Introduction by Mike Carey. Cover art by Vincent Chong.
Fear of the dark. It’s one of the most common phobias, especially when we’re growing up. For teenager Lee Masterton, his deepest childhood fears are about to become a reality – because not only will he discover that the things living in the darkness are real, he will also find himself in the middle of a war between them and the forces of light. Set against the normal, everyday backdrop of a council estate, the future of humanity will be decided by the outcome of these events.
As Lee’s family and his friends are threatened, he must face up to and conquer his terrors. Because Lee has a very special destiny, and his fate and that of the world’s is soon to be dangerously linked...
From the imagination of award-winning author Paul Kane (Touching the Flame, The Lazarus Condition, The Hellraiser Films And Their Legacy, Arrowhead, RED) comes a short novel that will make you re-evaluate both the darkness and the light. And everything in-between. Unique in its perspective, by the time you have read this powerful tale you will no longer be the same.
Are you afraid of the dark? No? You will be.
‘Paul Kane knows how to make you want to avoid the shadows and the cracks in the pavement.’ Mike Carey – Bestselling author of Lucifer, X-Men, and the Felix Castor novels
‘Definitely a name to watch out for in the future of British Horror fiction.’ Graham Joyce – Bestselling author of The Facts of Life and The Limits of Enchantment
‘Paul Kane’s fiction shows intelligence and imagination – he’s a writer who’s going places, and I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next!’ Sarah Langan – Bestselling and Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Keeper and Virus/The Missing
‘I’m impressed by the range of Paul Kane’s imagination. It seems there is no risk, no high-stakes gamble, he fears to take…Kane’s foot never gets even close to the brake pedal.’ Peter Straub – Bestselling author of Ghost Story, Mr X, Lost Boy Lost Girl and In the Night Room
Paul Kane is the award-winning, bestselling author and editor of over fifty books – including the Arrowhead trilogy (gathered together in the sellout Hooded Man omnibus, revolving around a post-apocalyptic version of Robin Hood), The Butterfly Man and Other Stories, Hellbound Hearts and The Mammoth Book of Body Horror. His non-fiction books include The Hellraiser Films and Their Legacy and Voices in the Dark, and his genre journalism has appeared in the likes of SFX, Rue Morgue and DeathRay. He has been a Guest at Alt.Fiction five times, was a Guest at the first SFX Weekender, at Thought Bubble in 2011, Derbyshire Literary Festival and Off the Shelf in 2012, Monster Mash and Event Horizon in 2013, and Edge-Lit in 2014, ... (more)