Continued from Ill Met in the Necropolis: Part II

Kneeling at the foot of an overgrown grave, Myrrine intoned the final syllables of her prayer. The gentle nimbus of emerald light wreathing her supinated hands faded leaving only the velvet darkness and a silence bordering on the cosmic.

Continued from Ill Met in the Necropolis: Part I

“Still no casket,” Phokas wheezed, hefting his shovel once more.

            “There’ll be a casket. No one goes through the trouble of erecting a monument like that,” Timon waved his torch under the nose of the leering statue, “without burying someone important in its lee.”

Uli and Volg stepped lightly through the grounds of the necropolis, their stealthy motions churning up tendrils of mist from the clinging fog, the moonlight only faintly glinting off the blackened steel of their drawn swords.

            “Watch your step, Uli,” the dwarf muttered to his companion.

            “Watch my. . ?” The tall man’s grumbled reply cut off as his foot connected with a toppled marble tombstone obscured by mist. Volg’s hand clapped over Uli’s mouth, stifling the yelp of sudden pain.”

"Supernatural Horror in Literature" is an extended essay by author H.P. Lovecraft that examines the history of horror fiction up through his era. He wrote it between November 1925 and May 1927 and then revised it in 1933–1934. It was first published in 1927 in the magazine The Recluse and since then both on its own and in a number of collections. In this work, Lovecraft examines the roots of weird fiction in the gothic novel and then traces its development through such writers as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe (who warrants his own chapter), and Ambrose Bierce. We are in the process of publishing here what we believe to be the first hyperlinked, fully illustrated version of this critical essay. 

"Supernatural Horror in Literature" is an extended essay by author H.P. Lovecraft that examines the history of horror fiction up through his era. He wrote it between November 1925 and May 1927 and then revised it in 1933–1934. It was first published in 1927 in the magazine The Recluse and since then both on its own and in a number of collections. In this work, Lovecraft examines the roots of weird fiction in the gothic novel and then traces its development through such writers as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe (who warrants his own chapter), and Ambrose Bierce. We are in the process of publishing here what we believe to be the first hyperlinked, fully illustrated version of this critical essay. 

Following is Chapter 24 of the sequel to the Skirmisher Publishing LLC fantasy novel Swords of Kos: Necropolis!

Herein our heroes are confronted with a series of logistical and moral challenges and figure out how to both reconcile and use them to solve each other ...

Join alchemical rogue Paros, Elven barbarian Parthenia, transmuting wizard Pumayo, and moon priestess Selene in their Return to the Necropolis

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