By Norman Partridge
Winner of the 2006 Bram Stoker Award for lengthy Fiction and the foreign Horror Guild Award for lengthy Fiction.
A Midwestern city. you recognize its identify. You have been born there.
It's Halloween evening, 1963. each boy among the a while of 16 and nineteen has been locked up for the final 5 days. Now, ravenous and wild, they're hitting the streets armed with baseball bats, pitchforks, and two-by-fours studded with nails.
They're able to move nose-to-nose with a legend. He's the reaper that grows in a cornfield, the cruel trick with a middle made from treats, the butchering nightmare with a Jack O' Lantern face. He's the October Boy, and he visits your city each Halloween, able to run a gauntlet of younger males worried to carve his beating sweet center from his chest.
Mitch Crenshaw and his gang burn rubber in a highway rod with Gorgon headlights…. Pete McCormick's at the stream with a stolen .45… and a hunted lady is on the market, too, making her holiday at the one evening of the yr while no ideas follow. You're working with them, threading your individual course via possibility and moonlight, shadowing a sadistic cop and packs of brutal childrens who'll assault someone who will get of their approach. simply because this is often your city. you know its secrets and techniques, and also you desire a ringside seat at the evening all of it comes tumbling down.
"Probably the main fascinating and unique voice in horror literature to have seemed within the final decade."--Peter Straub
"A significant new talent."--Stephen King
"This is modern American writing at its finest."--_Publishers Weekly
"If you're trying to find a frightening Halloween story, with plenty of blood and gore--and candy--you've come to the fitting place."-- Rocky Mountain News
"Using a short, lean prose equivalent to the best Gold Medal-era fiction and, even as, as clean as a Quentin Tarantino movie, Partridge packs extra into this slender quantity than so much authors do in a bloated 600-page epic."--The Austin Chronicle
Read or Download Dark Harvest PDF
Similar horror books
Noctuary is the 3rd quantity of Thomas Ligotti's horror tales to seem in a revised, definitive variation from Subterranean Press. the 1st collections during this sequence, Songs of a lifeless Dreamer (2010; 1986; elevated version, 1989) and Grimscribe: His Lives and Works (2011; initially released 1991), at the moment are collector's goods.
Now with a brand new afterword through the number one big apple occasions BESTSELLING writer. .. And a brand-new package.
In the privateness of her own residence, and opposed to her will, Susan Harris will event an impossible act of terror. she is going to turn into the article of the last word computer's eating obsession: to benefit every little thing there's to grasp approximately human flesh.
NEW HORROR sequence FROM THE jogging lifeless writer ROBERT KIRKMAN! Kyle Barnes has been affected by demonic ownership all his lifestyles and now he wishes solutions. regrettably, what he uncovers alongside the best way may well result in the top of existence on the earth as we all know it. Collects OUTCAST by way of KIRKMAN & AZACETA #1-6.
The President of the U.S. vanishes from the White House.
A top-secret prototype stealth fighter is destroyed in the course of a try out flight. Witnesses at the flooring say that it was once shot down by means of a craft that instantly vanished at very unlikely speeds.
All over the realm experiences of UFOs are expanding at an alarming expense.
And in a distant fossil dig in China dinosaur hunters have discovered anything that's certainly now not of this earth. There are rumors of alien-human hybrids residing between us.
Joe Ledger and the dept of army Sciences rush headlong into the warmth of the world’s strangest and deadliest palms race, as the international race to recuperate and retro-engineer alien applied sciences has simply hit a snag. Someone—or something--wants that expertise again.
- Zippered Flesh: Tales of Body Enhancements Gone Bad!
- Diary of the Gone
- The Walking Dead 132
- Kill Switch: A Joe Ledger Novel
- Making Friday the 13th: The Legend of Camp Blood
- The Haunted Dolls' House: And Other Stories
Extra resources for Dark Harvest
This particular gazelle was six feet tall with deep brown skin and rich chestnut hair that fell to his ankles, thick and straight, held back only by a thin copper diadem. He was naked from the waist up except for the rich gold silk suspenders that graced his chest and caught the faint yellow pattern in the brown of his suit pants. He had two 9mm guns in the front of his pants, because no one could figure out how to get him in a shoulder holster, or how to strap on his armor, or his swords, without damaging his wings.
The trouble was that I couldn’t see what Cel, or anyone serving his interests, would gain from killing Beatrice. The reporter seemed accidental, just in the wrong place at the wrong time. “You’ve thought of something,” Rhys said. “Later,” I said, and let my eyes flick to the backs of the men just a foot away from us. ” “We should hide the body,” said one of the men at our backs. Amatheon’s hair, in its tight coppery red French braids, left his face bare, but nothing could leave it unadorned, for his eyes were layered petals of red, blue, yellow, and green, like some multicolored flower.
The sluagh were the least human of faerie. The nightmares that even the Unseelie fear. They are the only wild hunt that is left to us. The only frightening group that can hunt the fey, even the sidhe, until they are caught. Sometimes they kill, sometimes they only fetch you back for the queen. The sidhe fear the sluagh, and its threat was one of the reasons to fear the queen. I’d agreed to bed the King of the Sluagh to cement an alliance with them against my enemies. It was not widely known in the court that I had made the bargain.