He did it – he knows it was him, just like he knows he isn’t crazy. Grimmond Scylent is haunted by the single act of what he did when he was just a little boy. 

But try as the now sixteen-year-old Grimmond may to escape his past, his bloody Boston secret still follows him a decade later with lucid manifestations of nightmares. Tormenting him whether he’s asleep or awake, when Grimmond witnesses one of them take form beneath a bridge and rip his oldest bully limb from limb, he’s warned that he is next. With the help of something he had forced himself to believe was only his insanity, Grimmond escapes from city jail and is ushered to a place he didn’t know existed: Stanchions Hollow in the mountains of New England.

There, Grimmond must struggle to fight against the otherworldly horrors that only they – the Nightmarists – can see. But he doesn’t at first guess why he’s unable to wield the weapons of the Nightmarists-in-training, or why his memories of that unspeakable childhood night in the graveyard are no longer adding up. Grimmond never suspects that his own actions were subject to a greater conspiracy, and that he may have the very thing his nightmares require to release the oldest fear upon the world. By the time Grimmond comes to grips with his eldritch reality and uncovers the truth, it might be too late – for him, Stanchions Hollow, and the rest of humanity. 

Genre: Y/A Fantasy/Horror

Number of Pages: 372 Pages

Date of Publication:  28/09/2021


The author of this book is A.B. Davis and ‘Nightmarist’ is his debut novel.

Rating: 4.5/5


October is a time where I always feel a bit more drawn to spooky reads so I started the month reading ‘Nightmarist’.  This book is full of magic, adventure, mystery and has so many twists and turns in the plot. The main character, Grimmond, was truly fascinating and I felt concerned and sympathetic towards him.  The way that his world is built and explained to us, especially how its surroundings are described are so vivid and horrifying. The end of the story left room for a sequel and I can’t wait to read more from this author.

The story is great for younger readers who would like to try reading a fantasy book as it is a great option to introduce the genre to the younger generation.  There are so many magical/fantasy elements that will keep you entertained all the way through the book. 

A great option for a spooky night time read. 

Thank you so much A.B. Davis for letting me read this amazing story.


Availability: The book is Available on Amazon.

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