Nether Sean van der Wath 5x8 trade paper, 166pp Publication date: September 15, 2017 Fiction/Horror/Thriller
An unsuspecting teens becomes a conduit for an ancient darkness to release hell on Earth. Will she survive? Will anyone survive?
At the center of Earth there lies an ancient darkness. A darkness that can finally reach from its lair after several millions of years. No one on Earth experiences this darkness more than Elizabeth Huxley; she is haunted by this mysterious force from a young age. The strange black secret never seemed to pose a physical threat to her, that is until she starts her high school career, and it kills one of her classmates. Elizabeth decides to reveal the truth of this unnatural entity, that seems to follow her around to the people in her life, but no one believes her. She is institutionalized and diagnosed with Delusional Disorder.
While being treated for her alleged problem, Elizabeth’s dead classmate rises from the Nether realms with the very same darkness that has stained Elizabeth’s life now residing in her. The classmate in question kills a number of people with the help of the darkness. To the darkness, Elizabeth is the gatekeeper, the only one that can help it reach the earth’s surface once more, and therefore, she needed to be captured and kept alive. Her life gives it life. But Elizabeth manages to escape the clutches of the darkness and its newly turned followers, for the time being at least, with the assistance of a very resourceful detective from the local police department. They are, however, soon cornered and Elizabeth has to face the menacing darkness for the sake of herself and Earth…