Charles Dexter Ward was an older teen just about to go into college when he discovered that Joseph Corwin was an ancestor of his. Joseph Corwin was a man infamous in the Rhode Island area of being a mystic and playing with devil's magic. Corwin's suspected dalliance with magic and the dead lead to his own death by the hands of the townspeople.
Charles was so enamored with the mysteries surrounding Corwin that he began to study everything he could find about his ancestor. This led him to start practicing the same magic and calling up the undead as Corwin had in previous centuries.
This book is about Charles and his family's efforts to call Charles back from the abyss of the magic he was so detrimentally playing with.
This book was fun to read as I never really imagined people from 100 years ago writing tales of horror. I think my next Lovecraft book will have to be a science fiction one!
Rating: 8 / 10
Publisher: Creation Oneiros Books
Edition: E-Book Edition
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