Usher's PassingRobert R. McCammon
"You can't turn your back on the Usher heritage, no matter how hard you try..."
In Edgar Allan Poe's classic tale of the dark powers of madness and evil, Roderick Usher and his sister Madeline perished. But supposing there had been another brother to carry the hideous legacy into the future...
Walen Usher is slowly dying. Deformed, grotesque, reeking of decay, he summons his three children to the vast North Carolina estate wherein successive generations have concealed a secret so diabolic that it drove Roderick to insanity.
As Rix Usher waits to see who will inherit Usher Armaments, he begins to delve into the family archives, uncovering a horrifying history of madness, murder, and sudden death. At the same time, the insidious evil that for over a century has shaped the Ushers' destiny prepares to unleash its most devastating onslaught against an unsuspecting world.
In the haunted heart of Usherland - in the Devil's sanctuary - Rix Usher must face both who he is - and what he is...
Robert R. McCammon (born 1952) is an American novelist from Birmingham, Alabama. His parents are Jack, a musician, and Barbara Bundy McCammon. After his parents' divorce, McCammon lived with his grandparents in Birmingham. He received a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Alabama in 1974. McCammon currently resides in Birmingham, and is married to Sally Sanders. The two have a daughter, Skye. McCammon retired from publishing in the late 1990s, but returned to publish Speaks the Nightbird, the first book in the Matthew Corbett series. As of 2008[update], his plans are to continue with the series.
Robert R. McCammon now refuses to let his first four novels be republished because while he does not dislike the books, he