Mordred, Bastard Son: Book One of The Chronicles of Mordred

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I was born during the fires of Beltane. My mother was called the Witch-Queen and my father, Arthur, King of the Britons. From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg comes a spellbinding novel of Arthurian fantasy. Conceived in violence, born of royalty, and raised in exile, Mordred grows to manhood torn between his powerful mother’s desire for revenge, his own conflicted feelings toward the father who betrayed him, and his passionate coming of age into first love with one of the greatest knights of Camelot. 

This novel was 360 pages in its first hardcover print run. This is the first book ofThe Chronicles of Mordred series. Book Two will be released in late 2017/early 2018. 

Reviews of Mordred, Bastard Son 

*Starred Review* “Riveting…Clegg puts an inspired wrinkle in the hoary tale of Arthur and the grail by casting Arthur’s kindred enemy, Mordred, as a gay man. An injured stranger in a cloak and odd, paganish mask, is captured and held in a monastery, igniting wild speculation among the locals, who believe him a notorious traitor. And so he is. He is Mordred, the bastard son of Arthur Pendragon and his half sister, the witch-queen Morgan Le Fay, and he now awaits trial for murder and treason…How excellent.” – Booklist

Mordred, Bastard Son by Douglas Clegg – Arthurian fantasy, historical fantasy, legend“Douglas Clegg’s stunning Mordred, Bastard Son will inspire and refresh…” – Michael Rowe, Advocate Magazine

“Clegg (The Priest of Blood) maintains a nice balance between the human and mythic dimensions of his characters, portraying the familiar elements of their story from refreshingly original angles.” – Publishers Weekly

“Well-crafted. Written in lyrical prose with colorful characters and historical depth. Lovers of both history and fantasy will discover…an enchanting read.” – Edge Boston

“Clegg beautifully skewers the Arthurian legends, weaving a compelling story, single-handedly reinventing Mordred’s sexuality. He is no longer the betrayer of Arthur, the knight Lancelot, and Guinevere, Queen of the Britons; he is now the seductive and passionate hero, a lover of men given the almost insurmountable task of finding the cauldron of rebirth…” – Michael Leonard, Curled Up with a Good Book Blog

“…Magic—true magic that really works—takes center stage in…Mordred, Bastard Son…a refreshing return to the myth and magic of the legends…Clegg’s approach recalls Sir Thomas Mallory, Chrétien de Troyes, and even Edmund Spenser at times; his setting is never made temporally explicit but rather melds Celtic, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, and high medieval British elements.” – Strange Horizons

Discover Douglas Clegg's fiction: 

Lights Out 
Neverland 
The Children’s Hour 
The Halloween Man 
You Come When I Call You 
The Hour Before Dark 
Nightmare House 
Mischief 
The Infinite 
The Abandoned 
Isis 
The Necromancer 
Goat Dance 
Breeder 
Afterlife 
Purity 
Dark of the Eye 
The Words 
Wild Things 
Bad Karma 
Red Angel 
Night Cage 
Naomi 
The Nightmare Chronicles 
The Attraction 
Night Asylum 
The Priest of Blood 
The Lady of Serpents 
The Queen of Wolves 
Dinner with the Cannibal Sisters 
Mordred, Bastard Son

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About the author

 Douglas Clegg is the New York Times bestselling & award-winning author of more than 30 books, including The Priest of Blood, The Hour Before Dark, and Neverland.  He is married and lives near the New England coast while working on his upcoming book.

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Alkemara Press
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Oct 1, 2017
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Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
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Fiction / Gay
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Douglas Clegg
‘Tis the Season for Horror! Get three spine-tingling classics of supernatural horror in one from New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg. Includes The Halloween Man, The Nightmare Chronicles & The Words. Dean Koontz says, “Clegg’s stories can chill the spine so effectively the reader should keep paramedics on standby!” And bestselling author John Saul says, “Clegg delivers!”

And what does Douglas Clegg deliver? Dark supernatural novels and stories that are perfect for an October night, no matter the time of year. For fans of Stephen King, Guillermo del Toro and Joe Hill.

Praise for The Halloween Man:
“Combining both the quiet horror of a Charles Grant with the all-out spectacles of a Stephen King, Clegg’s storytelling has never been better. The Halloween Man is a brilliant novel, up there with the best of Straub, King, and Koontz, and one of the most original tales of terror to come along in quite a while.” – Edward Lee, bestselling horror novelist.

About The Nightmare Chronicles:
This Bram Stoker Award-winning and International Horror Guild Award-winning short story collection contains 13 tales of disturbing horror and twisted psychological suspense.

Contains the short stories “Underworld,” “O Rare and Most Esquisite,” “The Rendering Man,” “The Fruit of Her Womb,” “The Hurting Season,” “Chosen,” “The Night Before Alec Got Married,” “Only Connect,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Damned If You Do,” “The Ripening Sweetness of Late Afternoon,” and the acclaimed novelettes, “White Chapel” and “I Am Infinite, I Contain Multitudes.”

“Douglas Clegg pulls out the stops of terror!” – Publisher’s Weekly

About The Words
The Words is a supernatural horror novella of friendship, terror, gods & monsters. When teenager Mark befriends outsider Dash, he believes his new friend to be an outcast rebel. But a dark mystery unfolds as Dash leads Mark into dangerous games and rituals involving stories of the occult and a strange drug that allows Dash to see into another world – a world of unspeakable horror.
Douglas Clegg
Once you step inside, Harrow will never let you go. From New York Times bestselling and award-winning novelist Douglas Clegg, Harrow: Three Novels collects the first three full-length novels of the Harrow Series in one box set. The macabre mansion called Harrow has a history of the occult and supernatural...it’s a bad place of infinite hauntings and hungry ghosts – and terror awaits those who unlock its doors.

BOOK 1: NIGHTMARE HOUSE
A quiet but chilling gothic dark fantasy of the most haunted house in the world. The house called Harrow has an ancient soul. When Ethan Gravesend claims his inheritance in Watch Point, he unlocks long-buried secrets of the notorious mansion — and awakens the hungry spirits...Psychic manifestations, poltergeist activity, hallucinations, and other residue of terror have all been documented in Harrow.

BOOK 2: MISCHIEF
In Mischief, the horror of Harrow is reborn — as Harrow Academy, a private school for boys. A dark fraternity exists within Harrow — and it wants new blood in this coming of age dark supernatural novel. The mansion overlooks the Hudson River, just outside the town of Watch Point, New York. And Jim Hook, should never have come to Harrow Academy...because he may be the new key to unlocking the terrors of the house.

BOOK 3: THE INFINITE
A small band of psychics and psychic investigators converge on Harrow — the most haunted house in the world — to find the key to its infinite hauntings in this supernatural thriller. But will they, themselves, fall victim to the house’s deadly charm?

The first three novels of the Harrow Haunting Series, gathered together for the first time in this special collection for ebook.

Note: Other Harrow books (The Abandoned, and the prequel novellas The Necromancer and Isis) are not included in this box set.

“Douglas Clegg is a weaver of nightmares!”
– Robert R. McCammon
author of Usher’s Passing and Swan Song.

Don’t Miss These Box Sets from Douglas Clegg:

Bad Places (Three Full-Length Novels of Horror)
Coming of Age (Three Dark Short Novels)
Criminally Insane (Books 1-3)
Dark Rooms (Three Full-Length Novels of Horror)
Halloween Chillers (Three Book Box Set)
Harrow: Three Novels (Books 1-3)
Harrow: Four Novels (Books 1-4)
Lights Out (Three Collections in One)
Night Towns (Three Full-Length Novels of Horror)
The Vampyricon (The Complete Trilogy)


Douglas Clegg

Towns of darkness, three chilling novels from “one of horror’s brightest lights.”* A specially-priced three-book box set of Douglas Clegg’s chilling full-length supernatural horror classics, The Children’s Hour, You Come When I Call You, and Goat Dance. More than 1300 pages, if in print!

*Publishers Weekly

The Children’s Hour: In this gripping supernatural thriller of horror and suspense from Bram Stoker Award-winning author Douglas Clegg – something is terribly wrong with the children of Colony, West Virginia. Innocent though they seem, these kids come out at night – to hunt.

You Come When I Call You: A heart-pounding supernatural epic. A high desert town has turned toxic after twenty years of nightmares. Now, a woman in Los Angeles believes her visions and memories are signs of insanity; a man named Peter Chandler follows a teenager into a house of darkness; in New York City, a cab driver begins to see a demon-haunted world all around him — while he’s driving...

Goat Dance: A novel of heart-pounding suspense and supernatural horror. What secrets lie within the ancient place known as the Goat Dance? Nightmarish forces lurk in the mountains of Virginia. People who were long-dead return in nightmares – and a small town must face its terrifying past as a possessed child threatens to unleash an unspeakable horror.

Three novels of supernatural horror set in towns that dread sundown from the author whose fiction, according to Dean Koontz, “can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby!”

Don’t miss Douglas Clegg’s other books of horror, suspense and dark fantasy:

Stand-Alone Novels
Afterlife
Breeder
The Children’s Hour
Dark of the Eye
Goat Dance
The Halloween Man
The Hour Before Dark
Mr. Darkness
Naomi
Neverland
You Come When I Call You

The Harrow Series:
Nightmare House
Mischief
The Infinite
The Abandoned
Isis (prequel novella)
The Necromancer (prequel novella)

The Criminally Insane Series:
Bad Karma
Red Angel
Night Cage

The Vampyricon:
The Priest of Blood
The Lady of Serpents
The Queen of Wolves

The Chronicles of Mordred:
Mordred, Bastard Son (Book I)

Short Novels & Novellas:
The Attraction
The Dark Game
Dinner with the Cannibal Sisters
Isis
The Necromancer
Purity
The Words

Short Story Collections:
The Nightmare Chronicles
Night Asylum
Wild Things
Lights Out

Box Sets:
Bad Places
Coming of Age
Criminally Insane
Dark Rooms
Halloween Chillers
Harrow 3 Novels (Books 1-3)
Harrow 4 Novels (Books 1-4)
Lights Out
Night Towns
The Vampyricon

Short Stories:
Belinda in the Pool
Funerary Rites
The Stain



Douglas Clegg
What calls to the children from within the dark shadows of the shack called Neverland? New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Douglas Clegg blends dark suspense and gothic horror in Neverland, a novel of deadly secrets and innocence corrupted. What lurks within the shack? What kinds of dangerous — and deadly — games do the children play there? 

For years, the Jackson family vacationed at their matriarch's old Victorian house on Gull Island, a place of superstition and legend off the southern coast of the U.S. One particular summer, young Beau follows his cousin Sumter into a shack hidden among the brambles and windswept trees near bluffs overlooking the sea. 

And within Neverland, the mysteries and terror grow... 

For fans of Dean Koontz, Stephen King, and Bentley Little. 

"Neverland is a masterpiece of dark suspense that will forever haunt your dreams." - Douglas Preston, New York Times Bestselling Author of Impact and (with Lincoln Child) of Relic and Gideon's Corpse. 

"Douglas Clegg's Neverland is an unforgettable novel that combines creeping horror and psychological suspense. It starts like a bullet and never slows down." - David Morrell, New York Times Bestselling Author of Murder as a Fine Art. 

“This is a powerful and thrilling tale, Douglas Clegg’s best novel yet. The novel builds in whispers and ends in a scream. You will never forget Neverland.” - F. Paul Wilson, New York Times Bestselling Author of Nightworld and the Repairman Jack series. 

"From start to finish, Neverland is a haunting and tragic masterpiece. A powerful, thrilling tale, Douglas Clegg tells Beau and Sumner's incredible story with a subtle blend of humor and sadness that resonates with the reader long after the novel ends.” - Marjorie M. Liu, New York Times Bestselling Author. 

“A brilliant novel that grows richer with each reading, a multilayered marvel that will one day be recognized as one of the classics of supernatural literature.” - Bentley Little, Bestselling Author of The Influence and The Haunted. 

"Clegg's stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby." - Dean Koontz, New York Times Bestselling Author of Odd Thomas and Innocence. 

"Clegg knows exactly what scares us, and he knows just how to twist those fears into hair-raising chills. Neverland is Clegg at his best." - Tess Gerritsen, New York Times Bestselling Author of Girl Missing and the Rizzoli & Isles series of novels. 

“Douglas Clegg . . . could have hung out with (in a better world) Robert R. McCammon, Bentley Little and Stephen King. These are guys who know America, and know how to literally scare up the best and worst aspects of the American character and slap them into a ripping yarn full of monsters, terror and enough action to keep the pages turning late into the night.” - Rick Kleffel, book commentator for NPR 

“Combing elements of H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, southern gothic, and adolescent angst, Douglas Clegg subsumes us in horror with Neverland, a tale so chilling it infected my dreams. Clegg builds horror in rich detailed layers. It is a testament to Clegg’s gifts that we can’t turn away; scary though the trip may be, the fright reaches out from the pages and pulls us along…Neverland is scary stuff, the product of a skilled writer of horror, and best read with the lights on.” - San Francisco Book Reviews 

“I can tell you without hesitation that Neverland is a true gothic masterpiece. I am incredibly impressed with it. This is a remarkable piece of literature.”- Scott A. Johnson, Dread Central.com 

"Neverland is a scary work written by an author soaring to the top of his game." - The Merry Genre Go Round Review. 

“Neverland delivers . . . delicious slow horror…I’m going to put a library hold on one of Clegg’s other novels, because if they’re anything like this one, I’m an instant fan.” - Sci-Fi Saturday Night.



Douglas Clegg
The children are back. And this time, they're out for blood. In this gripping supernatural thriller of horror and edge-of-your-seat suspense -- from New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg -- something is terribly wrong with the children of Colony, West Virginia. 

Innocent though they seem, these kids come out at night -- to hunt. 

"Clegg is the best horror writer of the post-Stephen King generation." - Bentley Little, bestselling author of The Haunting. 

When Joe Gardner returns with his wife and two young children to the peaceful mountain town of Colony, West Virginia, he doesn’t expect to find the girl who disappeared when he was a boy. 

But she remembers Joe -- and her other friends who left her behind, way down in a deep well within a mysterious barn. 

"Clegg's stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby."-- Dean Koontz, NY Times Bestselling Author. 

Is she a vampire? 

Or something more demonic... 

Whatever’s lurking in the old mines under the town has been disturbed by Joe’s return. Joe did something when he was a boy – something that stopped the terror and evil from erupting. 

But now, a creature living in darkness wants out. 

It’s going to use the children of Colony to exact its revenge... 

Its hour has come 'round at last – the Children’s Hour… 

"Douglas Clegg knows exactly what scares us, and he knows how to twist those fears into hair-raising chills..." -- Tess Gerritsen, New York Times Bestselling Author. 

Books by Douglas Clegg


Afterlife 
Goat Dance 
Purity 
Dark of the Eye 
The Words 
Wild Things 
The Children's Hour 
The Criminally Insane Series: 
Bad Karma 
Red Angel 
Night Cage 
The Harrow Series: 
Nightmare House 
Mischief 
The Infinite 
The Abandoned 
The Hour Before Dark 
You Come When I Call You 
Naomi 
The Nightmare Chronicles 
The Machinery of Night 
Isis 
The Necromancer 

Praise for Douglas Clegg's fiction


"Clegg is the best horror writer of the post-Stephen King generation." 
-- Bentley Little, author of The Policy 

"Clegg delivers!" 
-- John Saul, bestselling author of Faces of Fear and The Devil's Labyrinth. 

"Douglas Clegg has become the new star in horror fiction." 
-- Peter Straub 
author of Lost Boy, Lost Girl and the New York Times Bestseller Black House (with Stephen King) 

"Clegg's stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby." 
-- Dean Koontz 

"Clegg is one of the best!" 
-- Richard Laymon 

"Douglas Clegg is a weaver of nightmares!" 
-- Robert R. McCammon 
author of The Queen of Bedlam and Speaks The Nightbird. 

Douglas Clegg
Claiming his inheritance, Ethan Gravesend unlocks long-buried secrets within a sinister mansion and awakens its nest of hungry spirits in this chilling gothic horror novel of ghosts and psychic phenomena from Bram Stoker Award-winning novelist, Douglas Clegg -- Book One of the Harrow Series. 

"Clegg's stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby." - Dean Koontz 

An unquiet grave...


Psychic manifestations, poltergeist activity, hallucinations, and other residue of terror have all been documented in Harrow. It is a place of paranormal nightmare. 

"Clegg is the best horror writer of the post-Stephen King generation."- Bentley Little, bestselling author of The Haunted. 

Ethan doesn't suspect the horror that awaits him -- the terror of the woman trapped within the house, the visions of occult rituals and psychic manifestation -- and the endless crying of an unseen child. 

"Douglas Clegg has become the new star in horror fiction." - Peter Straub, NY Times bestselling author of The Talisman (with Stephen King) and Ghost Story. 

Don't Miss A Single Harrow Novel! 

The Harrow Series:Book #1, Nightmare House - set at Harrow in the 1920s, the grandson of its creator has come to claim his deadly inheritance and explore the terrifying mystery within the ancient stones and passages of the house.
#2, Mischief - Boys will be boys -- and a dark fraternity of misfits seek out Jim Hook, the new student at Harrow Academy -- but something more terrifying is hunting Jim, as well.
#3, The Infinite - A handful of psychic investigators are called in to document the horrors of Harrow -- but little do they know that the house is more than simply a haunted place -- it may be the soul of evil itself.
#4, The Abandoned -- In the village of Watch Point, New York, in the bucolic Hudson Valley, something toxic and horrifying has leaked from the old boarded-up mansion called Harrow. Throughout the town, people who sleep awaken with blood-lust in their hearts -- and hatchets in their fists. A rampage of mayhem, murder and madness begins -- and only those brave enough to enter Harrow may find a way to stop the terror.


Harrow Prequel Novellas 

The Necromancer - set in the 1800s, this is the story of the young Justin Gravesend and his initiation into a terrifying mystery cult.
Isis - set right at the end of the 1800s, the story of the young Iris Villiers when she discovers the terrible price that must be paid to speak with the dead.


Look for other books by Douglas Clegg


The Children’s Hour 
Goat Dance 
Purity 
Dark of the Eye 
The Words 
Wild Things 
Nightmare House 
Bad Karma 
Red Angel 
Night Cage 
Mischief 
The Infinite 
The Abandoned 
The Necromancer 
Isis 
The Hour Before Dark 
You Come When I Call You 
Naomi 
The Nightmare Chronicles 
The Machinery of Night 
Breeder 
The Attraction 

Douglas Clegg
Can you escape the nightmare? Men imprisoned, one in war and one in an asylum, these two novelettes are packed with twisted psychological suspense and spine-tingling horror at its darkest. One man, a prisoner of war; and the other, a disturbed young man who wants out of a hospital for the criminally insane – at any cost! New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg brings together two dark classics with The Dark Game and I Am Infinite, I Contain Multitudes.


Note: These two short novellas/novelettes can also be found together in the collection Lights Out.


Don't miss Douglas Clegg's other books of horror, suspense and dark fantasy:


Stand-Alone Novels


Afterlife
Breeder
The Children's Hour
Dark of the Eye
Goat Dance
The Halloween Man
The Hour Before Dark
Mr. Darkness
Naomi
Neverland
You Come When I Call You

The Harrow Series:


Nightmare House
Mischief
The Infinite
The Abandoned
Isis (prequel novella)

The Necromancer (prequel novella)


The Criminally Insane Series:


Bad Karma
Red Angel
Night Cage


The Vampyricon:


The Priest of Blood

The Lady of Serpents

The Queen of Wolves


The Chronicles of Mordred:


Mordred, Bastard Son (Book I)


Short Novels & Novellas:


The Attraction
The Dark Game
Dinner with the Cannibal Sisters
Isis
The Necromancer
Purity
The Words


Short Story Collections:


The Nightmare Chronicles
Night Asylum
Wild Things
Lights Out

Box Sets:


Dark Rooms
Halloween Chillers
Night Towns
Coming of Age
Lights Out 
Criminally Insane
The Vampyricon
Harrow 3 Novels (Books 1-3)
Harrow 4 Novels (Books 1-4)

Short Stories:


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Belinda in the Pool
Funerary Rites
The Stain

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