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The roots of evil run deeper than you can ever imagine.

Lucas Sawyer and his wife Tamsen find themselves marooned in the heart of a mid-nineteenth century wilderness forest. They are rescued by Jonah Duvall, a mysterious woodsman abiding in this strange valley with his wife Jezebel and thier son Cord. Brooding over all stands the Devil Tree - a huge evil jackpine that has summoned them to this valley to feed upon their collective emotions and their unnatural offspring. Part earth spirit, part elder demon - the tree is farming them.

The characters are bound in a tightening noose of of undeniable doom. As winter sets in they must face the tree's unholy fury in an utterly horrific finale.

DEVIL TREE is a story that will take you further into the heart of unimaginable horror.

Furthermore, DEVIL TREE is the darkest novel that I have EVER written.


"A mesmerizing journey into unimaginable darkness, DEVIL TREE showcases Steve Vernon at the height of his power, and results in a provocative, profoundly unsettling novel you will never forget." - Greg F. Gifune, author of THE BLEEDING SEASON

"DEVIL TREE is a frightening tale of man versus nature in every meaning. Vernon has written a tale of murder, infidelity, death and depravity. Full of horror and darkness - a supernatural tale like no other." - DARK RIVER PRESS

"If you are looking for a story that will scare you, DEVIL TREE is a great read." - SIZZLING HOT BOOK REVIEWS

"A well-written story that will appeal to fans of both the grotesque and magical realism. You must have a tough stomach to be able to handle this tale - OPINIONS OF A WOLF

"With Cronenberg-esque body terror, a Wendigo-type sub plot, and a wicked tree that would give the vegetation in the original EVIL DEAD a run for its money, DEVIL TREE is a best bet for horror fans tired of not being scared by horror fiction." - THE HORROR FICTION REVIEW

"This genre needs new blood and Steve Vernon is quite a transfusion." - Edward Lee

"Steve Vernon was born to write. He's the real deal and we're lucky to have him." - Richard Chizmar

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