other novels include Dead Sea, Ghoul, City of the Dead, Terminal, The Conqueror Worms, Fear Of Gravity, and more. Several of his books and stories have been optioned for film, video game and comic book adaptations.
An Excerpt from Brian Keeneâ€™s A Gathering of Crows:
The crow cawed again. The sound echoed through the night, loud and obnoxious. Then the bird spread its massive wings and swooped toward them. Donny and Marsha stood transfixed, gaping as it approached.
Levi stepped in front of them. â€œStay behind me.â€
â€œItâ€™s just a bird,â€ Donny said.
â€œNo, it isnâ€™t. This is something else.â€
The crow landed in the yard and then seemed to blur. It grew, changing shape, transforming into a tall man. The entire process took only seconds. Behind him, Levi heard Donny and Marsha gasp. He knew how they felt. The transformation was simultaneously incredible and terrifying. Heâ€™d certainly never seen anything like it before, and heâ€™d seen a lot in his travels.
â€œHoly shit,â€ Donny said. Marsha whimpered in agreement.
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Brian Keeneâ€™s A Gathering of Crows will be available in August.