The 13th will keep you turning from the first blood soaked page until the very last. This is Rosemary's Baby times 13!! --HorrorYearbook.com
Those who dare to venture past the first page should not be surprised to find hardcore horror within....The 13th is not for the faint of heart. --Dark Scribe Magazine, August 2009
The 13th is John Everson's third novel and, I think, his best so far. He has written some of his most gruesome prose in this book. His writing is crisp and clean. He fleshes out a wide variety of characters from the population of Castle Rock. If you like a frightening and bloody (very bloody!) supernatural mystery, pick up The 13th. --Monster Librarian, October 2009
From the Back Cover
-Edward Lee, author of Brides of the Impaler and The Golem
Reading The 13th is like taking the fast lane straight to hell. One frighteningly wicked trip.
-JA Konrath, author of Whiskey Sour
From its subtly metaphoric opening line to its shattering final sequence (I'm talking the kind of ending that only the best horror/dark fantasy writers can pull off, the kind of ending that makes the finale of Pet Sematary look almost like a Bugs Bunny cartoon), John Everson's The 13th is the first out-and-out horror novel in a long while to actually scare the **** out of me while reading it. It's stylish, extremely well-written, filled with richly-drawn characterizations, and boasts a labyrinthine plot worthy of Umberto Eco. Trust me -- this one will fry your nerves and break your heart.
- 5-time Bram Stoker Award-winner Gary A. Braunbeck, author of Coffin County and Far Dark Fields
Dark, warped and twisted in all the right ways, The 13th is a Laymon-esque caper that combines demonic worship, sadistic rites, terrifying sex magick, and a frightening glimpse of ultimate evil. All this, and John Everson also manages to squeeze in a creepy old hotel, wicked bad guys, and a heaping helping of black humor. It's a potent mix that's sure to please horror fans of all stripes.
-W.D. Gagliani, Author of Wolf's Trap and Wolf's Gambit
John Everson's The 13th is one of the creepiest and most compelling novels I've read in years. It's a brand new genre: 21st Century Gothic that has smarts and scares in equal measures.
-Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Patient Zero and The Wolfman.
John Everson paves a smooth, swift road to Satanic horror in The 13th. Pages keep flipping as the darkness growing at the heart of Castle Point consumes both characters and the reader, leading to a thrilling climax in which both doom and salvation depend on sacrifice. The 13th is a terrifying drop into the mouth of hell that will leave you wanting more from this hot writer.
-Gerard Houarner, Author of Blood of Killers and Road From Hell