Tuesday 5 January 2021




US Army Veteran Henry Miller embarks on a hunt at the edge of the Black Forest, but strays from the path and finds himself too close to the East Cascade Mountain Range.

Something lurks in the forest on the other side of those mountains. An ancient race of Bigfoot that have kept to themselves for centuries, until one of them defies the warnings and roams too far from the safety of their home.

Read back in November at a time when I had the energy to read, but not really pen any thoughts for a cobbled review on this or any other book consumed towards the end of 2020.

From memory then - I enjoyed it without ever being blown away by the tale. It's one where a measure of disbelief is required to invest in a monster and folklore tale with a bigfoot type creature(s) at its heart. It's funny in that I could buy into the world that the Garcias created but one thing struck me as implausible - that a man could drag/move a 700lb beast on his own, albeit with difficulty. No way man, monsters - yes, improbable feats of strength that defy belief - no.

The authors present an enjoyable tale with a decent world created. We have a relistic small town community with rivalries and friction and ignorance prevailing amongst the inhabitants and a breath away a community of bigfoots (or bigfeet?) with a guardian responsible for ensuring the two remain oblivious and separate from each other, but on this occasion failing through no fault of his own.

Decent characters, decent story, plenty of action, violence, and gore but not overly offensive bearing in mind it's kind of a comic book tale. There's plenty of bloodshed and casualties, before an uneasy peace settles on the communities. 

I liked it and if there's scope for a follow on tale featuring the same set of creatures I'd be interested in reading it. Maybe not everyone's cup of tea, but it worked for me.  

4 from 5
Read - November, 2020
Published - 2020
Page count - 141
Source - review copy from Book Sirens
Format - ePUB read on laptop


  1. No bigfoot books for me, but I am glas you enjoyed it.

  2. Glad to hear that you found a lot to like about this, Col. I have to say it's not my sort of story, but I can see how it might appeal. And you've reminded me to go outside my usual fare at least sometimes!

    1. Yeah, a bit of a different read for me, Margot, but I'm enjoying a bit of variety of late.