Book 2 in 3 Gates of the DeadWhen Father Neal deciphers a voodoo message with a dire warning, he reveals he is part of the Order of the Five Sorrows—a group dedicated to fighting evil with the use of holy objects present at Christ’s crucifixion—and Aidan is destined to become a member
The supernatural unleashed . . .
Still reeling from Father Neal’s revelation, Aidan assists his friend Brian by investigating a series of unexplained events at his farm, including eerie lights in the fields at night and his daughter’s fixation with an invisible friend. After women with mysterious powers, who are hunting down a witch from the 1600s, appear, the group embarks on a perilous journey to destroy the Dark Bride before the Grinning Man’s true purpose can come to pass . . . but they will be drawn into a horrific battle that some will not survive.
- Pub Date
- Open Road Integrated Media
“For those who like to mix deep theological debate with full-throttle horror, there’s no better bet than the works of the Benedictine-trained master of the macabre, Jonathan Ryan. In Dark Bride, he continues the monumental struggle between good and evil so memorably begun in his spooky debut, 3 Gates of the Dead, and takes it to a whole new level of suspense and good old-fashioned, keep-the-lights-on-all-night fear!” —Robert Masello, bestselling author of The Romanov Cross and Raising Hell
“In Jonathan Ryan’s Dark Bride—a tale steeped in the fantastic and simmered in faith, a book as terrifying as it is profound—Dan Brown collides with Stephen King collides with St. Augustine.” —Jack Slay Jr.
“In Dark Bride, Jonathan Ryan successfully knits religion, demonology and suspense to produce a tapestry of excitement and originality that will please any fan of the genre. His team of characters determined to defeat evil resonates and draws the reader into the fantasy and ‘magick’ in ways that will keep him or her turning pages. It might be a novel you’ll want to read with all the lights on!” —Andrew Neiderman, author of The Devil’s Advocate and The Terrorist’s Holiday
About the author
Jonathan Ryan is an author, screenwriter, columnist, blogger, and member of the Horror Writers Association. His debut horror mystery novel, 3 Gates of the Dead (Open Road Media), earned rave reviews from the New York Journal of Books, the Midwest Book Review, and Library Journal. The second book in his 3 Gates of the Dead series, Dark Bride, is set for release in 2015.
A practiced public speaker, Ryan incorporates topics of writing and religion into his lectures. He has contributed to the Huffington Post, Christianity Today, the High Calling, TAPS ParaMagazine, Intrepid Magazine, the popular horror site DreadCentral.com, and Patheos.com, where he has a regular blog called the Rogue. Ryan took his vows to become a Benedictine oblate novice with St. Meinrad Archabbey. He lives in South Bend, Indiana.