Horror Review: Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie

Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie 
Published May 20th 2014 by Permuted Press


From an acclaimed horror writer, a chilling tale of blood-hungry children who rise from the dead in this innovative spin on apocalyptic vampire fiction.

Suffer the Children presents a terrifying tale of apocalyptic fiction, as readers are introduced to Herod's Syndrome, a devastating illness that suddenly and swiftly kills all young children across the globe. Soon, they return from the grave…and ask for blood. And with blood, they stop being dead. They continue to remain the children they once were...but only for a short time, as they need more blood to live. The average human body holds ten pints of blood, so the inevitable question for parents everywhere becomes: How far would you go to bring your child back?


Thank you Permutted Press for giving me a chance to read this great book.

When the Herod disease takes over the world, parents fight to give their children life by all means necessary. One of the best books I read this year.

The book follows several families -a husband and wife and their two children, a single mom with a son, and a pediatrician. Children need blood to stay alive, but a pint gets only them an hour so blood, and becomes limited. People are starting to look like junkies.

This novel is a master idea of vampires meets Children of the Corn. If you want some page turning greatness then get your quiver on with "Suffer the Children".

(as posted by Donald on Goodreads)


  1. I really liked this one too - and the ending - so appropriate!

    Tanya Patrice


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