THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY BOOK CLUB Harbors Known Practitioners of Magic

the necromancer's house
~post by Steve(n)

The spells and enchantments protecting the Nightmare Factory Book Club from malevolent interlopers are as powerful as they are horrifying. If a malfeasant spy intrudes upon our discussion of The Necromancer’s House by Christopher Buehlman on Tuesday October 21st at 8:00 p.m., for example, their arms will become spider’s arms, which shall rend their own flesh as their abdomen ruptures from undischarged webbing and their neck goes necrotic with venom.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of our witchcraft is as useless as it is confusing, horrifying, and powerful. Look behind you right now. You just missed it. Don’t worry about it. It was the space opossum that we summoned from the future’s past to destroy and remake the galaxy with its crystalline digestive enzymes. It’s always behind you, it’s intermittently invisible, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Our bad.

To protest our established hexes or propose some of your own, simply appear at BookPeople on Tuesday October 21st at 8:00 p.m. in the cafe, where nothing is quite what it seems. There and then, the supremely powerful Nightmare Factory Book Club will be holding council to pass judgment on The Necromancer’s House by Christopher Buehlman.

The home of Andrew Ranulf Blankenship is a sacred space, and only those whom he trusts may enjoy its hidden charms. When a trickster demon crosses an ancient evil by way of a restless spirit, however, the necromancer must command every ounce-and-a-half of self control he possesses over his debauched past if he is to have a future to enjoy. Every color of magic blurs into the ink of The Necromancer’s House to create a mythological melange that extrudes chimeras fully formed from its pages. Christopher Buehlman, a traveling minstrel and insult-master general by trade, grinds the English language to make his book in a lyrical pandemonium of ever-escalating horror with a heart.

The Nightmare Factory Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 8:00 p.m. in BookPeople’s cafe to discuss everything exciting about literary horror fiction and beyond. Having read and loved Christopher Buehlman’s previous two offerings, Those Across the River and Between Two Fires, we couldn’t be more delighted to let him back into our psyches with The Necromancer’s House.

Meet us this Tuesday October 21st at 8:00 p.m. to see what the screams are all about.

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