He saw towers and walls in nighted depths under the sea, and vortices of space where wisps of black mist floated before thin shimmerings of cold purple haze. And beyond all else he glimpsed an infinite gulf of darkness, where solid and semi-solid forms were known only by their windy stirrings, and cloudy patterns of force seemed to superimpose order on chaos and hold forth a key to all the paradoxes and arcana of the worlds we know.
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We are a channel honoring the yellowed and blackened bones of many prominent authors. We will be digging up several obscure, strange, and forgotten authors who influenced many of the great horror, science fiction, and fantasy writer’s today.
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“The Haunter of the Dark” is a horror short story by H. P. Lovecraft, written in November 1935 and published in the December 1936 edition of Weird Tales (Vol. 28, No. 5, p. 538–53). It was the last story written of the author’s known works. And most certainly is part of the Cthulhu Mythos.
Please note the atmospheric epigraph of “The Haunter of the Dark”. It is the second stanza of Lovecraft’s 1917 poem “Nemesis”. We’ll be narrating that one soon.
The story is a sequel to “The Shambler from the Stars”, by Robert Bloch. Bloch wrote a third story in the sequence, “The Shadow from the Steeple”, in 1950.
The story focuses on Robert Blake a writer with an interest in the occult who becomes fascinated by a large disused church on Federal Hill. His researches reveal that the church has a sinister history involving a cult called the Church of Starry Wisdom. The cult and church are dreaded by the locals as being haunted by ancient evil.
What is the sinister history of the Church of Starry Wisdom? Can Blake discover the secret of the ancient stone artifact known as the “Shining Trapezohedron” before it is too late? Will Blake’s interference inadvertently summon a horrifying entity?