Banquet for the Damned by Adam L. G. Nevill

By Adam L. G. Nevill

Few believed Professor Coldwell was once in contact with an unseen world—that he may possibly commune with spirits. yet in Scotland's oldest collage city whatever has handed from darkness into mild. Now, the younger are being haunted through evening terrors and those that are visited disappear. this is often on no account a spot for outsiders, specifically at evening. So what likelihood do a rootless musician and burned out explorer have of surviving their entanglement with an ageless supernatural evil and the ruthless cult that worships it? This chilling occult mystery is either an homage to the good age of British ghost tales and a pacy glossy story of diabolism and witchcraft.

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She advanced into the room, and thrust the flowers into the vase. It had once belonged to her Uncle Clem, whose funeral, or reburial, at the end of the war she remembered quite well: the gun carriage arriving at the country churchyard, the coffin draped in the regimental flag, the raised swords, the bugle at the graveside, and, most memorably for a five-year-old, her father weeping. Clem was his only sibling. The story of how he had come by the vase was told in one of the last letters the young lieutenant wrote home.

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