I, Death

EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
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It’s not “boy meets girl, boy loses girl,” but rather “Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy’s friends begin dropping like flies.” - Peter O’Mallick isn’t just having a bad day; he’s having a bad life.It’s bad enough when your girlfriend suddenly casts you a cold shoulder, your grades are slipping and those around you no longer understand what it’s like to walk in your shoes; but walking around with the innate power to end lives—something Peter begins to realize he has had since birth—takes the angst to a whole new level.And Hamlet thought he had it bad.Encouraged by his guidance counsellor, the suicidal seventeen year old begins to blog about his experiences in order to try to understand this power and himself. The self-directed therapy helps, and strangers who follow his online story virtually befriend him, as it appears that his curse is mostly limited to those he is in close contact with.However, there is one stranger secretly following his story who isn’t there to understand, help or cheer him on; just as Peter begins to understand that being born as a harbinger for death might actually be a blessing rather than a curse, this stranger is intent on finding a way to use Peter’s power for nefarious purposes.
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Mark Leslie lives in Hamilton, Ontario and has been writing since he first discovered his mother’s Underwood typewriter in the spare bedroom closet of the family home at the age of thirteen. His first published short story “The Progressive Sidetrack” (1992) was a Young Adult humor story, and his first published horror story “Phantom Mitch” (1993) received Honorable Mention in Ellen Datlow’s The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror. Mark’s first book was a short story collection entitled One Hand Screaming, which he released in 2004. Since then, he has edited science fiction and horror anthologies such as North of Infinity II (2006), Campus Chills (2009) and Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound (2012). Curious about the paranormal (and still frightened by the monster under his bed), Mark also writes a series of true ghost story books for Dundurn which include Haunted Hamilton: The Ghosts of Dundurn Castle & Other Steeltown Shivers (2012), Spooky Sudbury: True Tales of the Eerie & Unexplained (2013) and Tomes of Terror: Haunted Bookstores & Libraries (2014) When he is not writing, Mark Leslie tacks “Lefebvre” back onto his name and divides his free time between playing LE GO and video games with his son, Alexander, tasting regional crafts beers and getting lost in bookstores and libraries.

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Publisher
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
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Published on
Nov 7, 2016
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Pages
276
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ISBN
9781770531208
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Horror
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Editor Duane Parsons has assembled a treasure-trove of rare macabre stories for lovers of classic fantasy and horror. From ghosts of mind and spirit to exotic paranormal tales, each story in this volume has never before appeared in an anthology. Included are:

The Silent Man, by Henry Fothergill Chorley
The Strange Ormonds, by Leitch Ritchie
The Mysterious Wedding: A Danish Story, by Heinrich Steffans
The Burial by Fire, by Louisa Medina Hamblin
The Vampyre, by Elizabeth Ellet
The Sleepless Woman, by William Jerdan
A Peep At Death, by Peter Von Geist
Killcrop the Changeling, by Richard Thompson
Carl Bluven and the Strange Mariner, by Henry David Inglis
The Prediction, by George Henry Borrow
The Story of the Unfinished Picture, by Charles Hooten
Eule: The Emperor’s Dwarf, by John Rutter Chorley
The Green Huntsman, by Joseph Holt Ingraham
A Revelation of a Previous Life, by Nathaniel Parker Willis
Moods of the Mind: The Old Portrait, by Emma Embury
A Night on the Enchanted Mountain, by Charles Fenno Hoffman
The Living Apparition, by G.P.R. James
The Three Souls, by Alexander Chatrian and Emile Erckmann
The Death Watch, by Luise Muhlback
An Evening of Lucy Ashton’s, by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
The Haunted Homestead, by Henry William Herbert
The Withered Man, by William Leete Stone
La Malroche, by Louisa Stuart Costello
The Three Visits, by Auguste Vitu
Lieutenant Castenac, by Erckman-Chatrian
Torture by Hope, by Villiers de L’isle-Adams
The Black Cupid, by Lafcadio Hearn
The Bundle of Letters, by Moritz Jokai
Nissa, by Albert Delpit
The Dream, by John Galt

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THE DEVIL STONE, by Beatrice Heron-Maxwell
THE STORY OF A TUSK, by H. A. Bryden
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THE BURNED HOUSE, by Vincent O' Sullivan
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THEY NEVER EVEN SEE ME, by J. N. Williamson
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THE PEEPER, by Frank Belknap Long
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APOCANGELICA
The arrival of the Apocalypse is near. The angels of the Light and the demons of the Darkness struggle to gain a decisive strategic advantage: the “Omega Formula”, whose fragments are spread throughout the minds of seven humans, the “Forgetters”, unaware of being custodians of this mysterious wisdom. If, on appearances, the identification between the Righteous and the Wicked seems spontaneous, in reality the differences are less: the High Commands of the Light and the Darkness maneuver, in tacit agreement, so that nothing disturbs the status quo lasting for countless eons, moving their agents as pawns on a chessboard, sacrificing them without hesitation, in order to keep the illusion of dichtomy alive between Good and Evil.

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Part I “Wild Beasts”
In the exhausting race for absolute power, Light and its loose splinter group, the Luminous Inquisition, devastate human lives without mercy. When the factions on field are entirely composed by angels, everyone does not seem to understand who is right or wrong.

Switzerland. Ada is the first of the seven Forgetters. She is a fifteen year old girl, locked away in a mental hospital by her parents, as her mental disorders got worse: the Von Hilkeneim’s Asylum. In between psychiatric sessions with a very renowned professional and the imaginary escapes to a primordial earth, The Pangea, Ada falls in love with Efreniel, an Angel who will fight for her, rescuing her life from other angels’ filthy purposes: Stormriel and his crew, who were ordered to kidnap her, to get the most desirable treasure from her mind: the fragment of the “Omega Formula”.

The Stormy Manor: Three lads, Jorg, Evi and Kurtz, will be involved in a youth indoctrination program, aimed to form loyal adepts to a reformed movement. The brutality of the training will make them open their eyes to the true nature of the movement, to which they had confidently entrusted their lives.

The Castle. In the background of an enormous castle, inhabited by fantastic and monstrous creatures, the stories of Ada, Efreniel, Jorg, Evi, Kurtz and the Stormriel’s hunters intertwine until a dramatic and perturbing epilogue.

Part I “Wild Beasts” is a full of action fantasy novel about lost innocence, delusions and redemption. It is the first chapter of five books’ saga, based on the eternal struggle between Good and Evil, where a distinction between the two is not that easy to see, if not even impossible at times.
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