While fleeing from neighborhood bullies, a lonely girl uncovers a dark secret buried near the abandoned ruins of a house mired in local legend. Ruth hopes the charred remains that she unearths will bring a bit of magic to her life, but she's no match for the force that dwells in this place, waiting for a chance to live again. A displaced child neglected by affluent parents and a former preacher burdened by the tragic and scandalous circumstances of his mother's death face a final reckoning at the hands of a woman with the power to summon good and evil. In the Light is the final book of the Skillute Cycle, a chronicle of one fictional town and an abiding horror that lies just beneath the surface. In the woods. In the water. Beneath the ground. The time has arrived. Something evil has come home.
About the Author
S.P. Miskowski's debut novel, KNOCK KNOCK, and her first novella, DELPHINE DODD, have been shortlisted for a Shirley Jackson Award. Both books are part of THE SKILLUTE CYCLE, which includes two more novellas: ASTORIA and IN THE LIGHT. All four books are published by Omnium Gatherum Media. Rated by Black Static book critic Peter Tennant as "one of the most interesting and original writers to emerge in recent years," Miskowski has written short stories published in Supernatural Tales, Horror Bound Magazine, Identity Theory, The Absent Willow Review, New Times, Fine Madness, Other Voices, and the anthology Detritus. Her work has received a Swarthout Award and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. Raised on Flannery O'Connor, Edgar Allan Poe, and public television in Decatur, Georgia, Miskowski now lives in California with her husband, fantasy and sci-fi author Cory J. Herndon. For a review of KNOCK KNOCK and DELPHINE DODD, and an extensive author interview, see BLACK STATIC #33.