Songs of Dreaming Gods
SONGS OF DREAMING GODS is the story of a house. In this one you will find creepy china dolls, a haunted lavatory, some hippies, some large, nasty ratty things, a chess board, a reaper, some cops, the great beyond, the other great beyond, and a lot of singing.
SONGS OF DREAMING GODS is the story of a house. In this one you'll find creepy china dolls, a haunted lavatory, some hippies, some large, nasty ratty things, a chess board, a reaper, some cops, the great beyond, the other great beyond, and a lot of singing.
It sits on a corner block on a hill in St. John's, Newfoundland, in one of the oldest cities in North America, a non descript, three storey wooden cube, going slowly to seed.
When local cops, John Green, Janis Lodge and Todd Wiggins are sent to investigate a multiple murder on the top floor of the property, they start opening doors and uncovering secrets. But like peeling the layers off an onion, each door opened only leads them deeper into the mystery.
There are houses like this all over the world, and those who suffer are drawn to them, as John, Janis and Todd have been drawn.
They have found their way in.
Can they find their way out again? And at what cost?
Songs of Dreaming Gods is decidedly different from the haunted house canon. What it is isnít important. What is important is the telling of the story and layering of both the house and characters. Once the characters dig deeper in the house, and themselves, the reality they knew cannot be retrieved. All they can hope for is to escape with whatever the house allows them.A fast read, a good read, Meikleís latest is a welcome addition. Recommended reading. - Cemetery Dance
Songs of Dreaming Gods is certainly a bridge worth crossing. The world that waits on the other side is interesting, imaginative, and, above all, entertaining. - Ginger Nuts of Horror
This story draws you in and you feel the oppression of the house. The repetitive song He Sleeps in the Depths really plays with your mind and I had it running through my head for days. The ending tied up the story perfectly. - Terror Tree
If weird fiction should end with you less certain of the world and how it works, this is definitely weird fiction. This is one of those times the unexplained works in a storyís favor, where itís best to see the wave-probabilities of plot rationales, their ambiguities and mysteries, rather than have them collapsed into a neat package by the author. - MarzAat