“Moreland's novel is a unique blend of historical fiction, thriller, and horror--and it all works flawlessly. Dead of Winter had me breathless. This is one hell of a great read."
--Nate Kenyon, award-winning author of The Reach, Sparrow Rock, and StarCraft Ghost: Spectres
"It's a fantastic book that combines many of my favorite things: violent shape-shifting blood sucking gut eating invisible-ish monsters, violence, massive amounts of suspense, a killer back story and native lore. I loved it ... This book should be made into a movie. Read the whole review
Cara, reviewer at Biblio Babes
“Mr. Moreland combines the best of what I love about horror fiction, impeccable prose, characters with a life-like depth, fantastic monsters and a palpable sense of dread that seemingly lunges off the pages and grabs you by the throat”.Read the whole review
Peter Schwotzer, Reviewer for Famous Monsters in Filmland
“Anyone who enjoys spooky tales set in a savage wilderness in the dead of winter, supernatural thrillers based on Native American mythologies, or tales of demons versus holy men, will not be disappointed. Moreland’s multi-faceted novel hits on all cylinders and provides a wonderful read.” Read the whole review
George Wilhite, The Horror Review
“It isn’t often that I am BLOWN AWAY by a book. Dead of Winter, by Brian Moreland, is the best book I’ve read all year and I believe that Brian, in terms of talent, is one of the best writers I’ve ever read.” Read the whole review
Erin Al-Mehairi, Oh, for the Hook of a Book blog
“Author Brian Moreland doesn’t pull any punches. This story grabs and pulls you back into 1870, at a fort in the vast Ontario wilderness. There is an excellent diversity of characters, and a great understanding of the people and cultures of that time. Indians, soldiers, priests, exorcists, cannibals, and one very sick killer. You think you have read it all when you’re read as many horror books as I have. Dead of Winter managed to shock me over and over.” Read the whole review
Kerrie Crawford, The Rediacs blog
"Author Brian Moreland’s new novel, Dead of Winter, does something that seems really almost rare: much like the films The Burrowers and the darkly brilliantly Ravenous, Moreland succeeds at mixing the horror and western genres. With echoes of The Thing, The Exorcist, and even The Shining, spiced with Native American folklore and legend, vivid period detail, and finely developed characters, Dead of Winter will be hard pressed to be beat as one of the best books of the year." Read the whole review
John Jason, Literal Remains
“... there aren't very many authors that have made me afraid of sleeping with my back to the door, but that's how I felt when I was reading this! While I was reading I kept looking back, expecting one of the creatures out of this book to be staring me in the face … I highly recommend that you check out this book!” Read the whole review
Reviewer Leighanne, at Leighanne's List blog
“A very well done horror with believable plot twists, loss, betrayal and redemption.”
A.M. Donovan, Night Owl Reviews
"A gripping blend of supernatural and historical thriller. Moreland boldly enters the realm of dark legends and evil magic."
-- Scott Nicholson, The Red Church
"A frightening and chilly romp through a winter wasteland, Dead of Winter will freeze your soul! Sharply written and scary as hell, this one is a must-read for all horror fans. I am in awe of Brian Moreland."
-- Ronald Malfi, author of Snow and Floating Staircase
"Brian Moreland writes a blend of survival horror and occult mystery that I find impossible to resist. His writing is clean, precise, and, best of all, compulsively readable. I know, when I've got one of his books in my hands, that I'm going to be lost to the world for hours on end. He's just that good. And Dead of Winter is the best Moreland story yet - a thriller that hits every nerve with perfect accuracy."
-- Joe McKinney, author of Dead City and Flesh Eaters
“Grisly and terrifying. Moreland spins horror and history into a truly savage yarn.”
-- Joseph D'Lacey, author of Meat and The Kill Crew
“From lust and greed to duty and piousness, the cast of complex characters in Dead of Winter erupt to life in historical splendor. Drawing on several horror elements, the reader will be swept away on this canoe-ride of excitement, terror, and mystery. Tom Hatcher takes his son, Chris to the isolation of the Ontario North to repair the wounds of their past. When the blizzards bring an evil to the fort that mysteriously turns the inhabitants into vicious cannibals, Tom’s detective skills are insufficient weapons against the menace that lurks beyond the walls of the fort. Grab a warm blanket and throw another log on the fire, and delve into the terror that only winter can snow down on the soul.”
-- Aurora Nominee Suzanne Church, author of "Destiny Lives in the Tattoo's Needle" and "The Tear Closet"