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Summer of Night (Aspect Fantasy)by Dan Simmons
Synopses & Reviews
It's the summer of 1960 and in the small town of Elm Haven, Illinois, five twelve-year-old boys are forging the powerful bonds that a lifetime of change will not break. But amid the sun-drenched cornfields and the sly flirtations of the local young girls, that loyalty will be pitilessly tested. From the silent depths of the Old Central School, a hulking fortress tinged with the mahogany scent of coffins, an invisible evil is emerging. And now Mike, Duane, Dale, Harlen, and Kevin must wage a fraternal war of blood — against an arcane abomination who stalks the hours after dark...
"Simmons's slow and careful introduction of the elements of evil builds credibility and moves to a high-pitched intensity." Publishers Weekly
"A superior read in the genre." Kirkus Reviews
"An outstandingly eerie and truly horrifying tale, a page-turner of the first order." Dallas Times Herald
"Impressive...combines beautiful writing and suspense into a book for which Dan Simmons deserves the bestseller status of Stephen King and Dean Koontz." Denver Post
"One can only wonder what Simmons will do next, now that he's shown us he can do everything the best writers in horror and science fiction can do." Philadelphia Inquirer
"Summer of Night is a powerful horror novel, graphic without explicitness, well-written without obvious stylistic tricks....This is a writer who not only makes big promises, but keeps them." Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"One of those rare must-read books. I am in awe of Dan Simmons." Stephen King
"For those of us to whom good writing is everything, the name Dan Simmons bears great weight." Harlan Ellison
In the summer of 1960 in Elm Haven, Illinois, five 12-year-old boys forge the powerful bonds that a lifetime of change will not break. An ancient, sinister evil lurks in the dark, and when a long-silent bell peals in the middle of the deepest night, the people know it marks the beginning of terror. Now Mike, Duane, Dale, Harlen, and Kevin must wage a fraternal war of blood against an arcane abomination.
About the Author
Dan Simmons won the World Fantasy Award for his novel Song of Kali. He is the author of Carrion Comfort and Lovedeath.
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