Mapayapa is built of blackened bone and rotted fresh, dripping skins stretched over skeletal foundations and armatures Something peculiar, foul and dreadful is afoot in Mapayapa And now is the time for journalist Mike Lasombra to uncover and face the evil that throbs beneath the sinister, paranormal veil that hangs over this once sleepy town.
Takod Mapayapa is built of blackened bone and rotted fresh dripping skins stretched over skeletal foundations and armatures Something peculiar foul and dreadful is afoot in Mapayapa And now is the time fo
David Hontiveros is the author of Penumbra, a trilogy of dark fantasy horror novellas which includes Craving, Takod and Parman Hontiveros relentlessly fantastical tale Takod follows a journalist named Mike, on a trip to the town of Mapayapa, governed by a menacing mayor Mike s adventures include beheading a golem, grappling a two faced, four armed, four legged man, and finally, fighting off a murderous winged creature housed by a stern, estimable physique.There is Lovecraftian air to breathe in [...]
This was a horror dark fantasy type of novel but for me, it was not scary In fact, the book Tragic Theater by GM Coronel which I ve read and rated with two stars was a little bit scarier than this.Takod by David Hontiveros was actually first of the Penumbra trilogy But honestly, it could have been better if the trilogy were included in just one novel It was really, really short, and the oversized fonts and wide spaces just made it much longer If not, it could have been less than 60 pages instead [...]
Not as good as Craving, in my opinion Kinda felt hurried, would have liked to find out about Mapayapa and what exactly are the weird rumours going around there Mike s meager preparations for his confrontation with the Mayor also resulted to some eyebrow raising in my part A person powerful enough to bring about drastic changes in a sleepy old town and change their destiny, the person who killed your mum whom you re thinking of eliminating and that s your plan, man Well, technically it worked, b [...]
One of the riveting Filipino works that use the supernatural and horror elements, Hontiveros takes the reader from the normal, daily businesses that usually fall into the humdrum of standardness, into the fantastic when the day ceases to show itself for a few hours I remember being fearful of the night after reading this work as an elementary student and the cover itself merits a commendable effort in heightening the representations of fear in this book hidden and silent.