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Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations

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Darkness exists everywhere, and in no place greater than those where spirits and curses still reside. Tread not lightly on ancient lands that have been discovered by this collection of intrepid authors.

In DARK TALES OF LOST CIVILIZ-ATIONS, you will unearth an anthology of twenty-five previously unpublished horror and speculative fiction stories, relating to aspects of civilizations that are crumbling, forgotten, rediscovered, or perhaps merely spoken about in great and fearful whispers.

What is it that lures explorers to distant lands where none have returned? Where is Genghis Khan buried? What happened to Atlantis? Who will displace mankind on Earth? What laments have the Witches of Oz?

Answers to these mysteries and other tales of of archaeologists and scientists, treasure hunters, tragic royalty, and ghosts ,are presented within this critically acclaimed anthology.

Including stories by: Joe R. Lansdale, David Tallerman, Jonathan Vos Post, Jamie Lackey, Aaron J. French, and twenty exceptional others.
   

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Available in hardback (dust jacket)
ISBN-13: 978-1-949491-06-7

Available in paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0-9834335-9-0

Available in e-book
ISBN-13: 978-0-9988275-4-4

First edition published March, 2012

 

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PRAISE
     
  The stories range from mildly disturbing to downright terrifying . . . Most are written in a conservative, suggestive style, relying on the reader’s own imagination to take the plunge from speculation to horror.   Monster Librarian Reviews  
     
 
 
  Several of these stories made it on to my best of the year shortlist, and the book itself is now on the best anthologies of the year shortlist.   British Fantasy Society  
     
 
 
  Mr. Guignard does an astonishing job of expanding the apparent range of his title into a varied and colorful collection . . . Almost any story in this anthology is worth the price of purchase. The entire collection is a delight.   Black Gate Magazine  
     
CONTENTS INCLUDE:
     
 

• Introduction by Eric J. Guignard
• Angel of Destruction by Cynthia D. Witherspoon
• The Door Beyond the Water by David Tallerman
• To Run a Stick Through a Fish by Mark Lee Pearson
• Quivira by Jackson Kuhl
• Directions by Michael G. Cornelius
• Quetzalcoatl's Conquistador by Jamie Lackey
• Königreich der Sorge (Kingdom of Sorrow) by C. Deskin Rink
• Gestures of Faith by Fadzlishah Johanabas
• Bare Bones by Curtis James McConnell
• British Guiana, 1853 by Folly Blaine
• The Nightmare Orchestra by Chelsea Armstrong
• The Funeral Procession by Jay R. Thurston

 

• Requiem by Jason Andrew
• Gilgamesh and the by Mountain by Bruce L. Priddy
• Buried Treasure by Rob Rosen
• The Small, Black God by Caw Miller
• In Eden by Cherstin Holtzman
• We Are Not the Favored Children by Matthew Borgard
• Rebirth in Dreams by A.J. French
• Whale of a Time by Gitte Christensen
• Sins of our Fathers by Wendra Chambers
• The Talisman of Hatra by Andrew S. Williams
• Sumeria to the Stars by Jonathan Vos Post
• The Tall Grass by Joe R. Lansdale
• The Island Trovar by JC Hemphill

 
     
 
 
     
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