By Charles Williams
In post-Blitz London, humanity’s final desire of defeating a strong magician’s insidious plans lies with a ghost trapped in a surreal urban of the dead
in the course of global conflict II, quickly after Ms. Lester Furnival married her loved Richard, she died in an coincidence. Now she wanders the darkish and lonely streets along with her pal Evelyn. An empty replicate photograph of the London she as soon as knew, town is a spot the place time has misplaced its ideas and constitution, and the place Lester can trap heartbreaking glimpses of the realm she left behind.
yet all isn't really good within the realm of the residing. the opposite London has fallen below the sway of the magus Simon Leclerc, a grasp of black magic and necromancy who might sacrifice the soul of his personal daughter within the pursuit of final energy. along with her widowed husband entangled within the sorcerer’s poisonous net besides an enigmatic artist who can paint merely the reality, Lester needs to by some means thwart Leclerc’s malevolent plan if she is to discover salvation—for the evil necromancer wants not anything below overall dominion over either worlds.
A ghost tale in contrast to the other, All Hallows’ Eve is the ultimate novel by way of the amazing Charles Williams, whose fabulous literary tours into the religious and supernatural nation-states stay unsurpassed greater than six a long time after his dying. Williams used to be arguably the main creatively bold and bold of Oxford’s famed Inklings, the literary society that integrated such notables as C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Owen Barfield, and his chilling, breathtaking, and deeply felt fiction continues to be the ultimate for provocative and clever modern myth.
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A man who might have been well-to-do on ten acres in Europe was rat-poor on two thousand in California. It wasn’t very long until all the land in the barren hills near King City and San Ardo was taken up, and ragged families were scattered through the hills, trying their best to scratch a living from the thin flinty soil. They and the coyotes lived clever, despairing, submarginal lives. They landed with no money, no equipment, no tools, no credit, and particularly with no knowledge of the new country and no technique for using it.
After a while,” said Cyrus, “you’ll think no thought the others do not think. You’ll know no word the others can’t say. And you’ll do things because the others do them. ” Adam demanded. “Yes,” said Cyrus, “sometimes that happens. Once in a while there is a man who won’t do what is demanded of him, and do you know what happens? The whole machine devotes itself coldly to the destruction of his difference. They’ll beat your spirit and your nerves, your body and your mind, with iron rods until the dangerous difference goes out of you.
Charles won’t be going,” Cyrus said. ” “Only outside on his skin,” said Cyrus. “Not inside. Charles is not afraid so he could never learn anything about courage. He does not know anything outside himself so he could never gain the things I’ve tried to explain to you. To put him in an army would be to let loose things which in Charles must be chained down, not let loose. ” He stopped, frightened at what he had said, afraid of the rage or the contempt or the violence his words might let loose.
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel by Charles Williams