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There's something that awaits you. It's up there on the road ahead, lurking in the darkness at the intersection between the Here and the Hereafter.
It's at the crossroads of this existence and the next, where the forces of the Living and the Dead converge in a terrifying place known as Death's Realm. And it's here where forces from either side of the veil wage an everlasting battle in the struggle for control.
In your hands are sixteen stories of those wars.
Acceptance of what is coming is the only way to win.
DEATH'S REALM: Where the Here and the Hereafter Collide is a volume of terror that features sixteen tales of dark, speculative horror fiction from modern masters of the genre. DEATH'S REALM contains short stories from contributors that include two-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author and World Fantasy Award nominee Hank Schwaeble; award-winning, Bram Stoker Award-nominated and Shirley Jackson Award-finalist Stephen Graham Jones; the Bram Stoker Award and Thriller nominated JG Faherty; editor-in-chief of the highly respected Jamais Vu magazine Paul Michael Anderson; critically-acclaimed authors Jay Caselberg and John F.D. Taff; emerging masters of modern horror Aaron Polson, Gregory L. Norris and Martin Rose; co-authors known for their disturbing horror fiction, Simon Dewar and Karen Runge; reader and reviewer favorites Brian Fatah Steele, John C. Foster and Jane Brooks; the Lovecraft-influenced Rhoads Brazos; and authors of literary fiction Jay O'Shea and Matthew Pegg.
Every decision carries a price.
Alec Winter is a man haunted by his own cowardice. When a bear attacked his family during a camping trip, he ran and hid. When he returned, his children were dead and his wife badly injured. But everyone believes he’s a hero because he led rescuers back in time to save her. Ever since then, his children’s deaths have haunted him. Now, on the anniversary of the attack, strange things begin happening. The people who helped Alec are dying in very violent ways, leaving him to wonder if guilt has finally driven him crazy...or if something far worse is coming for him.
Demons don’t forgive.
Perry didn’t want to be a thief. He simply needed to make back the money he lost on a bad business investment. Just three houses, then he can stop. But someone must be running a scam on him, trying to frighten him into turning himself in. He hears noises at night, small fires start in his house, and his dreams are filled with terrible nightmares.
Soon Perry begins to fear it’s no mere scam—something unholy and inhuman is playing a game of cat and mouse with him. Perry has stolen an ancient idol...and the demon who inhabits it. However, when he tries to return the idol, he finds out it’s much too late. The demon intends to teach Perry a lesson, a lesson that will destroy everything and everyone that Perry loves.
How did they get here? Will they ever get out?
Jason and Erika are having a wonderful time at the Halloween carnival...until their swan boat in the Tunnel of Love capsizes amid heavy waves and blaring, maniacal laughter. When they come to they are no longer in a carnival in Ohio, but standing at the edge of a sea in a raging storm. In the distance, atop a high, barren hill, looms an enormous castle.
Instead of answers, Jason and Erika find only more impossibilities within the stone walls. The lavish rooms are lit only by torches and fireplaces, the decorations and furniture are a century out of date, and the mysterious host claims to not own one of those newfangled telephone inventions. Outside, in the storm and the dense mist, lurk strange, threatening figures. Inside, another couple seeking refuge think it must all be a nightmare. Perhaps it is. Or perhaps it’s something much, much worse.