Usher's Passing - Robert 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...

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Release date: 1984
Genres: horror
Updated: September 07, 2010