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This is a brilliant anthology of 25 stories that will capture the hearts and imagination of anyone who grew up like I did on a diet of Boys Own Adventures, Alan Quatermaine and other tales of derring-do. Grab a copy of this book and let your imagination run free for time.
 
--Ginger Nuts of Horror, book reviews: thegingernutcase.blogspot.com.


As a boy, some of my favorite stories were those of lost lands and civilizations... Eric J. Guignard brings back a bit of that magic with Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations, an anthology mixing the values of pulp fiction with contemporary standards of fresh description...
 
--Steve Rasnic Tem, Author of Deadfall Hotel, amongst others. m-s-tem.com


...Most of the stories are written in a suggestive style, relying on the reader's own imagination to take the plunge from speculation to horror. This element keeps the collection rooted in the possible, making it scarier, perhaps, than the current saturation of seductive monster-based and slasher fiction.

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Sheila Shedd, Monster Librarian

About the Author

Eric J. Guignard writes dark and speculative fiction from the outskirts of Los Angeles.
 
His stories and articles may be found in magazines, journals, anthologies, and any other media that will print him. He's a member of the Horror Writer's Association, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Of America, and the International Thriller Writers. Recent magazine publications include "Buzzy Magazine", "Beware the Dark", and "Stupefying Stories".
 
As an editor, he's published the anthologies, "Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations" and "After Death...", the latter of which won the 2013 Bram Stoker Award®. Read his novella, "Baggage of Eternal Night" (a finalist for the 2014 International Thriller Award), and watch for many more forthcoming books, including "Chestnut 'Bo" (TBP 2015).
 
Visit Eric at: ericjguignard.com, his blog: ericjguignard.blogspot.com, or Twitter: @ericjguignard.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Moon Books; 1st edition (March 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983433593
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983433590
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,060,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Resa on June 29, 2012
Format: Paperback
I was first approached to review this anthology for my e-zine Zombie Coffee, and initially I was a little wary about it. History has never been my favorite subject, which led to historical fiction being one of my least favorite genres. Still, I decided to give this anthology a try because something about it intrigued me, and I'm very glad I continued reading because there are some gems in this book I'm glad I had the chance to discover.

Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations is a horror/speculative fiction anthology that focuses on lost civilizations and unanswered mysteries. Have you ever wondered what happened to the lost city of Atlantis? Wondered what power erased whole civilizations from the face of the ancient world? Considered that some ancient powers aren't lost but just dormant? If so than this is the anthology for you. You'll find a wide array of authors from the popular names you'll recognize, to the lesser known, to the newly published. I have to admit there were some stories I didn't like personally, but all the stories are well written and diverse. That's my favorite thing about anthologies, while you may not like everything there's something for everyone.

Here are a few of my favorites:

"The Nightmare Orchestra" by Chelsea Armstrong takes nightmares to a personal level. What if the things which populate our nightmares used to live out in the real world? Well, Armstrong answers that question in a well crafted short story that will have you waking up in the middle of the night for new reasons...

"The Small, Black God" by Caw Miller takes you on an adventure in newly discovered ruins where the black god of ego begins to call to the scholars unearthing the ruins.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By David L. Brzeski on April 14, 2013
Format: Paperback
This review is based on a review copy that I received in my capacity as a regular book reviewer for the British Fantasy Society website.

Being, as I am, a huge fan of H. Rider Haggard and the like, I came to this collection with high expectations. That's not to say that this book is limited to stories set in ancient lost cities, found in the remote, unexplored regions of the world. It has a much wider remit than that.
The collection starts strongly with, 'Angel of Destruction', a short tale of the birth of an immortal evil at the fall of Assyria. Cynthia D. Witherspoon is one of a number of writers, unfamiliar to me, who I'll be watching out for in the future.
I was on more familiar ground with 'The Door Beyond the Water', by David Tallerman. Readers will likely recognise the Lovecraftian nature of this excellent story of ancient evil influencing men through dreams, but it also has much of Dunsany, Chambers and Hodgson about it, all of whom were, of course, huge influences on HPL.
Michael G. Cornelius' 'Directions' is a little gem, which has gone on my personal shortlist of best short stories of 2012 for when the time for awards nominations comes around. It does stretch the boundaries of the collection a bit, but this tale of how the witches of Oz met their individual ends and how their destinies failed to live up to their expectations is an absolute delight.
One of the real lost civilizations we revisit in the book is that of the Aztecs. In 'Quetzalcoatl's Conquistador', by Jamie Lackey, we find out what happens when the feathered sepent himself possesses the Spanish explorer, Hernán Cortés. Naturally, subsequent events take a different path to that recorded in our history books.
'Königreich der Sorge (Kingdom of Sorrow), by C.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Peter D. Schwotzer on September 25, 2012
Format: Paperback
I was very intrigued when Eric contacted me and asked if I would be interested in reviewing his anthology "Dark Tales Of Lost Civilizations". Ever since I was a young boy and read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World" I have been fascinated by lost civilizations. The thought of discovering a lost world, especially as a boy, was and still is terribly exciting to me.

I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality and depth of the stories in this collection. Did I like every story...well...no, but such is the case with most anthologies I read. I always have my favorites and some I don't enjoy quite so much. But this in no way takes away from the book. I found the stories to be very well written, filled with interesting characters and places.

If you love tales of lost civilizations you would be hard pressed to find a better group of tales gathered in one place.

That being said, here are a few of my favorites from the book;

Directions by Michael G. Cornelius; This was my favorite story in the collection. For those of you who follow my reviews and know me know how much of an influence "The Wicked Witch Of The West" had on shaping my love of being scared, horror and monsters.

This is a simply fabulous take on the Oz Witches mythos and is one of the best short stories I've read this year.

Königreich der Sorge (Kingdom of Sorrow) by C. Deskin Rink; A really great story of the Nazi's unquenchable search for power and what they discover. A really frightening tale of desecration and evil better left undisturbed.

The Nightmare Orchestra by Chelsea Armstrong; A first time published author presents a terrifying and unique look at the dreams that haunt us.

The Funeral Procession by Jay R.
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