THE DARK CARNIVAL
In this anthology, several authors and illustrators explore the dark and hidden dangers that lie within a carnival that has come to town. But it is no ordinary carnival. It’s The Dark Carnival.
And when The Dark Carnival comes to town, there’s no promise that anyone can leave…alive.
Excerpt from THE DEVIL’S GAME:
We passed the game booths and entered a darkened alleyway. The Devil’s Game sat where it always had, in a far corner away from the lights and noise. Red silk lanterns festooned the ancient wagon, swaying, twirling, their beaded tassels click clacking and tinkling. A crowd had gathered before it.
Within, I saw the hanging puppets swinging and the wooden wheel spinning with its hideous spinning dolls, and in the center of it all loomed the Puppet Master.
Jessica shivered beside me. “That old man gives me the creeps,” she whispered.
Only he wasn’t the old man I remembered from years before. In fact, he wasn’t an old man at all, but a young one. A beautiful and deadly young man. His hair glittered black as jet under a black top hat and his eyes gleamed gold as an autumn leaf. When I met his stare, cunning and beckoning with seductive promise, he grinned, only his grin was more than a grin, it stretched wide open and wicked. He pulled aside the lapel of his red frock coat and on his black and white striped shirt a sticker read: Hello, my name is Lucien.