The Promise of Plague Wolves
OCCULT FICTION | FOLK HORROR | HISTORICAL SETTING
Two plagues rage across the countryside—one is smallpox, but even this dread disease pales in contrast to the other, more mysterious ailment afflicting the countryside—a monstrous brood of spirit-led changelings emerging from the earth to prey on all they find. Into this malefic maelstrom enters Dorin Toth, famed occultist and his faithful greyhound companion, Vinegar Tom, to delve into the darkness, tasked with finding the source of the eldritch epidemic. But can Toth and Tom prevail against the blights that they uncover?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Coy Hall lives in West Virginia, where he splits time as an author and professor of history. As a historian, he studies Medieval and Early Modern Europe. History influences his fiction, with many of his stories set in the distant past—sometimes the real past, sometimes an imagined one, but most often a mix of the two.
Other influences include authors Philip K. Dick, Raymond Chandler, Fritz Leiber, M.R. James, Chester Himes, and Shirley Jackson. Radio drama series like Inner Sanctum Mysteries and CBS Radio Mystery Theater, and films such as Nosferatu (1922) and The Black Cat (1934) have also shaped his storytelling.
His books include Grimoire of the Four Impostors (2021) and The Hangman Feeds the Jackal: A Gothic Western (2022).
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- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 978-1-944286-68-2
Also available as an ebook.