Every year on his birthday, Ned Dunstan is cursed with visions of horror committed by a savage figure he calls "Mr. X". This year, Ned's visions will become flesh and blood.
A dreadful premonition brings Ned home to find his mother on her deathbed. She reveals the never-before-disclosed name of his father and warns him of grave danger. Driven by a desperate sense of need, Ned explores his dark past and the astonishing legacy of his kin. Accused of violent crimes he has not committed and pursued by a shadowy twin, Ned enters a hidden world of ominous mysteries, where he must confront his deepest nightmares....
©2010 Peter Straub (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
A better paced story... this seems to crawl and ramble nowhere in particular.
That Peter Strab wrote it. I always seem to have a problem with his writing. But a friend told me this was about a character who had dealings with H. P. Lovecraft like beings...and I LOVE H. P. Lovecraft. Thought I'd give Peter one more try. But, I'm still fighting my way through Peter's weird writing style to figure out just what the heck is gong on.
The reader was very good. Very dramatic.
I do so very much LOVE all the "Eldar Gods" mythos stuff. I dig all the under dog becomes the razor clawed leather winged destroyer of the human race.
Perhaps I will give it another try...
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