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D r e a m s   o f   t h e   D a m n e d


Well traveled, gentle reader. Welcome, indeed! You’ve reached the realm where the speech of the Damned can be heard. Their words attest to strange lands, odd folks and dark lives that leap from whispers, from the ether, from the instance of midnight, where dreary souls float like wisps in the sky.

What follows are short books of stories and poetry. An overriding tale of a quest also graces these pages: a venture to lands unknown, conceived for an unknown purpose, that is haunted and guided by a singular storyteller who gives voice to the Damned. And, within these pages, you, Gentle Reader, shall discover artwork from ages past, as well as the history behind such artwork, described at the end of each book, should such reading interest you.


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August, 2016

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300 Pages

 

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Includes:

  • A Complete Set of Volumes I thru VI.
  • The entire Part I of the Tale of the Painter of Dreams.
  • Suggestions for Reader Group Questions.
  • More Artwork & Artwork History. (Oh, come, now, it's accurate enough for the Internet.)

A tale begins. A wraith, enshrouded in a nightmare cloak, its face a black expanse beneath a cowl, speaks. Two living souls, running from an unseen, voiceless menace of death enshrouded in mystery, listen. An' the damned lend an ear, for the wraith tells their forgotten tales.

These are the dreams of the damned, in verse and in prose, as painted by the whispering voice of a lost soul …

The Tale of the Painter of Dreams • An apparition, enshrouded with the night sky after moonset passes, tells the tales wrought by the damned while guiding two living souls on a quest to discover what ails a plague- ridden world. As each tale is told and each verse is recited, the nature of the world's ailment becomes clearer, and the purpose of the traveller's quest is slowly revealed.

“Here I am!” • An horrific plague envelops a town, and, through a strange twist, death survives.

The Birth of Midnight • A god creates an element of the realm of life, but, oh, what has he done?

Under the Barn • Aaron watches as his son leaves to fight in the war. When Aaron receives a telegram, he tries to save his son from death.

Where art thou, Muse? • A writer's inner voice goes missing, perhaps on a worthy quest.

We Welcome You Living • Rachael seeks her groove and, instead, discovers her will to live.

Dead in a Ditch • What once was shall be cast aside with a curse; our enemy, we shall become.

A Tug on the Pant Leg • In Wickersheim, Elkar watches with horror as a family of hooligans who don't enjoy a pristine expanse of snow settles in , across the street. His only recourse lies at the center of the town.

In the Chamber of Judice • Rolin Duske, the personal artist for the Minister of Khall, stands accused of blasphemy and must endure the psychological torture of the Minister's high court, the chamber of Judice.

The Perennial Execution • The guillotine is, truly, the kinder, gentler way to kill.

Silence • The chamber of the soul is a lonely place to dwell.

“I still love you … ” • Old Sellers rapes his wife. When she proclaims her love for him, afterwards, he murders her in a fit of rage. Only then does he realize the curse of her final words to him, “I still love you … ”

Besieged • Greyton, the Lord of the Keep, stands atop a stone wall, safe from harm, while a woman is slaughtered by carnivorous beasts. When the beasts besiege the fortress, he realizes his fatal error.

Revere His Name! • A child discovers that it’s unwise to laugh in the temple of the Crown.

These visions and many more, painted by a lost soul, await their telling. So, join us, for all are welcome, regardless of creed, to sit and listen and to dream the dreams of the damned …

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V o l u m e s
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Herein awaits a tale of those who awaken in the darkest of nights; the incident of a friendly creature’s unnatural laughter and the omen it portends; and a parable of a Lady whose sword now rings discordantly. More visions of darkness lie within this tome, painted by the whispering voice of a wretched soul.

And, once the tales are done, in verse and in prose, a dark road lies ahead: A journey, the end of which is unforeseen. So, come, travel the dark roads, to feel the camaraderie of lost souls, and to dream the dreams of the damned ...

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Discover the story of a father who tries to save his son from death; a tale of two nightmares, one of which is real; the quest of a woman who seeks to find her groove and, instead, discovers her strength; and more visions of times agone and midnight realms traveled by those who are lost.

And, once again, a dark road continues: A journey, the end of which is unforeseen, and the path of which is thirsty for blood. So, again, join me on the dark roads, to feel the camaraderie of lost souls, and to give peace to the damned ...

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As the Damned grow eager for more of their tales to be told, perhaps we’ll learn of a boy who plays a card game that was invented to see who lives to eat; the legend of a phial whose power is spoken of only on the darkest nights while the children sleep; the silly saga of the folks in Wickersheim, where puerile whippersnappers, old as may be, tug on pantslegs, then trod forth with glee; plus, a vision where power stands atop a pedastal, looking down, and the sight of a lord lying dead in a ditch.

And the dark journey moves onward, into a forest where the trees’ roots drink from the blood gathered by the previously mentioned path.

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The journey is at a halt. Our travelers, are they trapped in the tavern and inn known as the Wayward Nest, while a storm rages on outside? Chained in the darkness of a tomb? Impossible questions seeking an impossible answer. As we wait, let’s discover a court enclosed in an infernal chamber, in which no soul is safe. And hear the tale of a creature hunting for a trophy. See a vision wherein a prayer is truly answered. Learn why, when good intentions are applied in the wrong fashion, we may be paving the highway to hell.

More visions to see and to hear await the soul who dares to listen to a whispering voice, painting the dreams of the damned …

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And, the journey moves onward, in an unlikely manner. Our good narrator is trapped in a cavern, full of death. Rotting corpses and dried husks that once were men and women lie, chained, to its rock walls. Having escaped his shackles and his fate, he moves onward, lighting torches held in sconces on the rock walls of the cavern, seeking a doorway or tunnel, in order to escape the bleak darkness of his prison. Should he discover the Painter of Dreams in this dry, dismal darkness? We shall see.

Meanwhile, we have a clue to that last question, for we’ll discover the incident of two souls who have odd notions about names and how they deal with those notions upon falling in love with one another. We’ll see what happens when best friends remain best friends, forever. We’ll hear the tragic tale of two tortured souls. And, we’ll experience a man’s curse, when his wife of many years proclaims, in life as in death, “I still love you … ”

These visions and many more, painted by a lost soul, await their telling. So, join us, for all are welcome, regardless of creed, to sit and listen and to dream the dreams of the damned …

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The insanity of the Wayward Nest, a tavern built for the damned and another casualty of the mysterious apocalypse, is left behind. The damned gather as the road passes by, beneath the wheels of a hearse built for living souls. Their tales are told, once again, by the whispering voice of a soul ensrouded in a black cloak.

Herein, we will discover a besieged fortress that houses the knowledge of mankind. We’ll meet a child who discovers that it’s not wise to laugh in the temple of the Crown. Hear an ancient tale about the struggle to survive in a harsh world. See why the Chosen One of an ancient secret society is one amongst the damned.

As the tales are spun, in verse and in prose, we will travel through the dark night, speeding over the road as the quest moves onward …

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