Leo remembers little of his past. Desperate for a new life, he snatches up the first job to come along. On his second day, he witnesses a murder, and the Shadow Fabric – a malevolent force that controls the darkness – takes the body and vanishes with it.
Determined to get answers, Leo has no idea where to turn. Revelations come in the most unlikely places, and secrets of witchcraft and ancient artefacts unfold. In particular, a device used in the 17th century to extract evil from witches proves key to his discoveries. With these truths long hidden from humankind, his memory unravels. Not only haunted by the past, a sinister presence within the darkness threatens Leo's existence and he soon doubts everything and everyone...including himself.
The relentless and destructive power of the Shadow Fabric compels Leo to fight not only this growing darkness, but also the entity beneath the Fabric's surface. While these supernatural horrors rage and his world crumbles, Leo must confront his past before he can embrace his future. But the future may not exist.
THE SHADOW FABRIC is a modern-day story revealing the unknown history of witchcraft and the true cause of the Great Fire of London. A subtle horror novel of sins, shadows, and the reanimated dead.
A bestselling supernatural thriller by Mark Cassell.
"Mark Cassell has a remarkable way with words and is a riveting storyteller and weaver of dark tales. The horror elements were both unnerving and raw, chilling in some scenes; leaving me wanting to find out more yet dare to tread deeper and find the secrets of the Fabric." - Five-star reviewer.
Interview with the author:
Where in the hell did you come up with the scenes for this? It is very involved and imaginative.
MC: I laid out plans from the very start, knowing the beginning and end, and wanted to avoid every cliché there was. It took time. Some scenes were lifted straight from dreams whereas others took a great deal of shaping. For instance, I needed to develop a device with which to stitch the Shadow Fabric, and even after creating a 17th-century hourglass complete with wrist harness, I still had the issue of bringing it into the 21st century. When it came to precisely how the stitching occurs, that's when I truly had fun.
So none of this is taken from anything similar in legends or folklore? This is all out of your imagination?
MC: Entirely from my noodle, yes. I think that's why it took so damn long to lay down the groundwork. I think I scribbled and scrawled more than I ended up typing, no joke. I didn't realise it at first but as the plot evolved, it was necessary to reshape witchcraft and demonology into something more than a standalone novel.
Burdizzo Books, Corpus Press, Crystal Lake Publishing,
Dark Terror Publications, EyeCue Productions, Future Chronicles, KJK Publishing, Lafcadio Press, Matt Shaw Publications, Scimitar Press
Severed Press, Shadows at the Door Publishing
Sinister Horror Company
Sirens Call Publications
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This is a revised edition of a book previously published as Beneath The Watery Moon.
Suitable for readers over 18 only. This book contains graphic scenes and of acts of violence which some readers may find disturbing.
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