The Gathering Dark

The Gathering Dark : An Anthology of Folk Horror

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A cemetery full of the restless dead. A town so wicked it has already burned twice, with the breath of the third fire looming. A rural, isolated bridge with a terrifying monster waiting for the completion of its summoning ritual. A lake that allows the drowned to return, though they have been changed by the claws of death. These are the shadowed, liminal spaces where the curses and monsters lurk, refusing to be forgotten.

Hauntings, and a variety of horrifying secrets, lurk in the places we once called home. Written by New York Times bestselling, and other critically acclaimed, authors these stories shed a harsh light on the scariest tales we grew up with.
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Product details

  • 12-15
  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 135 x 208 x 25.91mm | 300g
  • Page Street Kids
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1645676226
  • 9781645676225
  • 20,949

Review quote

"Tapping into timeless fears such as ghosts and monsters, and interweaving overarching themes of friendship and love, this unique and delightfully creepy anthology delivers scares while inviting contemplation." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Ominous, moody, and fiercely original, this anthology provides a delightful introduction to horror and an irresistible diversion for existing genre fans [...] Perfectly creepy." -Kirkus Reviews

"[A] thrilling ride [...] Hand this book to fans of 'good for her' horror movies like The Witch and listeners of horror anthology podcasts such as Old Gods of Appalachia and The Magnus Archives." --School Library Journal

"[A] haunting assortment of tales [...] that dishes out chills and simultaneously explores the pressures and heightened emotions of adolescence." --Booklist

"For teens who grew up reading Alvin Schwartz's iconic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, The Gathering Dark will be the perfect shivery autumnal read." --BookPage
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About Erica Waters

Tori Bovalino, is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and lives in London. She is currently a student in Royal Holloway's Creative writing and practice-based PhD program. Her debut novel, The Devil Makes Three, is forthcoming from Page Street Kids with a follow-up novel, Not Good for Maidens, releasing in 2022. Tori was an associate editor for Profane Journal and The Shanghai Literary Magazine and read for Typehouse Magazine.
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