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Les Daniels – The Black Castle

Posted by demonik on November 13, 2011

Les Daniels – The Black Castle (Sphere, 1980)

In the shadow of the black castle the witches have met. And by sunrise their pagan rites and identities are known to the Grand Inquisitor. Soon a beautiful woman will be consigned to the flames of Hell.
For Don Diego, and his brother, all has gone according to plan. Don Diego has proved his faith to God. Sebastian has served his own dark master. The living and the undead have joined forces to spin a web of perfect evil.
Then, as the beautiful sinner’s life hangs in the balance, Sebastian conceives an unearthly passion for her body ‑ and her soul. Brother must fight brother in a terrifying struggle for control of the demonic powers housed within THE BLACK CASTLE.

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Theodore Sturgeon – Some Of Your Blood

Posted by demonik on December 17, 2009

Theodore Sturgeon – Some Of Your Blood (Sphere, 1967: Originally Ballantine, US, 1963)



Behaviour: Dangerous
Psychosis: Unclassified violent

The “hero” of this extraordinary novel is a monster, a fiend, a warped and twisted creature with an insane craving for human blood.
Yet the monster is also a human being – and it is Theodore Sturgeon’s peculiar talent that he makes us understand how his mind works, and why he is what he is ….

“Sturgeon makes completely credible a not unprecedented but still astonishing case of extreme criminal psychosis – one of the season’s most absorbing books” – New York Times.

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Les Daniels – The Silver Skull

Posted by demonik on June 2, 2009

Les Daniels – The Silver Skull (Sphere, 1983)




Into the fabulous realms of sixteenth-century Mexico came Alfonso Martinez, a Spanish alchemist, in search of the legendary Aztec gold. And with the aid of the silver skull of Don Sebastian de Villanueva – wizard, vampire, explorer of earth’s dark mysteries – he held the key to the New World’s secrets.
Then the skull fell into the hands of a virgin priestess, the sensuous leader of an Aztec cult. And in awesome scenes of occult ritual and bloody human sacrifice, Don Sebastian was brought back to life. So began an unholy alliance as vampire and priestess joined forces, summoning all the dread powers of Evil at their command to destroy the army led by Cortes…

THE SILVER SKULL is a masterpiece of blood-chilling terror which ranks with DRACULA and FRANKENSTEIN for sheer compelling horror.
Don’t miss Les Daniels’s other horror classic: THE BLACK CASTLE — Also available in Sphere Books

See also the Silver Skull thread on Vault Of Evil

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