Today in Clifton Heights, a farmer desperate to improve on last year's poor crops discovers a box of old books at the landfill, and among them an ancient journal offering planting advice not found in any Farmer's Almanac known to modern man... "Kevin Lucia's writing is both scary and smart, a lethal cocktail that makes for mesmerizing storytelling." -- Tosca Lee, New YorkToday in Clifton Heights, a farmer desperate to improve on last year's poor crops discovers a box of old books at the landfill, and among them an ancient journal offering planting advice not found in any Farmer's Almanac known to modern man... "Kevin Lucia's writing is both scary and smart, a lethal cocktail that makes for mesmerizing storytelling." -- Tosca Lee, New York Times Bestselling Author of Demon: A Memoir "Lucia is a true craftsman of the horror story, with a fine sense of the genre's best traditions." --Norman Prentiss, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Invisible Fences and The Fleshless Man "Lucia writes tales that stick with you, that are memorable. And believe me, they are the best kind." -- Bram Stoker Award Winning Author, USA Today Bestseller Tom Monteleone...
|Title||:||the way of ah tzenul a clifton heights tale|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||44 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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the way of ah tzenul a clifton heights tale Reviews
A stand-alone Clifton Heights story by author Kevin Lucia--I can't get enough from this place!Highly recommended!
3.5 rounded up. It's a short story, or maybe a novelette. I won't say much about it. Farmer finds an old book called "The Way of Ah-Tzenul" that's filled with decidedly unconventional farming advice. So yeah, not an innocuous little almanac. It's not like it's called The Way of Fred or something. Sinister stuff goes down. I like the voice and the humor in this one, and it's got a fun ending.
A doctor checks on a farmer and his wife only to hear a strange tale about a book.This is a creepy little short story. I am not sure how they figure page counts for the kindle. They say 29 pages but I figure closer to 45. There isn't a lot of surprises in this story. It's more of a slow build to the surprise at the end.The farmer describes himself as someone who didn't get a lot of formal education but still enjoys reading. This makes him have some intelligence even if he talks a little rough. There is one minor thing about the way he talked that bothered me slightly. He would add 'n to words but it didn't always mean the same thing. It could be and (this'n and that), than (more'n he wanted), or an (like'n old man). Nothing major but a little annoying.This would be a good story to read around Halloween. No gore and almost no bad language but some adult situations.
Another spell-binding book by Lucia! In the town of Clifton Heights bad see to always happen. This tale is no different! The Way of Ah-Tzenul is the tale of a doctor who is called to a farm to help out a farmer and his wife. Little does he know the dark and twisted tale he is about to hear about this unique Farmer's Almanac that the farmer had found and the chilling discovery in the garden. Bravo!
Clifton Heights is just another messed up fictional town that I would never, ever wish to visit. I love Mr. Lucia's writing and this tale was a humdinger! Now on to his next book. Yep, I'd recommend this story and author.
Creepiness reigns supreme...Loved this short story! If Lovecraft had grown up on a rural farm, I believe this is what would have been produced.Though not exactly cosmic in scope, dealing with an ancient god who requires blood sacrifice to make crops grow isn't exactly your typical horror tale, either.I loved the mention of Lovecraft and Chambers, and how their works affected the old farmer. I want to know more about his little collection of esoteric books that gives his wife the heebie-jeebies. And I would love to know how those Ah-Tzenul Jack-o'-lanterns turned out for Halloween. I want to read more about Clifton Heights and it's creepy goings-on. Well done, Mr. Lucia. 4 1/2 stars.