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Eternal City

(2003)
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Despite its reliance on genre cliches, this traditional horror novel from Arthur Ellis Award-winner Nancy Kilpatrick and her lesser known co-author offers its fair share of chills. To a remote location (northern Ontario), a lone woman (Claire Mowatt) comes to settle the inheritance of a mysteriously dead relative (her psychic Aunt Lillian). A virtuous romantic interest warns her of Dark Things, while a sinister would-be lover, the CEO of the Nirvana Corporation, builders of the gated community of Eternal City, wants to buy her land. The plot proceeds much as seasoned horror fans would expect. While the stupidity of villainous vampires in allowing sewage to flow untreated into the local lake undermines credibility, some strong secondary characters, like the corrupt but ultimately valiant cop Jack Williams and the abused boy Earl, give the story a lift. Few readers will achieve Nirvana and the book's fame may not be Eternal, but the audience for accessible and not overly long horror novels may turn out for this one.

Genre: Horror

Used availability for Nancy Kilpatrick's Eternal City

Hardback Editions

January 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Eternal City (Five Star Speculatvie Fiction)
Author(s): Nancy Kilpatrick, Michael Kilpatrick
ISBN: 0-7862-4960-9 / 978-0-7862-4960-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Eternal City
Author(s): Nancy Kilpatrick, Michael Kilpatrick
ISBN: 1-4104-0153-7 / 978-1-4104-0153-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Five Star
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Kindle Editions

March 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Eternal City
Author(s): Nancy Kilpatrick, Michael Kilpatrick
Publisher: Crossroad Press & Macabre Ink Digital
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