A new novel, coming in 2017 from DarkFuse.
SONGS OF DREAMING GODS is the story of a house.
In this one you’ll find creepy china dolls, a haunted lavatory, some hippies, some large, nasty ratty things, a chess board, a reaper, some cops, the great beyond, the other great beyond, and a lot of singing.
This is another in the growing number of stories of mine in a Sigils and Totems mythos that’s been developing through BROKEN SIGIL, PENTACLE, parts of TORMENTOR and several recent short stories. It’s both a culmination of my thinking on how the strange houses work, and an opening gambit for a whole slew of other works to come.
I’ve mentioned elsewhere recently about playing in other writers’ sandboxes – well, this is me, building a sandbox of my own, and I’m going to be happily building play scenarios in it for a while to come.
This is the story of a house.
It sits on a corner block on a hill in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in one of the oldest cities in North America, a non descript, three storey wooden cube, going slowly to seed.
When local cops, John Green, Janis Lodge and Todd Wiggins are sent to investigate a multiple murder on the top floor of the property, they start opening doors and uncovering secrets. But like peeling the layers off an onion, each door opened only leads them deeper into the mystery.
There are houses like this all over the world, and those who suffer are drawn to them, as John, Janis and Todd have been drawn.
They have found their way in.
Can they find their way out again? And at what cost?