Strange Shapes hiding in the shadows cast by the moonlight. Eerie noises drifting out of the forest and rising into the night. The sound of inhuman footsteps approaching from somewhere in the darkness. A pair of gleaming eyes peering in through your window at midnight.
This is the nightmarish, haunted world you will enter in this new collection of 17 tales - including six never before published - by Stephen Mark Rainey, long time editor of Deathrealm magazine and author of such acclaimed works as Balak, The Lebo Coven, Blue Devil Island, The Last Trumpet, and Other Gods. Enter willingly...and prepare yourself for a chilling journey through some of the most frightening literary landscapes you have ever experienced.
Table of Contents
The Gaki The Ghost Lens Terror From The Middle Island Black Tom Iron Heart The Forgiven Festival of the Jackel (off Broadway) A Tale of the Terrible Dead Abroyel Megan Demon Jar The Spiders of Galley Cover Free Sample This Old House Sarcophagus Field Dressing Misfits -Or- A New Arrival at Paradise Lost
"Stephen Mark Rainey has one those slow voices that slides up from deep inside and lulls his readers into a false sense of security, just before coiling his words around them and stealing their breath." - David Niall Wilson, Macabre, Ink; author of Deep Blue, The Mote in Andrea's Eye, and others
"The sheer variety of settings and Rainey's remarkable command of appropriate styles of and voices deserves amazed respect. The flat-out monster story, the ooze-slime-blob invasion, and others rise with new and eerie life from Dr. Rainey's lab table." - Robert M. Price; editor of Crypt of Cthulhu magazine, Chaosium's "Cthulhu Cycle" line of anthologies, and more"
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