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Frenzy Island: Jurassic Park meets Contact in brilliant new Sci-fi & horror mash-up

Richard E Rock’s Frenzy Island centres on two sisters and a baby. As shipwrecked refugees they are plunged into a nightmare beyond imagination when they find themselves trapped in an abandoned scientific research facility where incredible experiments have been taking place. And to make matters worse, the only person who can save them is on the other side of the world …

A stand-out novel, Frenzy Island keeps you on the edge of your seat as the author’s passion for dark and fantastical leaps from its pages.

The second novel from an author who is a commercial scriptwriter by day and one time regular contributor to Viz comic and the satirical, Richard E Rock immerses the reader in the apocalypse being experienced by his protagonists to deliver a thrilling cocktail of adventure, terror, excitement and tension.

Inspired by the greats including Carl Sagan, Stephen King and Michael Crichton, Richard E Rock garnered huge praise for his first novel, Deep Level, and Frenzy Island is only going to further add to his reputation as a horror writer of note.


“The boat hit shore at 09:27 EAT. We counted seven people on board, eight if you want to include the baby. Most of them didn’t survive more than ten minutes.”

Two sisters and a baby, shipwrecked refugees, wash up on a mysterious east African Island crawling with giant, blue-skinned savages.

They flee to an abandoned scientific facility where incredible and terrifying experiments have been taking place, experiments that could change the course of human history.

Meanwhile, the only person who can save them is a lowly monitoring station employee half a world away in Arizona – but the clock is ticking, and the universe is about to come calling.

The author says:

“Involving a diverse cast of characters and taking place against a backdrop of human experimentation gone wrong, UFO activity and alien possession, Frenzy Island delivers a thrilling cocktail of adventure, terror, excitement and tension.

“This is a sci-fi/horror novel with mass market appeal and was inspired by a series of bizarre, disturbing and brutal nightmares.

“I am passionate about representation in fiction and love creating diverse casts for my novels, something that my debut novel Deep Level was praised for.”

Published by Cranthorpe Millner Publishers, Frenzy Island (ISBN: 978-1-80378-069-6) is published on 25th October 2022 and is available in paperback (£8.99) and Kindle format. Cranthorpe Millner and online retail stores, Waterstones, WHSmith, Foyles and Amazon.

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