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By Peter Straub
On a Midwestern campus within the Nineteen Sixties, a charismatic guru and his younger acolytes practice a mystery ritual in a neighborhood meadow. What occurs is a mystery—all that continues to be is a gruesomely dismembered physique and the shattered souls of all who have been present. 40 years later, one guy seeks to benefit approximately that frightening evening, and to take action he’ll need to strength these concerned to check the unspeakable occasions that experience haunted them ever considering the fact that. Unfolding via their person tales, A darkish Matter is an electrical, chilling, and unpredictable novel that proves Peter Straub to be the grasp of recent horror.
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And before she could hit the floor, she was in Rick's arms! The briefest flash of relief and love and a hundred other emotions passed between husband and wife, as he scooped her up and carried her out to the relative safety of a nook between stacked crates. Suddenly gunfire was echoing through the warehouse from above! Evelyn glanced up and saw, on a catwalk, Ardeth Bay, raining down lead with a submachine gun, the modern implement of war a welcome anachronism against the robed figure of the Med-jai chieftain.
You're right—I believe it was Tibet. The girl's always been a free spirit. " Still smiling, Meela shook her head, made a "tch-tch" sound, and placed the carved wooden box on a nearby table. The box, Jonathan noted, had a coiled snake carved on its lid—unpleasant image, that. So perhaps he should not have been surprised when Meela opened the box and swiftly withdrew an asp—of a variety Jonathan believed, correctly, to be poisonous—by its neck. Withering, Jonathan suddenly longed for the attentions of the Curator.
The Curator, getting his first good look at the scepter, responded with wide eyes and a hushed tone. " The dark little man snatched the object from Jonathan's hands and was examining it with an expert's eye when a tall, breathtakingly beautiful woman stepped into the bedroom, closing the door behind her. Her hair was long and black, bluntly cut, Cleopatra-style; her slim yet curvaceous figure was poured into a black gown, her neck, her wrists, adorned with gold and diamonds that glittered across silky skin.
A Dark Matter by Peter Straub