Eric leaves the funeral of his girlfriend, suspected of her murder, to commit suicide. Her ghost appears, telling him of demonic tribes fighting to seize control within the north-east of England. With his friends Taylor and Emma, he investigates these increasing and brutal attacks while the ghost of Grace visits Eric, imparting directions and clues. They confront and battle the unholy forces from Tynemouth to Gateshead and all around. Eric makes a pact with a group of demons in return for saving the soul of Grace. He is given unspeakable supernatural power as they see his use, though Eric soon struggles with the fury and dark hellfire within.The people from all around the north-east soon learn of many increasing murders, torturous killings and hideous deaths around them, and many take refuge in churches and temples. Taylor is distracted by a mysterious stranger, and Emma learns of a connection to events at Holy Island. With the friends separated while the bloody carnage mounts around the north-east, can the northern souls be saved?
James Parsons studied art and design and then film/animation production at Northumbria University before writing screenplays, short fiction and then books. Previously, he has published two SF books—Orbital Kin and Minerva Century. This is his first horror novel. He is married and lives in Manchester, UK.
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