The Morass by Zachary Ashford

“The Morass is an unforgettable piece of Australian horror literature with ideas and imagery that will stay with you forever. A viscerally rendered piece of terror and suspense that you experience more than simply read. Zachary takes us deep inside the minds of his characters as we plunge further and further into an inexorable escalating nightmare that offers no mercy and no reprieve.”—Jamie Blanks, director of Urban Legend and Valentine

“The Morass is a nasty, unflinching ride that will have you guarding your tender bits, treasuring your freedom, and minding where you take your next road trip. This one’s absolutely fucking wild.”—Eddie Generous, author of Rawr and Behemoth Risen

There is darkness. There is pain. And then there is The Morass. Full disclosure: Ashford has a banger here. Tread lightly.”—Beau Johnson, author of the Bishop Rider books

“The Morass combines the best of a Wolf Creek-style serial killer thriller with the most berserk creature feature you can possibly imagine, resulting in a lightning-fast horror novel you’ll never forget.”—Nick Kolakowski, author of Absolute Unit and Groundhog Slay



What if you had been kidnapped by a serial killer and your only hope of escape was cut off by rising floodwater?

The Australian Outback is a place mired in myth, folklore, and rumour that’s inspired some of the best horror fiction and creature horror books. Some say it’s full of deadly creatures. Others claim it’s rife with serial killers hunting for backpackers and stranded tourists. Whatever the cause, young people in central Queensland are disappearing and the locals are frightened.

Katy is fresh from college and ready to research and write her magnum opus, a book investigating the many disappearances of outback youths in Australia. When she meets Kip, a guitarist on his way to the city, she knows she’s onto something good and that she can prove her hypothesis: there’s nothing there for the youth of today and they’re running away, searching for employment and prospects in the city.

Unfortunately, she’s wrong. In this terrifying cosmic horror book, there is a killer in the outback. One that thinks God is the ancient creature that lurks in the swamps near his property. With floodwaters rising, he’s certain Katy and Kip are the sacrifices that will allow the entity to emerge from the morass and cleanse the world of sinners. One terrifying abduction later, he has them both imprisoned.

As they struggle to escape the terror and the torture, their desperate fight for survival will lead only to more horror. Because their kidnapper is not crazy. His god is real. His god is hungry, and it is screaming to be reborn.

Aurealis-nominated Australian author Zachary Ashford turns his attention to the isolation of the outback with this fast-paced horror. The tension thrums. The brutality screams. The desperation of his protagonists’ plight bleeds from the page. For fans of extreme horror, splatterpunk, gore, violent films like Wolf Creek, or international movies like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and the grotesque creatures of movies like Aliens, The Thing, or The Fly, The Morass: Servant of the Fly God is not to be missed.

Will Katy and Kip survive? Will their killer succeed? Will the God in the swamp take over the world. Buy this supernatural thriller book now, and discover their fate.

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