Reprisal (novel)

Infobox Book |
name = Reprisal

image_caption =
author = F. Paul Wilson
illustrator = John and Laura Lakey
country = United States
language = English
series = The Adversary Cycle
genre = Horror novel
publisher = Dark Harvest
release_date = July 1991
media_type = Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
pages = 332 pp (Trade Hardcover 1st Edition)
isbn = ISBN 0-913165-59-X (Trade Hardcover Edition)
preceded_by = Reborn
followed_by = Nightworld

"Reprisal" is the fifth volume in a series of six novels known as The Adversary Cycle written by American author F. Paul Wilson. First published in July 1991 by Dark Harvest.

Plot Summary

This penultimate sequel to THE KEEP sets the stage for the final showdown between the forces of Darkness and Light which takes place in the novel NIGHTWORLD. Most of the action in this book is patently unnecessary to the further development of the overarching plot of The Adversary Series and its chief legitimate purpose is to function as a chronological segue between its predecessor, REBORN, and its successor mentioned above.

Most of the action takes place at the time the author penned the novel circa 1988 but, ironically, the most critical passages chronicling Rasalom's growth from infant to enfant terrible are extremely brief and offered up almost as throwaway interludes designed to allow the reader a brief respite from the adult Rasalom's gratuitous machinations and manipulations and assorted murderous mayhem prior to the cliffhanger ending in which he dashes off to begin his final transformation into the most fearsome creature of unrelenting evil ever to walk the Earth.

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