By Thomas Morrissey
Unholy homicide is simply the start of the ritual...
When Donovan Graham, newly-graduated occult student, is helping the NYPD examine a guy killed via scorpions in a midtown resort, he learns the area is way stranger and deadlier than his experiences ever recommended. proof forces his educational skepticism to offer strategy to astonished trust that historical evil exists, and the extra he investigates, the better it rises to overshadow the normality of his existence. Can he shop these he loves from its energy?
In a imperative Park overrun with insanity, a artful sociopath seeks to accomplish his darkest wishes via tearing aside the area. scuffling with him via dying and past, Donovan hazards his soul to benefit truth is versatile, or even the most unlikely could be had if a excessive sufficient rate is paid...
Faustus Resurrectus. Evil Is eternally. demise Isn't.
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I sense it as in my youth I sensed the tiger hidden in the tall grass. There is a nameless unrest throughout the kingdom. I am like a hunter who crouches by his small fire amid the forest, and hears stealthy feet padding in the darkness, and almost sees the glimmer of burning eyes. If I could but come to grips with something tangible, that I could cleave with my sword! I tell you, it’s not by chance that the Picts have of late so fiercely assailed the frontiers, so that the Bossonians have called for aid to beat them back.
Behind them a sardonic countenance was framed in the partly opened door; a pair of evil eyes glittered malevolently in the gloom. “Go into the night, creatures of the night,” a voice mocked. ” The speaker closed the door and bolted it, then turned and went up the corridor, candle in hand. He was a somber giant, whose dusky skin revealed his Stygian blood. He came into an inner chamber, where a tall, lean man in worn velvet lounged like a great lazy cat on a silken couch, sipping wine from a huge golden goblet.
Yesterday a kozak, today a king, tomorrow a thief. It is in that sense that the Conan stories are escapist literature: their appeal seems universal, transcending generations and cultures. ” What sets the Conan stories apart, however, is the distinct sensation that the thrill of adventure in these stories is but a mask, that it is in fact never really possible to forget the grim realities of the world. Conan’s Hyborian Age began with a cataclysm and ended with another cataclysm. Whatever the Hyborians – and Conan – can accomplish, has no meaning at all in the final analysis, and is eventually bound to destruction and oblivion.
Faustus Resurrectus by Thomas Morrissey