The Turnagain Arm

The Turnagain Arm A Prequel To The Paranormal Thriller Polar Night Locomotive Wheels Screech To A Halt Potters Creek, Alaska Is Nothing Than A Small Camp Set Up Alongside The Tracks A Weathered Sign Dominates The Scene The Turnagain Arm Saloon Est.1917 Only One Passenger Remains And Exits The Early Afternoon Full Moon Peaks Through A Shimmering Snow Fall As A Shadow Casts Over Each Split Rail The Wind Howls, Sweeping The Cloak Of A Hooded Figure He Follows The Tracks Toward The Distant Saloon A Hulking Man Crunches Through The Snow, Attracting His Attention Calling Out To Him In A Foreign Accent, The Townsman Stops In Mid Step The Stranger Catches Up And Engages Him Until The Man Disappears Under The Stranger S Cloak Blood Drips From His Lips, And He Wipes The Remaining Trickles From His Mouth After Disposing Of The Body, The Mysterious Figure Continues On His Journey He Glides Through The Snow As If On A Sleigh, Leaving No Footprints Behind Within A Short Period, He Convinces Vasyl, The Owner Of The Saloon, To Hire Him Aleksei Charms Everyone He Meets But Soon Mistrust Enters Every Tense Line On Vasyl S Face As Others Disappear And His Wife Falls Under Aleksei S Spell The Classic Game Of Cat And Mouse Continues, But Who Will Win Is A Mere Mortal Any Match For Aleksei A Spark Ignites Within Alexei After Yet Another Of Vasyl S Attempts To Disgrace Him This Man Knows Of Me He Must Be A Witch Aleksei Laughs You Are No Match For Me Or My Plan. When I read Flanders first book Polar Night, I was caught by surprise, because it isn t your usual run of the mill mystery Prior to reading that book, if someone had asked me if I liked books about vampires, I would have probably shaken my head and said, No, nuh uh, not ME But that was BEFORE this mild mannered librarian by day, writes stuff to scare the crap out of you by night author convinced me otherwise.Now THIS book, The Turnagain Arm, is a prequel novella to Polar Night, so I k When I read Flanders first book Polar Night, I was caught by surprise, because it isn t your usual run of the mill mystery Prior to reading that book, if someone had asked me if I liked books about vampires, I would have probably shaken my head and said, No, nuh uh, not ME But that was BEFORE this mild mannered librarian by day, writes stuff to scare the crap out of you by night author convinced me otherwise.Now THIS book, The Turnagain Arm, is a prequel novella to Polar Night, so I knew what to expect this time I thought I expected short, and yep, I got short I expected a nice interesting background with a touch of creepy, and holy moley, I got a wonderfully detailed background, well developed characters, and a deliciously creepy atmosphere created by the perfect choice of words Muchthan I expected in a book this short To tell the truth, I wish it were longer, but it is actually just the right length to entice readers to continue reading the story in Polar Night Pretty nefarious, right
Potters Creek, Alaska is a small camp set up along the tracks Workers find comradery and drink at The Turnagain Arm Saloon run by Vasyl and his lovely wife The peace of the camp is disturbed by an increasing number of disappearances Ones that occurred after Aleksei starts working for Vasyl A monster has walked into their midst Can Vasyl save everything he loves from the arrogant creature This is a prequel to Julie Flanders paranormal thriller, Polar Night It takes place in 1917 just after Potters Creek, Alaska is a small camp set up along the tracks Workers find comradery and drink at The Turnagain Arm Saloon run by Vasyl and his lovely wife The peace of the camp is disturbed by an increasing number of disappearances Ones that occurred after Aleksei starts w
This novella is the prequel to Polar Night I haven t read Polar Night, but I have read The Ghosts of Aquinnah by the author and really enjoyed the story The Turnagain Arm has a delicious blend of a creepy character, a gruff, but likable hero, and a setting that lets the imagination run wild Even though the story is short, Flanders is able to weave a scary tale in a short amount of time that will stick with me over the next couple of nights, which I m thinking will be sleepless Now I need to This novella is the prequel to Polar Night I haven t read Polar Night, but I have read The Ghosts of Aquinnah by the author and really enjoyed the story The Turnagain Arm has a delicious blend of a creepy character, a gruff, but likable hero, and a setting that lets the imagination run wild Even though the story is short, Flanders is able to weave a scary tale in a short amount of time that will stick with me over the next couple of nights, which I m thinking will be sleepless Now I need to
The Turnagain Arm is a spine tingling, fantastic prequel by author, Julie Flanders Once I began to read The Turnagain Arm there was no way I could put it down until I reached the final page.The Turnagain Arm is the prequel to Polar Night and I like the way the author adds history and facts to her stories Ms Flanders has proven herself again to capture her readers with a riveting story Her writing is strong and powerfu
This the perfect introduction for Aleksei Nechayev, the antagonist of Polar Night by Julie Flanders, and his appearance in the second book Polar Day.Although a heartbreaking example of his murderous proficiencies and his uncanny ability to survive wha
Aleksei, a soldier turned vampire, is running from a fallen Russia with the threat of an eternity alone after his beloved is killed All of this we find out in the first couple of pages, and because of that I was intrigued Things get interesting when he makes it to Alaska, in an area known as Turnagain Arm, and searches for a man named Vasyl Dzubenko Julie Flanders is a talented writer
This is an excellent prequel to the books Polar Night and Polar Day, but you don t have to read it before those books You can read it in between or after them, as Flanders includes enough information in each to make them powerful standalone reads I highly recommend The Turnagain Arm as it contains muchbackstory on Aleksei, the unflappable vampire nemesis of Polar Night and how he got started I really enjoy the historical elements to Flanders stories and this comes to the fore in this n This is an excellent prequel to the books Polar Night and Polar Day, but you don t have to read it before those books You can read it in between or after them, as Flanders includes enough information in each to make them powerful standalone reads I highly recommend The Turnagain Arm as it contains muchbackstory on Aleksei, the unflappable vampire nemesis of Polar Night and how he got started I really enjoy the historical elements to Flanders stori
In a small Alaskan town rests a popular saloon run by a Ukrainian named Vasyl and his wife Lara It s a quiet place with no drama, but in steps Russian Aleksei Vasyl immediately dislikes him because of his nationality and what the Russians have done to the Ukrainians Soon, Vasyl will find another reason to detest Aleksei.Disappearances and murders are occurring around the saloon, too many in fact A supernatural force is killing the visitors and townspeople This force is Aleks
The Turnagain Arm is a prequel to Polar Nights which I loved so I was excited to read this and wasn t disappointed Aleksei from Polar Nights is back and the story picks up from when he a newly made vampire and how he gets from Russia to Alaska in 1917.It s a short but enticing read that I finished in one sitting Aleksei is as ruthless as ever, but the loss of his love Natasha, tugs at his heart, which gives him the humanity that the rest of behavior seems to take away.There is a new cast o The Turnagain Arm is a prequel to Polar Nights which I loved so I was ex
This novella had such a great villain And the scariest thing was he wasn t just evil and dangerous, he was smart He was always one step ahead of the other characters He was so smart it got me very worried for the hero and his wife, and it kept me glued to the last half of the book, which I read in one sitting.I thoroughly enjoyed the sneaky twists in this novella, and the frightening murders kept