Book Review: Suffer the Children by: Craig DiLouie


Rating: 5/5

Publisher: Permuted Press

Publication Date: May 20, 2014

Origins:  From Publisher for Review

Book Links:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: From an acclaimed horror writer, a chilling tale of blood-hungry children who rise from the dead in this innovative spin on apocalyptic vampire fiction.

Suffer the Children presents a terrifying tale of apocalyptic fiction, as readers are introduced to Herod's Syndrome, a devastating illness that suddenly and swiftly kills all young children across the globe. Soon, they return from the grave…and ask for blood. And with blood, they stop being dead. They continue to remain the children they once were...but only for a short time, as they need more blood to live. The average human body holds ten pints of blood, so the inevitable question for parents everywhere becomes: How far would you go to bring your child back?

Review: One day, all around the world, children succumb to Herod’s Syndrome. Not just the first born children, but all children. When the children reawaken, they’re different…and hungry. The children who returned, those who were not autopsied or cremated, don’t desire cookies or their parents’ hugs. They need blood or they’ll relapse into a death-like state. A single human can only give so much blood, so what’s a parent to do…?

SUFFER THE CHILDREN isn’t a mainstream horror novel. It’s not about blood, guts, and gore – it’s about the people and the degradation of society. The characters are strong written and watching them devolve is painfully real. SUFFER THE CHILDREN is not for the faint of heart. The story is strong, well-developed, and creepy as all get out. Enjoy at your own risk…

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