The Night Prophets, by Paul F. Olson

The Night Prophets, by Paul F. Olson

  • Author: Paul F. Olson
  • Artist: Lynne Hansen
  • Page Count: 442
  • Pub. Date: September 2023
  • ISBN: 978-1-58767-921-6
  • Status: In-Stock




"Paul F. Olson's stories are packed with mystery, violence and humanity." - Philip Fracassi, acclaimed author of Boys in the Valley and A Child Alone With Strangers

About the Book:

God Can Touch You Too!

The year is 1989, and in suburban Chicago, the worldwide religious movement known as Universal Ministries is carefully tending its flock. They come by the thousands, young people looking for happiness, searching for peace, drawn by a message of hope and the opportunity to change the world. They come from far and wide to follow their heroes – Reverend Steve, Reverend Bob, and the man they worship most of all, the powerful Reverend Arthur Bach.

But Curt Potter has come to Universal Ministries for another reason. He is on a quest for the truth about his life, about the past. But he could never have imagined what he would find. A place where the shadows come alive at night. A horrific secret at the heart of the church. An unspeakable evil more terrible than his darkest nightmares. Now, with the odds against him and time running out, Curt must convince his friends to join him, stand against the darkness, and fight for their lives, their souls, and their very salvation.

Published as a trade paperback:
• Printed on 60# acid-free paper
• Featuring full color cover artwork
• Retail price $25.00

Paul F. Olson has been a professional writer and editor for nearly forty years. The Night Prophets, originally released by New American Library in 1989, was his first published novel. He is also the author of the dark suspense novel Alexander's Song, plus many short stories, essays, reviews, interviews, and other works. In the late 1980s, he published and edited Horrorstruck: The World of Dark Fantasy, a trade magazine for horror fans and professionals. With the late David B. Silva, he co-edited the anthologies Post Mortem: New Tales of Ghostly Horror and Dead End: City Limits, and created the award-winning newsletter Hellnotes, which he and Silva edited together for five years. Following Silva's death, he teamed with Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman to produce the tribute anthology Better Weird. Some of his short fiction is available in the collection Whispered Echoes, which includes the World Fantasy Award-nominated novella "Bloodybones." After spending nearly two decades as a small-town newspaper editor, he returned to his roots with a full-time focus on fiction. He currently lives in Brimley, Michigan, not far from the shores of Lake Superior.

"Clear, direct, at times lyrical and powerful. The Night Prophets satisfies. It recalls a different time and subtly blends it into our own ... reminding readers of a time when Evil was forced to face Good, and Good triumphed. A fun, layered read."  - Michael R. Collings, Hellnotes

"If you are looking for an action packed, blood soaked, character driven tale that just happens to be a vampire story, you need look no further than The Night Prophets. Enjoyed every minute of it." -- Literary Mayhem

“Paul F. Olson’s 80s horror classic The Night Prophets is as relevant today, if not more so, than it was upon its initial release. A disturbing tale of false divinity and eternal darkness, it remains one of the most original and terrifying vampire novels ever written.” — Greg F. Gifune, author of Savages