My review of: Progeny

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Progeny by Patrick C. Greene

*** Book description as appears on Goodreads ***

Owen Sterling is a reclusive author living in a secluded house deep in the woods. When he welcomes his son Chuck for a summer visit, the eleven-year-old suspects something is not right at his father’s home. His worries mount when he witnesses a confrontation between his father and some local hunters. Zane Carver is the local gun-shop owner who confronts the author over Owen’s refusal to let anyone on his land for hunting or camping. He defies the recluse, taking a hunting party onto Owen’s property. Soon, Zane and his buddies discover the writer’s secret . . . a deadly secret; a creature whose infinite rage they have unwittingly ignited . . . that is now hunting them.

My review

Finished reading on March 23 2013 and gave it 4 stars.

The following containers spoilers!

The book was smooth and super easy to read.

A man, Owen Sterling, buys land from the local Tsalagi tribe with the promise not to sell or exploit the land. Quickly you learn something else is living on the land and Owen takes it upon himself to keep the family of sasquatch safe. Of course that won’t stop a group of guys from hunting illegally on Owen’s land. I of course start figuring this was going to be a typical horror plot line. Dumb hunters do something to destroy/harm the creatures and a bloodbath ensues.

To my surprise there was a much deeper story then I expected. It’s not really about the hunters killing the child sasquatch and the parents revenge on the hunters. Instead it bring focus to the relationships between two pairs of father and son. That nothing is worse than the loss of a child whether they be taken from you before their time or your actions cause you to lose them.

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