Saturday, 18 October 2014

The Shadow Fabric extract - Books!

        “Tell me about this.” I pointed to the book on Necromeleons. It sat in the centre of the coffee table beneath the smaller one.
        “Necromeleons," Victor said. "Not to be confused with the Necronomicon, which is the Book of the Dead. However, it isn’t too far from its origins. The dead.”
        “Nice.” I shook my head and lowered my eyes. My feet fidgeted.
        “Necromeleons is proving a bugger to decipher. Some passages remain impossible. Typically the ones I know to be important. I’ve been translating that hefty volume for a very, very long time. It’s not as easy as translating its smaller friend there, Fludd’s book.”
        “They’re in mixed languages.”
        “It wasn’t uncommon practise to write mysterious works in a mixture of tongues.”
        “Of course.”
        “The 16th-century astrologer Nostradamus completed his most famous works in a combination that included French and Latin. It was said to throw off the Spanish Inquisition. Interestingly, one of his verses prophesised the Great Fire of London. Most likely a coincidence.”
- The Shadow Fabric, Mark Cassell

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Author photo (c)Christopher Shoebridge
Mark Cassell lives in a rural part of the UK with his wife and a number of animals. He often dreams of dystopian futures, peculiar creatures, and flitting shadows. Primarily a horror writer, his steampunk, fantasy, and SF stories have featured in several anthologies and ezines.

His debut novel, The Shadow Fabric, is a supernatural story and is available from Amazon.

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