Pazuzu Unbound by Saurav Dutt
Publication Date: July 3, 2014
Engulfed in darkness within a desolate road on the edge of civilization stands the New Terminal Hotel. The fate of a group of strangers is tied inexorably to an ancient and unspeakable evil waiting within its walls ready to be unleashed. The demon Pazazu thrives on human flesh and blood to satiate its burning hunger. It chooses the faithless, the lonely, the estranged, those inflicted with rage and self-contempt for humanity.
As midnight beckons and these lost souls converge upon the unholy grounds, this ancient evil is determined to be awakened, hell-bent on capturing the lives it so craves to satisfy its blood lust. As they enter the silence of God’s tomb, they will come face to face with Pazazu: once banished to Hell forever, never again to torment a human soul but who has now arisen once again to annihilate mankind and destroy countless human lives.
Steeped in horrific ancient mythology and terrifying folklore, the demon Pazazu terrified scores of readers and film goers in the seminal book and movie ‘The Exorcist’ as well as its subsequent incarnations in both cinematic and literary form; but the winged demon is now due for a grisly return in a new book timed to coincide with the unleashing of The Exorcist: The Complete Anthology onto Blu-Ray this September 23rd.
In Assyrian and Babylonian mythology, Pazuzu was the king of the demons of the wind, and son of the god Hanbi. He also represented the southwestern wind, the bearer of storms and drought. Pazuzu is the demon that haunts!
I received a copy of Pazuzu Unbound to review and thoroughly enjoyed flow and the pace in which the story unfolded. The author quickly captures your attention and draws you in. Never sure what horror awaited me on the next page I couldn’t put Pazazu Unbound down, reading it from cover to cover.
Pazazu Unbound is a must read for any lover of the horror genre.
What haunts you?