It was a pretty pond, rich with history and culture and it remains a pretty pond, but now, as before, there is a danger living in the pond. When there is no tribute made, there is hell to pay; when there is a tribute, blood will color the water far more red than the usual hue. It lives in the water and there it waits, hungry, and determined to keep feeding...in the pond.
A series of mysterious ghostly events occurring all around a military base in Germany, an ancient curse, a missing nuclear scientist...how ARE all these things connected? One person, a local Baron,thinks he has some of the answers but before he can reveal what he knows, four high level militray operatives find themselves caught up in a fight for all humanity...Part thriller/ part fantasy, this book is one that probably shouldn't work with all its separate elements, but somehow it does! Tabitha Baumander has done an excellent job of pulling together all the various plot strands and has crafted together an addictive and highly compelling read. I loved this, thought the concept was original and amazing and could hardly make myself put this down!If you think F.Paul Wilson's The Keep, you will be on the right tracks as this is every bit as clever and well thought out. This is the first of Tabitha's stories I have read but, judging from this, she is a formidable tour-de-force that it would be well worth keeping an eye on!