"Everyone carries a shadow," wrote analyst Carl Jung,
"and the less it is embodied in the individual's conscious life, the blacker and
denser it is."
Few of us see the shadow with any clarity. Turn around for a peek, it slips away.
Our violent, sexually tinged fantasies are indulged regularly in darkened theaters,
savored in eerie prose, celebrated in song, sometimes reluctantly encountered within
the depths of a reccurring nightmare. When we do look hard at one, long enough to
recognize it as our own, the experience can challenge reality. We can then choose
to become wiser as a result--or spin totally out of control . . .
How many fragments of a shattered mirror could you examine and still survive?
In this collection, his first in nearly ten years, award winning author Harry
Shannon gives us twenty-three short stories, some published here for the first
Dark Regions Press is proud to present "A Host of Shadows."
— CEMETERY DANCE
"Shannon is a writer who is not afraid to walk into the shadows and drag the
things living there kicking and screaming into the light."
— BRIAN KEENE
"Harry Shannon takes age-old themes and gives them a new and fearsome bite.
Vividly realized, his writing is controlled, assured, and filled with the kind
of spooky atmosphere that used to make you hide your head under the bedcovers
on wind-wracked nights."
— TOM PICCIRILLI
"A literary muscle rarely seen in the horror field these days; in fact, the last
time I can remember reading novels that were both this action-packed and this
smart was in the heyday of Robert McCammon. Shannon is a writer of incredible
energy who never blinks his eye for detail."
— GARY A. BRAUNBECK