Goat Dance: A Novel of Supernatural Horror

Alkemara Press

A little girl possessed. A small town engulfed in dread and horror. A dark house at the edge of a frozen lake. What secret lies within the ancient place known as the Goat Dance? New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg blends supernatural suspense with heart-pounding horror in this dark epic novel. “Clegg’s stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby."– Dean Koontz, #1 New York Times bestselling author.

A young man – Malcolm “Cup” Coffey – returns to Pontefract, Virginia, to find the girl he once loved – while a town must face its terrifying past as a possessed child threatens to unleash an unspeakable horror upon them all and a dark house at the edge of a frozen lake remains locked and abandoned...

For fans of Guillermo del Toro, Stephen King, and Dean Koontz.

“Douglas Clegg is a weaver of nightmares!” - Robert R. McCammon, New York Times bestselling author.

“Douglas Clegg knows exactly what scares us, and he knows just how to twist those fears into hair-raising chills...” - Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author.

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

Praise for Douglas Clegg’s Fiction

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

“Clegg delivers!"– John Saul, NY Times bestselling author

“A master of the genre. Absolutely thrilling! Douglas Clegg is the future of dark fantasy."– Sherrilyn Kenyon, New York Times bestselling author of the Dark-Hunters.

“Douglas Clegg has become the new star in horror fiction.”
– Peter Straub, author of the New York Times Bestsellers Ghost Story, The Talisman and Black House (with Stephen King)

“Clegg is one of the best!"– Richard Laymon, USA bestselling author of The Cellar and Island
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In The Priest of Blood, a youth named Aleric became falconer, then soldier — and finally, vampyre. In The Lady of Serpents, a dark queen rose to power among the frozen towers of her kingdom. And now, she seeks the Dark Madonna from beyond the Veil. From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg comes the third book of the epic dark fantasy saga, The Vampyricon.

In a world of gods and monsters, love and betrayal, handmaidens of Death, terrifying and beautiful vampyres, shapeshifting wolf women, shadow priests, epic battles, and magnificent underworld kingdoms, The Vampyricon concludes with a titanic battle fought between the Queen of Wolves and Aleric, Falconer, the priest-king of the race of vampyres.

Praise for The Vampyricon:

“Astonishing. Douglas Clegg writes of…nightmares with such clarity and passion you don’t end up reading his books; you end up drinking them in. The Priest of Blood is a bloody gem.” 
Christopher Rice, New York Times bestselling author of The Vines and Heaven's Rise. 

"If you like Game of Thrones and vampires, you're going to love The Vampyricon." - Robert Swartwood, USA Today bestselling author of The Serial Killer's Wife and New Avalon.

"A dark tale of swords, sorcery, and vampires." -- Christine Feehan, NY Times bestselling author. 

"Douglas Clegg has accomplished a rarity in the horror vein...This book will sink its teeth into you" -- The Kansas City Star 

"Richly layered, beautifully rendered foray into a past filled with sorcery and mystery -- and a rousing good story." -- Kelley Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author 

Stunning...gives the iconic vampire a massive makeover. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review. 

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 
Bad Karma 
Goat Dance 
Breeder 
Afterlife 
Purity 
Dark of the Eye 
The Words 
Wild Things 
Red Angel 
Night Cage 
Mischief 
The Infinite 
The Abandoned 
The Necromancer 
Isis 
Naomi 
The Nightmare Chronicles 
The Attraction 
Night Asylum 
The Priest of Blood 
The Lady of Serpents 
The Queen of Wolves
Never play the Dark Game...It will take you over...it will come alive... From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg comes this riveting supernatural thriller of dangerous secrets within a haunted family. After one of the most vicious killings of recent years, Nemo Raglan must return to the New England island he thought he'd escaped for good . . . and the shadowy home called Hawthorn.

"Douglas Clegg has become the new star in horror fiction, and The Hour Before Dark is his best and most exciting novel to date. This is pure imagination, and it is wearing speed skates." - Peter Straub, New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Story and, with Stephen King, The Talisman.

*"...An eerie psychological tale of supernatural horror that builds suspense gradually as the characters slowly peel back the layers of their past and face the terrors of their shared childhood. Clegg approaches horror with a stark and vital simplicity that is utterly convincing.  Fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz will appreciate this atmospheric gem." -- Library Journal.

"I was compelled to keep turning the pages as fear...raised my pulse to racing level from cover to cover." -- DarkEcho.

Here Comes a Candle to Light You To Bed...
As Nemo unravels the mysteries of his past and a terrible night of childhood, he witnesses something unimaginable...and sees the true face of evil...while Burnley Island comes to know the unspeakable horror that grows in darkness.

From the Publishers Weekly Starred Review:
"Suspenseful and relentlessly spooky, told in economical prose yet peopled by characters as fully realized as one’s own blood kin, this is at once the most artful and most mainstream tale yet from one of horror’s brightest lights."

"... A dark,psychologically astute novel that pushes beyond the horror genre
and into raw suspense...THE HOUR BEFORE DARK is a powerful and deeply engaging novel of disturbance and redemption...highly recommended to any reader who enjoys Stephen King, Dean Koontz, or Pat Conroy." - The BookReporter.

 "In his finest novel to date, Clegg establishes himself firmly as one of the leading authors in the horror genre...Hold onto your chair;  The Hour Before Dark is a powerhouse of a read." - Cemetery Dance Magazine.

A gripping read that is refreshingly character-driven, yet still produces a palpable sense of dread." --  Fangoria

 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

Praise for Douglas Clegg's Fiction
"Douglas Clegg knows exactly what scares us, and he knows just how to twist those fears into hair-raising chills..." - Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series. 

"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.

"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.

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Publisher
Alkemara Press
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Published on
Mar 7, 2017
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Pages
531
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ISBN
9780979686207
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Horror
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