Sentinels (The Sentinels Book 1)

Rated 4.18 out of 5 based on 17 customer ratings
(18 customer reviews)

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Length: 147 pages

A crown. A church. A ship buried underwater for centuries. And the power that awaits…

England in 1940 is marked by blackouts, air raids and the threat of enemy bombs. Yet, in pastoral Duncaster, against the backdrop of awe-inspiring cliffs and a roiling sea, reporter Rachel Rubin fights an adversary more deadly than the Germans: a foe that only she can see, it seems.

According to legend, King Redwald’s treasure is in Duncaster and is protected by a foul curse. Believing in old folk tales is utter nonsense to the true blue American Rachel … until she starts having disturbing dreams and seeing ghosts!

As the danger escalates, more chilling events occur. Rachel races against time to discover the truth. She doesn’t know who to trust, but one thing is certain– the bodies are piling up and Doomsday looms on Duncaster’s watery horizon!

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Length: 147 pages

A crown. A church. A ship buried underwater for centuries. And the power that awaits…

England in 1940 is marked by blackouts, air raids and the threat of enemy bombs. Yet, in pastoral Duncaster, against the backdrop of awe-inspiring cliffs and a roiling sea, reporter Rachel Rubin fights an adversary more deadly than the Germans: a foe that only she can see, it seems.

According to legend, King Redwald’s treasure is in Duncaster and is protected by a foul curse. Believing in old folk tales is utter nonsense to the true blue American Rachel … until she starts having disturbing dreams and seeing ghosts!

As the danger escalates, more chilling events occur. Rachel races against time to discover the truth. She doesn’t know who to trust, but one thing is certain– the bodies are piling up and Doomsday looms on Duncaster’s watery horizon!

18 reviews for Sentinels (The Sentinels Book 1)

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Lynda Rucker

    England at war, a spunky girl reporter, Nazis, buried treasure, a sunken city, ghostly Anglo-Saxon warriors, and if that’s not enough, even the spirit of a long-dead witch—what more could you want? In The Sentinels, David Longhorn heads to M.R. James country to riff on his legend of the three crowns that proved so deadly for the poor amateur archeologist Paxton in a fun and fast-moving short horror novel that recalls the best of the 1980s mass-market horror best seller days, and Longhorn’s assured prose carries the tale along effortlessly. Known by horror aficionados as an editor with a discerning eye, Longhorn proves just as adept at writing fiction as he is at editing. This is the first in a trilogy, and there’s a bonus short story at the end. I can’t wait for the next installment. Note: I was given a copy of this book prior to its publication.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Maureen

    I really enjoyed this book. Not quite what I was expecting, but very well done. There was intrigue, mystery and a good plot. Very well written. All in all, good job David! I did receive a copy free in exchange for a honest review.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    S. P. Miskowski

    This book is charming, in every way. David Longhorn brings together classic elements in a British ghost story involving a coastal village, a brave heroine, a legend, a spell, and the perfect obstacle to solving an ancient, spooky mystery—World War II. Longhorn relies on excellent pacing and a knack for drawing indelible characters with a few deft lines. When the story crosses from detailed realistic scenes into something possibly supernatural, the atmosphere is delightfully chill and creepy. Recommended. (Note: I was given a digital copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.)

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    mslynne

    The storyline kept me engaged which is a major factor for me as I read for a living. I’d like to know more about what the Sentinels were up to over their time guarding the king. I love a good ghost story.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mr. Robert J. Stanek

    You I are just as good as the other writers I have really enjoyed it

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kim

    I love these stories! Truly ‘ghost stories’! I really like the way the characters are portrayed and how the plot always comes together in the end!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    I loved your book the Sentinels. This is not the evil haunting I was expecting but not disappointed. The Sentinels tells of 3 men who gave their lives to care for the spirit and body of their king. Their stories have been passed down for a thousand years in their small village in England. England today is at war with a Germany that is being led by an evil Adolph Hitler who happens to believe in SUPERNATURAL POWERS. Hitler is going after the kings crown but will have to confront the Sentinal ghosts who are aided by an AMERICAN reporter who has just discovered her supernatural powers. An engrossing story of war, battles with ghosts, history and romance. This would make a GREAT movie. I RECOMMEND..Enjoy !

  8. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jaimee

    Excellent supernatural thriller/suspense/ghost story! I’ve found a number of wonderful new authors via my membership, many from Scare Street. David Longhorn is definitely one to watch. Am eagerly awaiting the second part of this trilogy!

  9. Rated 3 out of 5

    NENolan

    A good read. The characters were good but not developed. As far as figuring out who the villain was, I found that pretty predictable. Still looking forward to reading the next installment.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    H. Grant

    David Longhorn’s author bio reveals him to be a lifetime fan of classic horror (which I also love) so I was very intrigued to see how his interest in the genre would express itself. Sentinels did not disappoint – it would be an absorbing and pleasurably creepy tale for anyone, but it is great fun to read if (like me) you are a big fan of M.R.James’ ghost stories, as there are many sly references to a particular one of those in it! In some ways Sentinels takes up where M.R.James’ story leaves off – James died before the outbreak of WW2, and Sentinels is set during the War. However, the book has a strong, likeable and very un-Jamesian protagonist in Rachel Rubin, an American reporter. There were some beautifully done dramatic moments – my favourite being the ringing of bells in a drowned church steeple under the sea. I cannot say more for fear of spoilers, but I thought that was an excellent touch. I will definitely be reading the following books in the series.

  11. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jack Clark

    A fun and smart read with plenty of chills. I loved the mixing of war-time drama with the supernatural and fable. Rachel was also a smart, well-developed heroine with her wits about her and I ended up caring for her quite a bit.

  12. Rated 2 out of 5

    Customer

    This book started strong but died the cutesy main character made me nauseous

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    This is a good World War II ghost story. Story revolves around a crown from the early Anglo-Saxon era, and the individuals that want to unearth it. The only problem is that the crown is protected by Sentinels. Good writing and exciting reading.

  14. Rated 4 out of 5

    Customer

    Will buy more from this author

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Arthur

    Have read and enjoyed some of David’s short stories in the past but was totally unaware of any full length novels, so ”Sentinels” came as a pleasant surprise.Enjoyed every minute. The subject matter was close to my heart as I have visited the location on the Suffolk coast, and being a fan of Monty, we’ll…’nuff said! AND what a lovely choice of name for the archaeologist, a real tribute to a wonderful lady who keeps our literary appetites well satisfied.A first class creepy, complete with fog, superstitious locals, and a very modest American who saves the day in her own quiet way.Now for volume two…

  16. Rated 4 out of 5

    Nina

    Really well thought out. Love the way it is woven into history and that the good prevails not a easy task helping those who have no bodies only hurting souls..

  17. Rated 4 out of 5

    Robert Rozell

    Good characters, solid plot gets you hook quickly, the plot is straight forward, but the background helps build a very well crafted book.

  18. Rated 4 out of 5

    judyg

    A good read, nice old fashioned mystery. Nancy Drew for the older crowd. I enjoyed this.

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