Free horror Kindle books for 01 Aug 17

The Hunted (free ebook) (The Darkest Hand)

by Tarn Richardson

In the bustling streets of Sarajevo in June 1914, the dead body of a priest lies, head shattered by the impact of a fall from a building high above. As the city prepares for the arrival Archduke Franz Ferdinand, grim-faced inquisitor Poldek Tacit is faced not only with the challenge of discovering why the priest has been killed but also confronting other menaces: the demon rumoured to be at large in the city and the conspirators of the Black Hand organisation who plan to assassinate the Archduke. With terrible danger only ever one step away and his private demons silenced only by strong drink, THE HUNTED introduces us to the damaged soul that is the unorthodox Catholic inquisitor Poldek Tacit. It is a world both like and unlike our own but in which the Inquisition, is alive and well yet existing in the shadows; in which history is poised to take dangerous and unpredictable paths; where evil assumes many horrific forms, from werewolves to the institutional slaughter of the trenches; and the threat to humanity (in all senses of the word) – and to love – is ever constant. THE HUNTED is the free prequel to the full length novel, THE DAMNED, the first book in Tarn Richardson’s gritty and compelling DARKEST HAND TRILOGY featuring flawed inquisitor Poldek Tacit, publishing May 2015.

The Willows

by Algernon Blackwood

The Willows is a classic horror novella famous for being influential on a number of later writers, in particular horror author H.P. Lovecraft who praised it as the finest supernatural tale in English literature. 

Two friends are taking a break from a canoe-trip down the snaking, sinuous Danube River when they discover the corpse of a peasant in the woods. When they return to their canoe the oars are missing. As night sets in, a general creeping sense of unease permeates the wild and rural setting�  

Legend and Lore: In Human Skin

by John Gray

As a boy, Lincoln saw his abusive father killed by a monster. As an adult, after years of therapy, he no longer believes in monsters. As a nihilistic recluse, he no longer believes in anything much, until a mysterious man named Mr. Clarke offers him membership of an exclusive organisation known only as ‘Lore.’

If you are wealthy and discreet, they can show you the secrets of our universe, and others too. Not content to stay on the fringes of the company, Lincoln begins to work for Lore’s Outlander unit, under Clarke’s supervision. Despite his determination to put his life in the mundane world behind him, he finds out that his past and future are not so easily separated, and soon events are set in motion that will put him and his new friends at great risk. Together, Lincoln and the Outlander unit will go on a dark odyssey into the very heart of the company…

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