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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In DARK TALES OF LOST CIVILIZ-ATIONS, you will unearth an anthology of twenty-five previously unpublished horror and speculative fiction stories, relating to aspects of civilizations that are crumbling, forgotten, rediscovered, or perhaps merely spoken about in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 paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0-9834335-9-0

and e-book
ISBN-13: 978-0-9988275-4-4

First edition published March, 2012




  “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  

Full 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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