This novel struck all the right chords with me. A heady brew steeped in legendary monsters, demons, black arts, profane books, and Cthulhu mythos, this novel unfolds with the atmosphere of a timeless Hammer film---if Bram Stoker and H.P. Lovecraft combined their talents to write the script. Talley really pulls this one off masterfully. It is easy to see why it got Bram Stoker Award attention. The stories are compelling and the language and texture of the prose makes it easy to forget that this book wasn't written 100 years ago.
Highest recommendation. One of my favorite books of the year.