Kyle M. Scott - Protection 5/5


     I received a copy of Protection in exchange for an honest review and I wasn't prepared for what I actually read. Kyle has been known for writing in your face splatterpunk. Blood, and total face melting mayhem. Protection has none of this and that's not a bad thing at all. Protection is a creepy little horror novel that escalates slowly and here we get to see a new side to Scott. A kinder gentler Scott that holds back on the gore that he's become known for and gives his readers something totally different. As a parent I could relate to this a lot and the theme of protection is the glue that holds this all together. The question here is simple. How far would you go to protect your children? As a father that's easy to answer and it's a question that I'm sure Kyle himself has asked himself.

     This is a novel that keeps you guessing and we get to see Scott actually create a novel that is based more on atmosphere than actual gore. We know that something is out there, but we have no idea what it is. This is a well paced horror novel that you almost think you have figured out and then you realize that you were wrong. Scott keeps us guessing until the end, and I had to actually read the ending three times just so it would sink in. Kyle is a writer exploring new territory and sometimes these explorations end badly, but this is one  novel you don't want to miss.

      Protection is by far the best novel that Scott has written, Excellently paced and shows that he has grown as a writer. You are drawn to these characters as well as the bond that James has with his son. As the night terrors escalate you feel the same helplessness that he does. We want to find out what's after his son? Was there something supernatural involved in Lilith's disappearance? For those that are looking for a creepy little horror novel that takes a left out of splatterpunk territory into dark, mind twisting fiction this is one you can't miss. It shows that Scott is more than that guy that writes those gory books and if he keeps writing books like this he won't be an indie author for long. I don't even think that 5 stars is enough for this and would even go as far as giving it ten. I've been a fan of Scott's for awhile now and I look forward to reading his next book.