Samuel Sattin has a new novel out, The Silent End. Sattin recently released The League of Somebodies that dealt an unconventional superhero and the idea of passing on traditions. You can read our interview from 2013 HERE.
With The Silent End, Sattin is going in a darker direction.
THE SILENT END is funny and poignant, a novel that contains elements of supernatural fiction, horror, young adult and literary fiction in order to create a genre-bending novel, recalling authors like Neil Gaiman, Rick Yancey, Patrick Ness, Stephen King, and early Jonathan Lethem.
High school is a challenge for senior Nathaniel Eberstark. His mother disappeared almost a year ago after a long battle with depression. And his father? He’s begun conducting experiments in a bunker out back, furtively running around town in army fatigues, accompanied by a mysterious man in Ray Bans known as The Hat, hunting beasts no one else can see.
After an explosion rocks the town on Halloween, Eberstark, along with his only friends Lexi and Gus, discover in the woods something beyond comprehension, something that Eberstark in particular doesn’t want to believe since it may mean his father isn’t as mad as he appears: a wounded monster. Afraid of making a stir in a town that spurns controversy, they make a decision to hide the creature. By doing so they are dragged into a frightening web of conspiracy, dream-logic, and death. From living trucks and mirror-dwelling psychopaths to hellish entities who lurk behind friendly faces, Eberstark, Lexi, and Gus find themselves battling to save not just themselves but the soul of their backwater town.
Inventive and engaging, Samuel Sattin’s THE SILENT END had me rooting for these three unlikely heroes as they battle monsters, town bullies, and teachers who expect homework done on time. High school can be lonely and scary, the future uncertain. But finding just one, maybe two true friends, can make all the difference.
Because we're assuming you're just like us and don't just read comic books, here's the first chapter of The Silent End to check out.
What do you think? Sounds good to me. The book was available digitally on August 9. The physcial copy is on sale today!
Samuel will also be at Long Beach Comic Con this coming weekend. If you're going, be sure to look for him. Tickets are available now through the website: www.longbeachcomiccon.com