Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations

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In DARK TALES OF LOST CIVILIZATIONS, you will unearth an anthology of twenty-five previously unpublished horror and speculative fiction stories, relating to aspects of civilizations that are crumbling, forgotten, rediscovered, or perhaps merely spoken about in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 are presented within this critically acclaimed anthology by the following authors.

“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

(with interior illustration by Ron Perovich)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949491067
Publisher: Dark Moon Books
Publication date: 08/27/2018
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Eric J. Guignard is a writer and editor of dark and speculative fiction, operating from the shadowy outskirts of Los Angeles. He's won the Bram Stoker Award, been a finalist for the International Thriller Writers Award, and a multi-nominee of the Pushcart Prize. His stories and non-fiction have appeared in over one hundred genre and literary publications. As editor, Eric's published six anthologies such as, THE FIVE SENSES OF HORROR, AFTER DEATH..., and A WORLD OF HORROR, a showcase of international horror short fiction. Read his short story collection, THAT WHICH GROWS WILD: 16 TALES OF DARK FICTION (Cemetery Dance Publications), his novella, BAGGAGE OF ETERNAL NIGHT (Journalstone), and watch for his first novel, CROSSBUCK 'BO, which is currently being shopped around. Outside the glamorous and jet-setting world of indie fiction, Eric's a technical writer and college professor, and he stumbles home each day to a wife, children, cats, and a terrarium filled with mischievous beetles. Visit Eric at: www.ericjguignard.com, his blog: ericjguignard.blogspot.com, or Twitter: @ericjguignard.

Table of Contents

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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