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On The Table Read, “the best book magazine in the UK“, shipwrecked refugees they are plunged into a nightmare beyond imagination in Frenzy Island by Richard E. Rock. Two sisters and a baby find themselves trapped in an abandoned scientific research facility where incredible experiments have been taking place.

Adventure And Terror

A stand-out novel, Frenzy Island keeps you on the edge of your seat as the author’s passion for dark and fantastical leaps from its pages.

The second novel from an author who is a commercial scriptwriter by day and one time regular contributor to Viz comic and the satirical, Richard E Rock immerses the reader in the apocalypse being experienced by his protagonists to deliver a thrilling cocktail of adventure, terror, excitement and tension.

Frenzy Island by Richard E. Rock on The Table Read
Frenzy Island

Inspired by the greats including Carl Sagan, Stephen King and Michael Crichton, Richard E Rock garnered huge praise for his first novel, Deep Level, and Frenzy Island is only going to further add to his reputation as a horror writer of note.

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Frenzy Island

“The boat hit shore at 09:27 EAT. We counted seven people on board, eight if you want to include the baby. Most of them didn’t survive more than ten minutes.”

Two sisters and a baby, shipwrecked refugees, wash up on a mysterious east African Island crawling with giant, blue-skinned savages.

They flee to an abandoned scientific facility where incredible and terrifying experiments have been taking place, experiments that could change the course of human history.

Meanwhile, the only person who can save them is a lowly monitoring station employee half a world away in Arizona – but the clock is ticking, and the universe is about to come calling.

Richard E. Rock

“Involving a diverse cast of characters and taking place against a backdrop of human experimentation gone wrong, UFO activity and alien possession, Frenzy Island delivers a thrilling cocktail of adventure, terror, excitement and tension.

“This is a sci-fi/horror novel with mass market appeal and was inspired by a series of bizarre, disturbing and brutal nightmares.

Richard E. Rock on The Table Read
Richard E. Rock

“I am passionate about representation in fiction and love creating diverse casts for my novels, something that my debut novel Deep Level was praised for.”

A professional writer based in south Wales, Richard E Rock lives with his girlfriend and their cat.

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Richard E. Rock’s Life

He says: “When I’m not writing novels I am either hitting the gym or banging my head to heavy metal. By day I work as a commercial scriptwriter in radio, but by night I write about the dark and fantastical. My career as an author was born one morning after waking up from a particularly ferocious nightmare. I thought, ‘Wow! That would make a great novel!’ I decided from then on not to fear my nightmares but to embrace them, and now I deliberately induce them.”

“Frenzy Island came to me in a series of horrible dreams. Over successive nights I dreamed of giant, blue-skinned savages, possessed babies, alien abductions and mysterious objects in the sky. It was as if all the ideas for a novel were being delivered to me raw and unfiltered, and all I had to do was put them all together.”

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Published by Cranthorpe Millner Publishers, Frenzy Island (ISBN: 978-1-80378-069-6) is published on 25th October 2022and is available in paperback (£8.99) and Kindle format.

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