Awakening embalmed and buried in his own grave, David Brent claws his way to the surface to find himself transformed, a walking corpse abandoned by his mentor and tortured by relentless thirst.
This is not what Carter, the charming vampire, promised before turning him. Where is Carter now, and who will teach David how to feed his insatiable hunger, use his new immortal powers, and stay out of harm’s way?
Abandoned and betrayed, dead to everyone he’s ever loved, David loathes and fears his savage new existence, but his rage won’t let him perish. An inhabitant of the darkness, a bloodthirsty, night-stalking monster, David finds his own way, teaching himself the answers to the ancient mysteries he is now heir to . . . and when he finally masters his many powers, David goes looking for Carter.
Like a movie the vision replayed through Jack Stone’s head… He could see his twenty-two-year-old sister’s sandy curls, her creamy complexion, her happy smile as she entered the motel room. And then it would happen, she’d turn to see the burly, middle-aged guy holding the gleaming silver blade…
Jack always tried to warn her—scream, “Cheryl!”—but she couldn’t hear him. Cheryl had been horribly murdered three weeks ago, and no matter how many times the horrific visions played through his brain, Jack could do nothing now to help her.
If only he could find a way to turn back time, get to his sister before the serial killer. If only he could save her from her hideous death. Jack Stone is about to get his wish…
And he’s about to discover that breaking the time barriers of the living opens a nightmare dimension where demons rule the dead.
A student willing to do anything to avoid Vietnam learns just how high the price for evading the draft can be.
The world’s greatest fencer duels a terror from the stars.
Hezekiah, scion of the infamous Whateley clan, attempts to crowdfund the rise of Cthulhu.
An astronaut can save humanity, but only by committing genocide against an innocent alien race.
The Hep Cats of Ulthar and Other Lovecraftian Tales collects thirteen of Richard Lee Byers’s best stories of cosmic horror. They range from the Middle Ages to H. P. Lovecraft’s own 1920’s New England to the future and include three never before published, the title novelette and two more.