Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons

By Dan Simmons

"CARRION convenience is likely one of the 3 maximum horror novels of the 20 th century. uncomplicated as that." —Stephen King

"Epic in scale and scope yet in detail traumatic, CARRION convenience spans the a long time to rewrite background and tug on the very cloth of fact. A nightmarish chronicle of predator and prey that may shatter your global view ceaselessly. a real classic." —Guillermo del Toro

"CARRION COMFORT is one of many scariest books ever written. each time i am getting the query requested Who's your favourite writer? my solution is often Dan Simmons." —James Rollins

"One of the few significant reinventions of the vampire idea, on a par with Jack Finney's Invasion of the physique Snatchers, Richard Matheson's I Am Legend, and Stephen King's Salem's Lot. —David Morrell

THE PAST... stuck in the back of the traces of Hitler's ultimate resolution, Saul Laski is likely one of the multitudes destined to die within the infamous Chelmno extermination camp. until eventually he rises to fulfill his destiny and reveals himself nose to nose with an evil some distance older, and much larger, than the Nazi's themselves...

THE PRESENT... forced by way of the come upon to outlive in any respect expenditures, so starts off a trip that for Saul will span many years and go continents, plunging into the darkest corners of twentieth century background to bare a mystery society of beings who may well usually exist in the back of the world's so much terrible and violent occasions. Killing from a distance, and by way of darkly manipulative proxy, they're individuals with the psychic skill to 'use' people: learn their minds, subjugate them to their wills, adventure via their senses, feed off their feelings, strength them to acts of unspeakable aggression. every year, 3 of the main robust of this hidden order meet to debate their ongoing crusade of brought on bloodshed and planned destruction. yet this reunion, anything will pass extraordinarily incorrect. Saul's quest is ready to arrive its elusive item, drawing hunter and hunted alike right into a fight that might plumb the depths of mankind's charm to violence, and be certain the way forward for the realm itself...

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I did not even glance at him, and as he shouted the order to raise the ramp and cast off and the boat slid away from the bank into the glittering morning, I realized that I did not like him at all. My soldier had saved bread and beer for me. I sat in the shade of the prow and ate and drank with no appetite while Aswat and its sheltering vegetation slid away behind us and the desert swept around the few fields and isolated palms remaining. The next village was of course not far away, but as I brushed the breadcrumbs from my knees and drained the last of the beer, a weight of loneliness descended on me and I fervently wished this assignment to be over.

But your father is at work as usual. ” I had indeed forgotten that the females of the family had decamped to our little house on the borders of the Fayum lake to escape the worst heat of Shemu, and would not come back to Pi-Ramses until the end of next month, Paophi, when everyone hoped the river would be rising. I felt momentarily dislocated. “I have two days’ leave,” I answered him, shrugging off my sword belt and handing him my kit together with the sandals I had also slipped off. “Please do have my couch made up, and find Setau.

He said briskly. ” He rose. “I managed to obtain antimony on the last trip,” he went on, changing the subject completely, “and a large amount of sage herb from Keftiu. The Sabaeans sold my caravan Steward a small quantity of yellow powder they call ginger. I have no idea to what use it may be put. I am going to visit the Seer in person after the sleep. ” Coming around the desk, he slapped me heartily on the back. “You stink,” he said amiably. “Take a bath, a mug of beer and a rest. If you have the energy, dictate a letter to your mother and sisters in the Fayum.

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