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Welcome to the Night of the Vale

Welcome to Night Vale 01: Welcome to Night Vale

Synopsis Located in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life. It is here that the lives of two women, with two mysteries, will converge. Nineteen-year-old Night Vale pawn …

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The Warded Man

Demon Cycle 01: The Warded Man

Synopsis As darkness falls after sunset, the corelings rise — demons who possess supernatural powers and burn with a consuming hatred of humanity. For hundreds of years the demons have terrorized the night, slowly culling the human herd that shelters behind magical wards — symbols of power whose origins are …

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The Gutter Prayer

The Gutter Prayer

Well this one blew my mind, dark intense and horrifically inventive, set in the city of Guerdon which first of all must rate, especially considering this is a debut, as one of the most vividly realised fantasy cities of recent times and a character in its own right with such …

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