The Blackstone Chronicles Omnibus

The Blackstone Chronicles Omnibus

by John Saul

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Now, for the first time, the New York Times bestselling serial thriller is complete in one terrifying volume. John Saul, the master of supernatural suspense, John Saul, brings to chilling life the small New England town of Blackstone—and the secrets and sins that lay buried there. . . .

From atop Blackstone's highest hill, the old Asylum casts its shadow over the village. Built in the 1890s to house the insane, the Asylum has stood vacant for decades. But now, the wrecker's ball is about to strike—and unleash an ominous evil. Strange gifts begin to appear on the doorsteps of Blackstone's finest citizens.

Each bears a mysterious history.

Each brings a horrifying power to harm.

Each reveals another thread in the suspensefully woven web of . . .


Part I—An Eye for an Eye: The Doll
Part II—Twist of Fate: The Locket
Part III—Ashes to Ashes: The Dragon's Flame
Part IV—In the Shadow of Evil: The Handkerchief
Part V—Day of Reckoning: The Stereoscope
Part VI—Asylum

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780449001929
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/1998
Series: Blackstone Chronicles Series
Edition description: 1 TRADE ED
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 360,076
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.19(d)

About the Author

John Saul’s first novel, Suffer the Children, was an immediate million-copy bestseller. His other bestselling suspense novels include Perfect Nightmare, Black Creek Crossing, and The Presence. He is also the author of the New York Times bestselling serial thriller The Blackstone Chronicles, initially published in six installments but now available in one complete volume. Saul divides his time between Seattle and Hawaii.

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Blackstone Chronicles Omnibus 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 86 reviews.
Lindsie More than 1 year ago
The Blackstone Chronicles is a creepy set of stories all revolving over one thing... an Asylum. The stories/series sets itself around strange occurences that being to take place as one by one, objects are left at peoples doors. Each object contains one memory of madness, from a person who was in the Asylum 40 years ago. Told by a true story teller, John Saul knows how to write a good horror book. The Blackstone Chronicles is a definite MUST for fans of both horror and John Saul. With these creepy installments, one will NOT be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Excellent story! My favorite of his so far. I liked how he tied everything together in the end so creatively, and those who didnt get it did not ready carefully,!
Teenster More than 1 year ago
SO glad that I bought THIS complete series! I would have HATED to WAIT for each installment to come out individually! I'm not a very FAST reader, but I devoured this!
tootsCK More than 1 year ago
A great read. Very chilling and the combinations of the story was fluid. I would recommend to those that like scary books. Very similar to Dean Koontz
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far i have read about 7 of his books and this was just another good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book that will keep you up all night to finish it! I didnt want to put it down!
Guest More than 1 year ago
John Saul is a talent onto himself, a master at his craft, one of the finest and this book just proves his amazing skill....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent, thrilling from page 1 to the end
BER1 More than 1 year ago
You can not go wrong with John Saul's books. This one was just as good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this story would've been much better had he published it at one time, in one volume and forgotten the serial fad. He acknowledges in his foreword, worded differently of course, that he didn't have the cojones to do it until Stephen King published The Green Mile in serial form. The story line is good, but very repetitive. I don't know if Saul realized that his faithful fans who were waiting for the monthly installment didn't need to be told at the beginning of every part that there was a dark figure lurking in the Asylum looking for gifts. That's pretty well established in any reader's mind from the beginning; it's the huge unanswered question of the whole book: Who is the mysterious dark figure? I also think that there didn't have to be six "gifts"; Saul could've cut the "gifts" down to three or four and the plot/suspense would not have suffered. All in all it's a decent read, but not as good as his regular novels. The revelation of who the Asylum's dark figure is made up for the repetition.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I been reading his books since 1991. I have just about all his books. Do not need any other books to read. My hats off to you John Saul.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this is the best book that Saul has ever written. I have read all of his books, and reading about old characters like that was deeply thrilling. A MUST READ!!!-especially for all John Saul fans.
SonicQuack on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Saul has used the serialisation of small novellas with one underlying story to facilitate the publishing of a series of short stories. Ideas that wouldn't serve as a standalone book don't combine to create one novel either and although they are all centred around the effects of items from an evil asylum, this is still a collection of short stories. Marketed as such readers would have a greater understanding of The Blackstone Chronicles, however due to the episodic nature this lacks the usual Saul tension and sense of the macabre. Compared to Saul's usual standard this feels oddly lacking.
susanbevans on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully written horror! A very engaging and disturbing specimen from a true master of the genre.
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Loved it
babeKL More than 1 year ago
Great book!
Lori2013 More than 1 year ago
Amazing series! I read these many years ago and will definitely be purchasing them since they are now available for my Nook.
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I dont know wich author scares me more stephen king are john saul a must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This Book is thrillung and has horror and has a edge this bok was rdcommened to me by my Aunt and i would recommend this to any thrillseeker.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i own this series in paper back books. i love the store and have reread it many times. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never read a book by this author before. Absolutely loved it and am sad the ride is over. Gonna go look at other books by him now.