From writer Thom Burgess (Malevolents) and illustrator Barney Bodoano comes The Eyrie, a new graphic novella mixing equal parts ghost story and folk horror. As unnerving as it is beautiful, The Eyrie is the tale of Rebecca, an American photojournalist, who while working on location along the coast of Sussex, England, becomes entrenched in the darkness of the local folklore. She encounters the local townsfolk, who are a mostly friendly, if superstitious bunch. The thing is, they have every reason to be. Rebecca is being stalked by shadowy horrors born of death, torture, and revenge. Will she escape the quaint seaside town before she’s taken by the Long Men?
Burgess’ dialog is realistic, his settings and backstories eerily familiar and at-once brand new, while Bodoano’s ominous storybook-style art brings a palpable feeling of a gloomy “otherness” to the work. Drenched in foreboding, sinister atmosphere akin to The Wicker Man and The Woman in Black, The Eyrie is more than a horror comic; it’s a suspenseful, Gothic tale of the supernatural, begging to be read in a dark parlor by flickering firelight. If you’re a devotee of British folk horror, classic ghost stories, Gothic literature, or the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series of books, The Eyrie needs a place in your crypt!