Silas Flood is a broken man in a broken country. Nine years have passed since the end of the American Civil War and Flood is helpless to escape its shadow. In the summer of 1874, he is dispatched to the mountain village of Moriah, Vermont to investigate sensational claims of supernatural happenings. There the brothers Thaddeus and Ambrose Lynch are said to converse with spirits and summon the dead. As Flood investigates the true nature of these phenomena, and the difference between the hauntings of the living and the dead, he must first come to terms with his own past and with the hold it has upon him--before he can behold the mysteries of the other side. Daniel Mills is the author of Revenants: A Dream of New England (Chomu Press, 2011) and The Lord Came at Twilight (Dark Renaissance books, 2014). His short fiction has appeared in various magazines and anthologies including Black Static, Shadows & Tall Trees, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, and The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror. He lives in Vermont.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 153 x 229 x 17.78mm | 204.12g
- 23 May 2017
- Chizine Publications
- Toronto, Canada
Praise for Revenants: "Stunning... Otherworldly fiction from a promising new talent. -- Booklist (starred review). A Booklist top 10 historical fiction title, 2011. "A powerful and compelling novel of colonial America, one which has about it the feel of the genuinely weird and mysterious... Daniel Mills is a writer to watch" -- Black Static Praise for the Lord Came at Twilight: "Mills has a poetic and visionary style of his own, capable of uncovering the beauty in horror and the horror in beauty... The Lord Came at Twilight is a significant and sophisticated contribution to modern weird fiction." -- Reggie Oliver "Though these stories bear the influence of Hawthorne, Lovecraft, and Palliser, the numinous dread that fills them is his alone. Mills recalls to us America's own Dark Wood, and it is lovely to behold." -- Nathan Ballingrud "These stories inhabit the modes of the past as a means to approaching a profound darkness, one physical and metaphysical. A pleasure to read, Daniel Mills's fiction would draw approving nods from any of the austere presences in whose literary footsteps he is following." -- John Langan "The Lord Came at Twilight is silk-smooth and as dark as the shaft of an off boarded-over mine. Mills takes us to that place and drops us in. He's kind enough to flash the lamp light down upon us now and again, so we can glimpse the claw-marks on rock, the bones, the moving shadows...A terrifically affecting collection." -- Laird Barron "If you like your horror well written, haunting and resonant, look no further: Daniel Mills is your Man!" -- Rue Morgue Magazine
About Daniel Mills
Daniel Mills: Daniel Mills is the author of Revenants: A Dream of New England (Chomu Press, 2011) and The Lord Came at Twilight (Dark Renaissance books, 2014). His short fiction has appeared in various magazines and anthologies including Black Static, Shadows & Tall Trees, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, and The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror. He lives in Vermont.