|“Nightmares are commonplace in my profession…”
Alone in a crumbling manor, an aging undertaker recounts a horrifying episode from the early days of his career.
When an unspeakable monster trespasses the border between life and death, the undertaker finds himself in a fierce struggle to save the village he has sworn to serve — even if it means sacrificing his own family and faith in the process.
From the reviews…
“Camp’s storytelling is at times reminiscent of the great macabre masters such as Poe, creating a mythology that is both philosophically engaging and original. This book is a poetic outlier, and transcends many of the trite conventions found in so many of its contemporary monster or horror genre counterparts with deeper themes including explorations of love, faith, and alienation.”
“This story is more haunting, and I have many questions for the author that I hope will be answered in later books. The idea of solitude in a small town is not completely lost on me, and the fact of this story taking place in the past, perhaps the far past, is something that really draws my attention. Hooray for T.M. Camp! Please write more for us to read and listen to.”
“Told in the first person, it hints and suggests the evil to come, letting you gather the evidence for the ending of the tale. I thought this well written. Mr. Camp is able to evoke good pictures in your mind with his words. The story and the characters were intriguing.”
“I’m highly impressed with the writing… You can see that he has a confidence in his own writing… I would read another book by this author without question. The level is very high.”
I wrote a little something about bedtime stories for my friend Jeff Hite’s website. Here’s how it begins…
A few nights ago I was sitting with my daughter Sophie, looking through A Children’s Treasury of Mythology. She’s three years old and one of her favorite things is to go through the book and name the various gods and mortals and monsters in Margaret Evans Price excellent illustrations from 1924.
It is a point of pride for my wife and me that our daughter can recognize the Gods by sight.