GODS OF THE DARK WEB
By Lucas Mangum
The internet is a scary place. Beneath Facebook and Twitter is another world. One in which anything can be obtained—for a price. A community of black markets, depraved pornography, and death. This is the dark web.
Leon was just curious, he heard the stories of the secrets and forbidden fetishes that the dark web offered. He was an activist, protesting against war and hate. But after a protest became violent, he felt he needed protection. Being a teenager with no way to buy a gun legally, he had no choice but to turn to the dark web.
This rash decision sends Leon spiraling down into a dark side of humanity that most don’t know, or even want to know, exists. A world of murder, torture, and cannibalism. But behind all that there is something worse, something stalking him and intent on ruining every aspect of his life. Now Leon is fighting for his life and reputation as he is being hunted by vile and arcane forces. They are…
Gods of the Dark Web
First, I would like to note that the synopsis of this story, while intriguing, is misleading. Oh, it is accurate, but it basically describes the beginning of the book. This story goes so much farther, deeper darker than that.
Second, I would like to note that this is Extreme Horror. Not for the squeamish.
I read this in one sitting. Partly because it is a novella and I read fast. But mostly because I couldn’t stop. Gods of the Dark Web is the epitome of “a compelling read,” but in a disturbing way. Like not being able to look away from a gory scene in a horror movie kind of disturbing. You can’t want to like it, but you do, and you hate yourself a little for it. No regrets, though. That may or may not change later if it gives me nightmares. Or if it makes me fear my computer. Actually, it already makes me fear my computer.
But to continue …
In Gods of the Dark Web, Lucas Mangum has taken dark reality and horrifying urban legend and blended them together into a mind-bending terror. The characters are engaging, the pace is steady, and the captivating storyline with hold you prisoner. This extreme horror story is graphic and shocking with a climactic ending that will chill you to the bone.
I look forward to reading more from this author!
Oh! Did I mention I met Lucas at Killercon 2018?
Well, I met Lucas at Killercon and purchased my signed paperback copy of Gods of the Dark Web directly from him.
Great guy. Funny guy. A bit creepy that he writes extreme horror.
And yes, I’m bragging.
Get it on Amazon:
Gods of the Dark Web (US Link)
Gods of the Dark Web (UK Link)
About the Author: Lucas Mangum
Lucas Mangum lives in Austin, Texas. He is the author of FLESH AND FIRE, MANIA, ENGINES OF RUIN, GODS OF THE DARK WEB, and WE ARE THE ACCUSED. Though he avoids social media these days, he loves to hear from readers, and can be contacted at L.Mangum.Fiction@gmail.com