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A legend ancient and dark, one slowly gaining substance, a terrifying reality.

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   Afterglow Dust by Amos Keppler

        One story of The Nine


   352 tightly spaced pages. Hardcover edition. ISBN 978-82-91693-16-3

   Release date June 21, 2014.

   Sales price US $37.50, Europe €31, UK £25 (probably considerably less on some online stores). 136 000 words


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   She has died a million times…

   Someone is stalking her. She knows this, knows it at the edge of her vision, where nothing really is seen, only dreamed. Her nightmares give her no peace. She turns and looks behind her. There is nothing there her eyes can see. But in the wind she can hear the wailing cry, the cry of Death. Sniffing that wind, she can smell the blood in her nostrils.
   There is truth in flesh, they say… and there is truth in that. But there is also substance in what cannot be seen, cannot be touched. Claws and fangs cut ceaselessly through the night, looking for her. A silent cry is heard in the dark.
   Someone… or something is stalking her.

   She remembers a kind touch and a slap in the face, and hardly anything else.
   Kathryn Caldwell is Afterglow, a woman of undetermined age, a strange creature wandering the dark corners of the world. Something happened to her once, something horrible, something she can never forget or put out of her mind. It is haunting her every second of her dark days, every moment of her pitiful sleep. She has become an empty shell, a pale imitation of the human being she once was. Long ago, as she measures time, she lost everything valuable in a human being, saw it fall through a crack, irreversible, never to be found again.
   So she is wandering the darkened streets of the modern world, aimlessly, adrift, hardly ever seen, hardly ever there. People cannot see her, but she is there, present in their daily lives, an open wound that will never close.
   No one is safe for Afterglow...



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First night on the web 2014-06-21

Updated 2016-02-15

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