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Head of Zeus
The Children God Forgot
The Children God Forgot by Graham Masterton

Forsake the living. Forget the dead. Fear the children... The brand new chilling page-turner from the master of horror

A young woman is rushed to the hospital with stabbing pains in her stomach. The chief surgeon delivers a living child with the face of an angel and the body of a tentacled monster. The doctors are unanimous that the baby must die.

Engineer Gemma is plunged into darkness in a tunnel beneath London. Before she escapes, a strange green light illuminates a cluster of ghostly figures. Gemma is certain they were children.

DC Jerry Pardoe and DS Jamila Patel, of Tooting Police, have investigated the occult before – but nothing as strange and horrible as what they must confront in the city sewers. Down here in the dark, where the dead come back to life, witchcraft is the only force strong enough to save you...

Praise for Graham Masterton:

'God, it's good' Stephen King
'Masterton handles his large cast of well-drawn characters with the finesse of a master storyteller, propelling the tension-filled narrative through a series of short, fast-paced chapters, and steers the novel towards a suspenseful finale' Guardian
'A true master of horror' James Herbert
'One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time' Peter James
'A natural storyteller with a unique gift for turning the mundane into the terrifyingly real' New York Journal of Books
'This is a first-class thriller with some juicy horror touches. Mystery readers who don't know the Maguire novels should change that right now' Booklist
'One of Britain's finest horror writers' Daily Mail

Head of Zeus * Horror
04 Feb 2021 * 432pp * £4.99 * 9781800240230
'A true master of horror'
James Herbert
'Masterton's new novel is promisingly chilling in its premise. There is something about creepy children that just adds a whole new level to a horror, and it sounds like Masterton is completely going to town with that here'
Cultured Vultures
'The characters, plot and setting work together to create a believable and enthralling supernatural thriller which kept me turning the pages from the first chapter right through to the final page. If you're a fan of British horror novels I'd encourage you to give this a try. I loved it'
SF Crowsnest
'A cracking read'
'Imagine something like The Strain, but with occult vibes taking place in a sewer. Now top it all off with a police procedural, and you won't be far off ... If you love horror of all sorts and want to be scared, The Children God Forgot is for you. Masterton is, well, a master of writing horror ... You are in for a hell of a ride!'
Grimdark Magazine
Graham Masterton
Graham Masterton
Graham Masterton became a newspaper reporter at the age of 17 and was appointed editor of Penthouse magazine at only 24. His career as an author spans many genres, including horror, thriller, and sex-advice books. His first horror novel, The Manitou, became a bestseller and was made into a film starring Tony Curtis. In 2019, Graham was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association. He is also the author of the Katie Maguire series of crime thrillers, which have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. He lives in Surrey and is currently working on new horror and crime novels. Visit
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