Andersonville by Edward M. Erdelac


Readers of Stephen King and Joe Hill will devour this bold, terrifying new novel from Edward M. Erdelac. A mysterious man posing as a Union soldier risks everything to enter the Civil War’s deadliest prison—only to find a horror beyond human reckoning.   Georgia, 1864. Camp Sumter, aka Andersonville, has earned a reputation as an open sewer of sadistic cruelty and terror where death may come at any minute. But as the Union prisoners of wa...

Details Andersonville

Release DateAug 18th, 2015
GenreHorror, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, Fiction, Supernatural

Reviews Andersonville

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Barclay Lourdes is a black man with a big secret. He is headed south on a train and another black man dies and he steps into his identity. Ending up in Andersonville Prison. Andersonville is also known in the history books as Camp Sumter. A prison camp in Georgia for Yankee soldiers there have been rumors getting out about just how bad this prison is. It's much, much worse. I have a pretty strong stomach and a few times reading this book I got ...
  • RedemptionDenied
    Before I started reading this book, I figured it would be a good idea to have a history check: as the book intergrates history with supernatural elements. But now I'm thinking I should have left it to my imagination -after seeing some of the photos of survivors of Camp Sumter; the condition they were in, and the trenches where the corpses were buried; then reading about the statistics of the Union Soldiers that died there.Barclay Lourdes, a black...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    I'm not familiar with the Andersonville prison since I'm not American, so I "enjoyed" getting a history lesson with a paranormal twist. It was truly awful how the people were treated there and making it a battle between good and evil was a very interesting plot. In real life it was just ordinary people acting like demons, here we actually have real demons. Barclay Lourdes is a great main character, in the beginning, you really don't know what he ...
  • Jon Recluse
    Camp Sumter.....the worst prisoner of war camp in the history of the Civil War. A festering hellhole that broke men...body, mind and soul. A place where the evils men do are the key to unleashing an evil long forgotten. One that lies uneasy,beneath the blood soaked earth. An evil that a single brave soul must face...among many others, when he sets foot in the asylum that is Andersonville.Blending true, historical horrors with the supernatural, al...
  • Frank Errington
    5 of 5 Stars Review copyEdward M. Erdelac is a member of the Horror Writers Association and the author of six novels (including the weird western series Merkbah Rider) and several short stories. He is also an independent filmmaker, an award winning screenwriter, and sometimes Star Wars contributor. Born in Indiana, educated in Chicago, he resides in the Los Angeles area with his wife,children, and cats.In Andersonville, Erdelac has taken the stor...
  • 11811 (Eleven)
    This was some dark material. If you’re familiar with the notorious Civil War prison, you know that everything about that place screams horror. A supernatural element is unnecessary to convey exactly how horrific it was. The author adds a supernatural element anyway and really manages to add to the evil of the prison without making it silly or taking away from the real life atrocities. He makes the evil itself more tangible but doesn’t do anyt...
  • Michael Hicks
    The Confederate-run Andersonville prison was a notorious display of horrors during the Civil War. Union soldiers that were captured and interred there were starved, beaten, subjected to harsh labor duties under the hot Georgia sun, and infected with lice and disease. A line of wooden rails ran across the prison, feet away from the stockade walls, and if the prisoners set so much as a hair over that dead line, they were shot by Confederate sentrie...
  • Deacon D.
    Some of the most horrifying stories born of the American Civil War took place at Camp Sumter, the Confederate military prison in Andersonville, Georgia. Prisoners there were forced to deal with incredibly crowded conditions which led to polluted water, rampant disease, and starvation, not to mention the brutal treatment of their captors and even a band of "Raiders", prisoners who preyed upon their fellow inmates.In ANDERSONVILLE, Edward M. Erdela...
  • Violet
    This book more than earns a five-star rating. Well developed characters that will keep you interested in their story and following what happens to them. A prison camp during the Civil War that turns out to be more sinister and evil than ever expected. Brilliant writing by the author. I highly recommend this book, it will certainly keep you interested from the very start. Looking forward to reading more from this author.
  • Kathleen Minde
    During the Civil War, Andersonville Prison in Confederate Georgia was notorious for it’s horrific and inhumane conditions. In a four-month period the prison population ballooned from just over 7,000 prisoners to an unbelievable 31,000 Union soldiers. Short on food rations, water, medicine and housing, prisoners died by the thousands of malnutrition and disease. Just the facts alone concerning Andersonville make for an unimaginable horror story....
  • John Wood
    The author adds another level of horror to Andersonville, the infamous hellhole, Confederate prison in the American Civil War, by having the officials of the camp possessed by evil beings, including the notorious Captain Wirz, the camp commander. The evil spirits promise an end to the Civil War but when you're dealing with this type of nastiness, all mankind could be in danger! The author creates a very interesting story, including a group of tou...
  • Darren Dilnott
    Powerful supernatural civil war tale.Beautifully written, with incredibly solid characters. Horrifying, and brutal as you'd expect. Not my usual type of read, but it was good fortune to have discovered and enjoyed it.
  • Victor Gentile
    Edward M. Erdelac in his new book, “Andersonville” published by Hydra introduces us to Barclay Lourdes.From the back cover: Readers of Stephen King and Joe Hill will devour this bold, terrifying new novel from Edward M. Erdelac. A mysterious man posing as a Union soldier risks everything to enter the Civil War’s deadliest prison—only to find a horror beyond human reckoning.Georgia, 1864. Camp Sumter, aka Andersonville, has earned a reputa...
  • Sharon
    Read as part of the TLC Book Tour Aug/Sept 2015We are introduced to our protagonist Barclay Lourdes as he leaps onto a moving train transporting Union soldiers to the Confederate's prison camp, Camp Sumpter. He assumes the identity of a dead soldier and partners up with fellow prisoner Charlie. Together they attempt to find their place within the camp, quickly adapting to their environment in order to survive in their brutal surroundings where no...
  • Alysa H.
    A gory horror tale whose strength lies mostly in its depictions of the real-world conditions at Andersonville Prison during the American Civil War.Like one of those WWII movies that makes a group of Nazis even more evil by turning them into zombies or vampires, this book initially seems like it'll take some Confederate prison guards and leaders and make them demonic. But to its credit, the book doesn't try to make generalizations about all southe...
  • David
    A unique horror historical novel with a strong protagonist. I'm going to read more by Erdelac.
  • Karen
    Giveaway for Andersonville going on now! This book is really scary. I should just leave it at that, but I know you want me to elaborate.Andersonville was a real place. During the Civil War the south had a camp where they kept their POWs. The south was losing and barely had enough money to provide for their own troops, so this camp had no budget. Camp Sumter, aka Andersonville, was the worst place to be for a union soldier, much less a black one. ...
  • Scott
    Edward Erdelac certainly did his research on the Andersonville prison camp for his new novel. The vivid descriptions of the conditions at this Civil War detention center rival any otherworldly horrors that could be imagined, largely because they are based in facts.Despite the factual background this is not a nonfiction work, rather more of an alternate history of the reasons behind the amount of human suffering concentrated in these 26 acres. Bar...
  •  Reading Reindeer
    REVIEW: ANDERSONVILLE by Edward M. ErdelacANDERSONVILLE is intense, compelling, exceptional, outstanding, and a definite BEST OF 2015! [It's also not your father's Civil War history--with apologies to MacKinlay Kantor.] If you're looking for an inside view of the horrors of Camp Sumter [Andersonville], you'll find it here--along with references to Libby Prison and Camp Thunder (both in Richmond). If you want to examine man's I humanity to man, yo...
  • Rob Bockman
    Ridiculous Weird Fiction accounting of strange doings at a Confederate prison camp. Ham-handed references to real-life people, clunky dialogue, vaguely disrespectful conceit--reasonably propulsive, though, and cinematic and creative.
  • Ryan Lawler
    Ed knocked this story out of the park. more words once I've dwelled a little on what Ive just read. In short, Andersonville is one of the best books ive read this year
  • Jan
    Voodoo + "Christian" magic collaborate to stop a fallen angel from erasing humanity from the face of the earth. The setting is Andersonville prison in Georgia during the Civil War. In the book, the prison is built over the site where a sun worshiping Indian tribe killed everyone in a tribe that worshiped a blood-sucking monster. The sun-worshipers used the blood of the slain to trap the monster underground. The fallen angel is using the misery, s...
  • Tina
    As if the infamous prisoner-of-war camp Andersonville wasn't horrific enough, author Edward Erdelac has added another layer of misery with a supernatural twist in this Civil War-era novel.In real life, Andersonville was a true nightmare for those forced to live in its squalor. Starved, beaten, forced to work in the brutal Georgia weather, inmates fought disease, unattended injury, filth, lack of shelter or water, parasites and each other for surv...
  • Ian M. Walker
    An unexpected delight. This wasn't exactly my usual fare but I'm very glad I gave it a try.The characters are well written and one quickly feels for them. What really struck me, however was the author's ability to not only transport us to the American Civil War but to make us feel as though we were inhabiting that dreadful stockade with the unfortunate prisoners.There are a few surprises and the supernatural twist take a while to build. I did fee...
  • Kathleen Watson
    Interesting if a touch over doneI wasn't always a fan of the writing. There's too much narrative and the author was determined to share every scrap of research and back story. The writing is a bit stuffy at times but the story is good. The characters are well thought out, the plot is intriguing and the end both what you expected and not what you expected. Worth the time to read.
  • Ghislaine
    If you like a little horror in your history, this one's for you. Set in the infamous Andersonville prison camp during the American Civil War, this book proposes that it was more than just human indifference that caused the starvation and endless suffering of the camp's residents. It's a little long for what it is but I couldn't put it down.
  • Lindatap
    What a DisappointmentI was hoping to read the "real" Andersonville and got this nonsensical book instead. Adding unbelievable voodoo and witchcraft to a serious topic is a disservice to the original work.
  • Tracy
    Couldn't get all the way through it.
  • Annette Murray
    Pretty nasty, gory stuff including a little voodoo - all smack in the middle of a prisoner of war camp during the civil war that sits on a evil site. That's about the best I can explain it.