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Andersonville Readers of Stephen King and Joe Hill will devour this bold terrifying new novel from Edward M Erdelac A mysterious man posing as a Union soldier risks everything to enter the Civil War s deadliest pr

  • Title: Andersonville
  • Author: Edward M. Erdelac
  • ISBN: 9780553390902
  • Page: 208
  • Format: ebook
  • Readers of Stephen King and Joe Hill will devour this bold, terrifying new novel from Edward M Erdelac A mysterious man posing as a Union soldier risks everything to enter the Civil War s deadliest prison only to find a horror beyond human reckoning Georgia, 1864 Camp Sumter, aka Andersonville, has earned a reputation as an open sewer of sadistic cruelty and terrorReaders of Stephen King and Joe Hill will devour this bold, terrifying new novel from Edward M Erdelac A mysterious man posing as a Union soldier risks everything to enter the Civil War s deadliest prison only to find a horror beyond human reckoning Georgia, 1864 Camp Sumter, aka Andersonville, has earned a reputation as an open sewer of sadistic cruelty and terror where death may come at any minute But as the Union prisoners of war pray for escape, cursing the fate that spared them a quicker end, one man makes his way into the camp purposefully Barclay Lourdes has a mission and a secret But right now his objective is merely to survive the hellish camp The slightest misstep summons the full fury of the autocratic commander, Captain Wirz, and the brutal Sergeant Turner Meanwhile, a band of shiftless thieves and criminals known as the Raiders preys upon their fellow prisoners Barclay soon finds that Andersonville is even less welcoming to a black man especially when that man is not who he claims to be Little does he imagine that he s about to encounter supernatural terrors beyond his wildest dreams or nightmares.Advance praise for Andersonville The true story of Andersonville is one of unimaginable horror and human misery It s a testament to his unmatched skill as a storyteller that Edward M Erdelac is not only able to capture that horror but to add another level of supernatural terror and reveal that the darkest evil of all resides in the human soul Highly recommended to fans of horror and history alike Brett J Talley, Bram Stoker Award nominated author of That Which Should Not Be and He Who Walks in Shadow Andersonville is a raw, groundbreaking supernatural knuckle punch Erdelac absolutely owns Civil War and Wild West horror fiction Weston Ochse, bestselling author of SEAL Team 666 Edward M Erdelac is a master of historical reinvention In Andersonville, he peels away the fa ade of history to reveal the horror and sacrifices that led to the end of the Civil War Clandestine operations, mystical battles waged unseen, and unlikely heroes combine to save a nation, not only from itself but from the demonic forces threatening to tear the whole of existence asunder Forget what you know about the War Between the States, this is the story we should have been taught Tim Marquitz, author of the Demon Squad series

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    1. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* on said:

      Barclay Lourdes is a black man with a big secret. He is headed south on a train and another black man dies and he steps into his identity. Ending up in Andersonville Prison. Andersonville is also known in the history books as Camp Sumter. A prison camp in Georgia for Yankee soldiers there have been rumors getting out about just how bad this prison is. It's much, much worse.I have a pretty strong stomach and a few times reading this book I got very queasy. Knowing it's based on an actual prison m [...]

    2. RedemptionDenied on said:

      Before I started reading this book, I figured it would be a good idea to have a history check: as the book intergrates history with supernatural elements. But now I'm thinking I should have left it to my imagination -after seeing some of the photos of survivors of Camp Sumter; the condition they were in, and the trenches where the corpses were buried; then reading about the statistics of the Union Soldiers that died there.Barclay Lourdes, a black man, purposefully infiltrates Andersonville Priso [...]

    3. Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede on said:

      I'm not familiar with the Andersonville prison since I'm not American, so I "enjoyed" getting a history lesson with a paranormal twist. It was truly awful how the people were treated there and making it a battle between good and evil was a very interesting plot. In real life it was just ordinary people acting like demons, here we actually have real demons. Barclay Lourdes is a great main character, in the beginning, you really don't know what he is up to when it jumps on the train boarded for An [...]

    4. Jon Recluse on said:

      Camp Sumter.e worst prisoner of war camp in the history of the Civil War. A festering hellhole that broke mendy, mind and soul. A place where the evils men do are the key to unleashing an evil long forgotten. One that lies uneasy,beneath the blood soaked earth. An evil that a single brave soul must face. many others, when he sets foot in the asylum that is Andersonville.Blending true, historical horrors with the supernatural, allowing the truth to fuel the fiction that fuels the fear, Erdelac ha [...]

    5. 11811 (Eleven) on said:

      This was some dark material. If you’re familiar with the notorious Civil War prison, you know that everything about that place screams horror. A supernatural element is unnecessary to convey exactly how horrific it was. The author adds a supernatural element anyway and really manages to add to the evil of the prison without making it silly or taking away from the real life atrocities. He makes the evil itself more tangible but doesn’t do anything stupid like add zombies or vampires or any of [...]

    6. Frank Errington on said:

      5 of 5 Stars Review copyEdward M. Erdelac is a member of the Horror Writers Association and the author of six novels (including the weird western series Merkbah Rider) and several short stories. He is also an independent filmmaker, an award winning screenwriter, and sometimes Star Wars contributor. Born in Indiana, educated in Chicago, he resides in the Los Angeles area with his wife,children, and cats.In Andersonville, Erdelac has taken the story of the Civil War's most infamous prison camp and [...]

    7. Michael Hicks on said:

      The Confederate-run Andersonville prison was a notorious display of horrors during the Civil War. Union soldiers that were captured and interred there were starved, beaten, subjected to harsh labor duties under the hot Georgia sun, and infected with lice and disease. A line of wooden rails ran across the prison, feet away from the stockade walls, and if the prisoners set so much as a hair over that dead line, they were shot by Confederate sentries manning the wall. Trouble ran rampant within the [...]

    8. Deacon D. on said:

      Some of the most horrifying stories born of the American Civil War took place at Camp Sumter, the Confederate military prison in Andersonville, Georgia. Prisoners there were forced to deal with incredibly crowded conditions which led to polluted water, rampant disease, and starvation, not to mention the brutal treatment of their captors and even a band of "Raiders", prisoners who preyed upon their fellow inmates.In ANDERSONVILLE, Edward M. Erdelac takes readers into the heart of Camp Sumter, whe [...]

    9. Violet on said:

      This book more than earns a five-star rating. Well developed characters that will keep you interested in their story and following what happens to them. A prison camp during the Civil War that turns out to be more sinister and evil than ever expected. Brilliant writing by the author. I highly recommend this book, it will certainly keep you interested from the very start. Looking forward to reading more from this author.

    10. Kathleen (QueenKatieMae) on said:

      During the Civil War, Andersonville Prison in Confederate Georgia was notorious for it’s horrific and inhumane conditions. In a four-month period the prison population ballooned from just over 7,000 prisoners to an unbelievable 31,000 Union soldiers. Short on food rations, water, medicine and housing, prisoners died by the thousands of malnutrition and disease. Just the facts alone concerning Andersonville make for an unimaginable horror story. Author Edward Erdelac has taken these barbaric pr [...]

    11. John Wood on said:

      The author adds another level of horror to Andersonville, the infamous hellhole, Confederate prison in the American Civil War, by having the officials of the camp possessed by evil beings, including the notorious Captain Wirz, the camp commander. The evil spirits promise an end to the Civil War but when you're dealing with this type of nastiness, all mankind could be in danger! The author creates a very interesting story, including a group of toughs preying on their fellow POWs, horrid condition [...]

    12. Darren Dilnott on said:

      Powerful supernatural civil war tale.Beautifully written, with incredibly solid characters. Horrifying, and brutal as you'd expect. Not my usual type of read, but it was good fortune to have discovered and enjoyed it.

    13. Victor Gentile on said:

      Edward M. Erdelac in his new book, “Andersonville” published by Hydra introduces us to Barclay Lourdes.From the back cover: Readers of Stephen King and Joe Hill will devour this bold, terrifying new novel from Edward M. Erdelac. A mysterious man posing as a Union soldier risks everything to enter the Civil War’s deadliest prison—only to find a horror beyond human reckoning.Georgia, 1864. Camp Sumter, aka Andersonville, has earned a reputation as an open sewer of sadistic cruelty and terr [...]

    14. Sharon on said:

      Read as part of the TLC Book Tour Aug/Sept 2015We are introduced to our protagonist Barclay Lourdes as he leaps onto a moving train transporting Union soldiers to the Confederate's prison camp, Camp Sumpter. He assumes the identity of a dead soldier and partners up with fellow prisoner Charlie. Together they attempt to find their place within the camp, quickly adapting to their environment in order to survive in their brutal surroundings where nobody or anything is as it seems.There's not a lot [...]

    15. Alysa H. on said:

      A gory horror tale whose strength lies mostly in its depictions of the real-world conditions at Andersonville Prison during the American Civil War.Like one of those WWII movies that makes a group of Nazis even more evil by turning them into zombies or vampires, this book initially seems like it'll take some Confederate prison guards and leaders and make them demonic. But to its credit, the book doesn't try to make generalizations about all southerners. Racism and slavery are important background [...]

    16. David on said:

      A unique horror historical novel with a strong protagonist. I'm going to read more by Erdelac.

    17. Scott on said:

      Edward Erdelac certainly did his research on the Andersonville prison camp for his new novel. The vivid descriptions of the conditions at this Civil War detention center rival any otherworldly horrors that could be imagined, largely because they are based in facts.Despite the factual background this is not a nonfiction work, rather more of an alternate history of the reasons behind the amount of human suffering concentrated in these 26 acres. Barclay Lourdes enters the prison posing as a capture [...]

    18. March Shoggoth Madness The Haunted Reading Room on said:

      REVIEW: ANDERSONVILLE by Edward M. ErdelacANDERSONVILLE is intense, compelling, exceptional, outstanding, and a definite BEST OF 2015! [It's also not your father's Civil War history--with apologies to MacKinlay Kantor.] If you're looking for an inside view of the horrors of Camp Sumter [Andersonville], you'll find it here--along with references to Libby Prison and Camp Thunder (both in Richmond). If you want to examine man's I humanity to man, you'll find that here too, along with superb, engros [...]

    19. Rob Bockman on said:

      Ridiculous Weird Fiction accounting of strange doings at a Confederate prison camp. Ham-handed references to real-life people, clunky dialogue, vaguely disrespectful conceit--reasonably propulsive, though, and cinematic and creative.

    20. Ryan Lawler on said:

      Ed knocked this story out of the park. more words once I've dwelled a little on what Ive just read. In short, Andersonville is one of the best books ive read this year

    21. Jan on said:

      Voodoo + "Christian" magic collaborate to stop a fallen angel from erasing humanity from the face of the earth. The setting is Andersonville prison in Georgia during the Civil War. In the book, the prison is built over the site where a sun worshiping Indian tribe killed everyone in a tribe that worshiped a blood-sucking monster. The sun-worshipers used the blood of the slain to trap the monster underground. The fallen angel is using the misery, suffering, and death of the prisoners to bring the [...]

    22. Tina on said:

      As if the infamous prisoner-of-war camp Andersonville wasn't horrific enough, author Edward Erdelac has added another layer of misery with a supernatural twist in this Civil War-era novel.In real life, Andersonville was a true nightmare for those forced to live in its squalor. Starved, beaten, forced to work in the brutal Georgia weather, inmates fought disease, unattended injury, filth, lack of shelter or water, parasites and each other for survival. Into this comes Barclay Lourdes, perhaps the [...]

    23. Shakespearetobe on said:

      Interesting if a touch over doneI wasn't always a fan of the writing. There's too much narrative and the author was determined to share every scrap of research and back story. The writing is a bit stuffy at times but the story is good. The characters are well thought out, the plot is intriguing and the end both what you expected and not what you expected. Worth the time to read.

    24. Ghislaine on said:

      If you like a little horror in your history, this one's for you. Set in the infamous Andersonville prison camp during the American Civil War, this book proposes that it was more than just human indifference that caused the starvation and endless suffering of the camp's residents. It's a little long for what it is but I couldn't put it down.

    25. Annette Murray on said:

      Pretty nasty, gory stuff including a little voodoo - all smack in the middle of a prisoner of war camp during the civil war that sits on a evil site. That's about the best I can explain it.

    26. Bro on said:

      I'm giving this 4 stars because it was extremely well written. But the story, characters, etc. never really grabbed me the way I thought they would.

    27. Will on said:

      I liked it but a lot of the story beats could have been clearer and the characters could have been a bit more developed.

    28. Richard Howard on said:

      This book is literary popcorn but enjoyable anyway. Had the author stuck to the eerie suggestibility of the first third or so it would have been much better. Instead he goes all out H.P. Lovecraft with grimoires and monsters and it all becomes a bit risible. The horror of the conditions in the prison camp were more terrifying than any amount of demons.

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