"Great horror tale"
The North Carolina Arts Council awarded a grant to Mason
Jackson to work on his sculpture for six weeks with free
room and board at the Korban Manor that once belonged to
Ephraim Korban. Parapsychologist Anna Galloway has dreamed
of Korban Manor for a long time and now that she is dying,
she goes to the place that has haunted her. Anna is amazed
that her dream was about an actual place and from her
first day on the property she sees ghosts, the shades that
At first nobody realize that Korban is neither dead nor
alive but lives in the walls and the glass of the home he
loved so much. Miss Mamie, who runs the manor, is really
Korban's wife Margaret; she remains young due to the power
that her husband possesses. Everyone on the property who
is not a guest is a ghost for Korban to use as fuel to
sustain his existence. On the night of the blue moon, if
all goes according to plan, Korban will live once again
and only Anna and Mason can stop him if they dare.
Fans of Bentley Little and Peter Straub will love this old
fashioned ghost story that will scare readers half to
death out of fear Korban will turn them next. From the
beginning the audience is aware that ghosts roam THE MANOR
and the outside property but they don't have a clue what
Korban's ultimate goal is or why each room has a fireplace
that is always lit or why a picture of Korban that is
highly prominent in each room gives the viewer a chill.
Sooth Nicholson has written an edgy and frightening ghost
story that readers will thoroughly enjoy.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted August 11, 2004
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 23, 2007