"Anyone who likes a good ghost story is going to enjoy The Sorrows. Anyone who likes a ghost story where there’s no doubt the ghosts are undoubtedly real will love this novel." - New York Journal of Books
The Sorrows, an island off the coast of northern California, and its castle have been uninhabited since a series of gruesome murders in 1925. But its owner needs money, so he allows film composers Ben and Eddie and a couple of their female friends to stay a month in Castle Blackwood. Eddie is certain a haunted castle is just the setting Ben needs to find inspiration for a horror film.
But what they find is more horrific than any movie. Something is waiting for them in the castle. A malevolent being has been trapped for nearly a century. And he’s ready to feed.
FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launching in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.
Jonathan Janz is the author of more that fifteen novels and numerous shorter works. Since debuting in 2012, Jonathan’s work has been lauded by Booklist, Publishers Weekly, The Library Journal, and many others. He lives in West Lafayette, Indiana. Jonathan Janz grew up between a dark forest and a graveyard, which explains everything. Brian Keene named his debut novel The Sorrows “the best horror novel of 2012.”
“Anyone who likes a good ghost story is going to enjoy The Sorrows. Anyone who likes a ghost story where there’s no doubt the ghosts are undoubtedly real will love this novel.”
– New York Journal of Books
"This is a sure fire winner and one that shows the road that Janz will go down with his career. Strong characters, great plotting devices framed throughout with history, back story and keeping it all masterfully maintained within the plot. This is an interesting and horrific story and another winner from Janz."
– The Literary Licence Podcast
"...one of today's leading horror writers."
– Frank Michaels Errington's Horrible Book Reviews
"I am utterly impressed...I really enjoyed The Sorrows a lot, and cannot wait for the sequel...There is a lot of intricate backstory and interesting exposition."
– Reader Voracious
"The personalities of Ben and Eddie were coming out strongly from the start"
"I cannot get over how enjoyable Jonathan’s work is, and how creepy and artful his stories are."
– Howling Libraries
"I strongly recommend this read for anyone who loves horror."