By Algernon Blackwood
"Of the standard of Mr Blackwood's genius there may be no dispute; for not anyone has ever approached the ability, seriousness, and minute constancy whith which he documents the overtones of strangeness in usual issues and experiences."—H.P. Lovecraft
By turns extraordinary, unsettling, spooky, and stylish, old Sorceries and different bizarre tales showcases 9 incomparable tales from grasp magican Algernon Blackwood. Evoking the uncanny religious forces of Nature, Blackwood's writings all tread the nebulous borderland among fable, awe, ask yourself, and horror. the following Blackwood monitors his top and most annoying work-including "The Willows," which Lovecraft singled out as "the unmarried most interesting bizarre story in literature"; "The Wendigo"; "The madness of Jones"; and "Sand."
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They didn’t have vocal cords, and one of the reasons I rarely summoned this species of demon was because I had such a fucking hard time understanding them. Eilahn had broken two of the demon’s arms, but now it was doing its best to slash a claw across her throat while she struggled against it, her own face set in a fierce rictus. I wasn’t wearing my duty weapon, but I had my backup piece in an ankle holster. 32 out of the holster, shove it against the demon’s midsection, and fire. The demon let out a whistling shriek and released us both.