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    Pallid Light: The Waking Dead -
    The world ends with the flip of a switch. The thundering storms strike across the world, searing the earth, leaving destruction in their wake. Few will survive. For the folks living in Temperance, Illinois the nightmare is just beginning. When the sky roils in luminous colors, the people of the small town begin to die, and Randall Clay decides to escape. What he didn’t expect was the dead to come back to life or the nightmare that came after that.
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    "[The Strange Cases of Rudolph Pearson] cleverly blends the horrors of the Cthulhu mythos, the atmosphere of hard-boiled fiction and the mysteries of magic and supernatural..."
    -- The Zone

    Autographed copies with Rudolph Pearson color bookmarks (while remaining) are available from:

    ESP Shop Online
  • Dark Wisdom Anthology

    The Anthology of Dark Wisdom: The Best of Dark Fiction -
    Featuring horrifying and fantastical tales from the eponymous magazine, previously unpublished works, and award-winning short stories, this anthology of macabre fiction explores the unseen folds of urban life, other places, and other times. From the monstrous to the psychological, these tales of fearlessly venture into the hidden world of the supernatural, where strange creatures stalk the night and eldritch investigators search for the unknown.
  • About Me

    William Jones has received Bram Stoker Award nominations, International Horror Guild Award and Origins Award nominations for his works. He is the editor of several anthologies, including The Anthology of Dark Wisdom: The Best of Dark Fiction,Frontier Cthulhu:Ancient Horrors in the New World, High Seas Cthulhu, and the Horrors Beyond Series. His book, The Strange Cases of Rudolph Pearson was selected by Editor Ellen Datlow as a "seminal" work for readers of Lovecraftian horror. He has also written a number of role-playing game supplements, and his writings have been translated into several languages. His most recent novel is Pallid Light: The Waking Dead. He lives in Michigan.
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Blood and Devotion Anthololgy

William’s story, “The Treacherry of Stone” appears in the upcoming epic fantasy anthology Blood and Devotion, edited by W. H. Horner.

The clash of steel. The scent of blood. The heat of fire from heaven. The cries of the dying and of the dead.

Brave warriors and devotees to the gods follow the paths their faiths have put before them, and when religious fervor meets skill of arms and magic, kings will fall, armies will collide, and men and women will perish for their beliefs.

Blood and Devotion contains nine short stories and novellas of epic fantasy, accompanied by art by Nicole Cardiff.

Table of Contents

Introduction by David B. Coe

“The Daughters of Desire” by Jay Lake
“In the Light of Dying Fires” by Gerard Houarner
“Hammer Song” by K. L. Van der Veer
“The Treachery of Stone” by William Jones
“The Perils of Twilight” by Peter Andrew Smith
“The Gifts of the Avalea” by I. M. McHugh
“Eye of the Destroyer” by Aliette de Bodard
“Greatshadow” by James Maxey
“Magic’s Choice” by R. W. Day

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