TotenUniverse – Book 3
Malandanti – Book 1
Alien Noise Corporation (2015)
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Europe is convulsed by the collapse of a four hundred year old network of covens known as the Malandanti. At the centre of the conflict caused by a destructive rumour, one woman, Jennifer Enzo – the deranged grand-daughter of an English Satanist – searches for a dangerous 15th century grimoire and help from the Devil himself.
“Here the call, the distant call, that says we’re on our way.”
“You . . . who the fuck are you?”
Frieda’s smile matched Susan’s ill intent and malevolence. “What strange events occur at the witching hour, Susan.” The vampire’s veins bulged, her shoulders stiffened ready to strike Frieda pinned to the floor. “I think your boyfriend has just come home,” she said. “What will he think if he finds you in bed with another woman? Man of his age. Shock will kill him.”
There was a time, a prolongued period of maybe thirty years, when I avoided anything to do with Satanism, believing it brought me bad luck. An objective bystander would have pointed out the obvious fact that during this thirty year period I still endured bad luck well beyond what one might consider a reasonable amount.
The gloves came off and I challenged fate head on. With the Malandanti idea pouring out of the second Toten Herzen novel I started my most ambitious novel, Who Among Us…
Intended as a paranormal action thriller, Who Among Us… expanded the TotenUniverse beyond the band and opened up a Europe-wide conspiracy dating back four hundred years. A lot of research went into ‘the making of’ the novel in the hope of forcing the reader to question the world and reality.
It isn’t an easy read. The protagonists are unsympathetic, uncompromising and violent, but I set myself the challenge of making these people engrossing. Whether you like them or not I hope you’ll have a morbid fascination for psychopathic Jennifer Enzo, duplicitous Virginia Bruck, and the indecipherable Frieda Schoenhofer (who certainly had an effect on me as you’ll discover in the next novel of the TotenUniverse).