April 27, 2018 by Philip Fracassi
Pleased to announce that today is the release date for my new novella —
Shiloh is now available in a brand-new trade edition — paperback and e-book — from Lovecraft eZine Press.
Shiloh is a novella about twin brothers in the American Civil War who get caught up in one of the bloodiest battles in history, only to stumble upon an alternate dimension of supernatural horror at the fringes of the bloodshed.
This edition of Shiloh also includes a bonus story: “Soda Jerk: A Sabbath Story“
Shiloh was first released in late-2017 in a fine press limited edition of 100 copies from Mount Abraxas Press (sold out), but for the first time is now widely available in a knockout trade edition.
Please note that if you buy the print edition, you get the kindle e-book for only 99 cents!
I want to thank Mike Davis at the Lovecraft eZine Press for creating the gorgeous new edition, and also thank Heather Landry for the cover art, Steve Santiago for the cover design, and Kenneth W. Cain for the interior design and formatting.
Some early praise for Shiloh:
“In Shiloh, Fracassi’s powerful, precise writing immerses the reader in the savage brutality of a Civil War battle – an exquisitely harrowing precursor to the strange horror of the tale. A masterful, mad charge into the weird.” – Jeffrey Ford
“…an exciting, terrifying blend of history, military, and horror fiction.” — Hellnotes
“Shiloh gazes into the darkness and horrors of war and discoversan even deeper threat that dwells just beyond the veil of reality.” — Shotgun Logic
“Paced at a fever pitch yet told in boldly poetic language…Shiloh captures the grotesque intimacy of battle. It’s an impressive vision of hell on earth by an accomplished literary craftsman.” — S.P. Miskowski, author of I Wish I Was Like You
“Shiloh is chilling, atmospheric, and wonderfully written.” — Unnerving Magazine
“Balancing action and atmosphere, the horror of war and supernatural horror, is where Fracassi really shines in this work.” — Signal Horizon
“…passages are brutal, vividly describing the horrors of warfare and the damage human beings can do to one another and are not for the faint of heart… a marvelous piece of writing and is, in my opinion, the author’s best work to date.” — Dark Musings UK
“I’ve been telling anyone who will listen that Fracassi is already at the level of Night Shift-era Stephen King. These two stories are solid evidence of that.” — Matthew M. Bartlett, author of Creeping Waves
For two days in the year 1862, the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War held theatre in southern Tennessee – a patch of land called Shiloh. Thousands of soldiers on both sides of the conflict lost their lives, and tens of thousands more were badly injured.
For twin brothers Henry and William, infantry soldiers in the Confederate Army, the battle held more than the horrors of war. It was a portal to something beyond mankind, where demons tread and angels fly, where the spilling of blood brings not only death, but eternal damnation.