Rin Chupeco’s 2022 The Sacrifice is a stand-alone horror novel.
Although Alon is content to call the island of Kisapmata home, he is quite aware of its peculiarities. Some might call them a curse. Others see them as a consequence of hosting the Diwata, a living god.
Alon’s attachment to the island is unusual. Other Filipinos prefer to respect the island from a distance. Thus Alon alone is present to see the island invaded by entities potentially more horrific than that which calls the island home: