WILD, DARK TIMES
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About The Book:
Title: WILD, DARK TIMES
Author: Austin Case
Pub. Date: July 23, 2019
Publisher: Liminal Books (Between the Lines Publishing)
Formats: Paperback, eBook
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It’s the summer of 2012 and Elizabeth Megalos is a disillusioned art-school grad getting by as a bank teller in St. Louis. One evening, she’s attacked by a possessed coworker and saved by a mysterious, wise-cracking sorcerer named Eddy. He drags Elizabeth and Hugh—a skeptical scholar of the occult—to Europe, where he introduces them to his three magical celebrity friends. Once there, Eddy explains the group’s mission: preventing a Demiurge—a creature out of Gnostic Christian mythology—from fulfilling the visions of doom in the Book of Revelation. The Demiurge has been drawing power from the misguided beliefs in the Mayan apocalypse and is set to start the destruction on Dec. 21st, 2012. Through ritual magic and a series of psychedelic experiences, the group learns that Elizabeth is the key to taking down the Demiurge, though she can’t imagine how she will be the one to stop Armageddon.
What is on your nightstand?
So, I have books on and beneath my nightstand and I’ll go ahead and include the lot.
- Hermetica by Brian Coppenhaver Trans.
- The Orphic Hymns by Athanassakis et. al. Trans.
- The New Oxford Annotated Bible
- The Way of Lau Tzu: Tao-te Ching Wing-Tsit Chan Trans.
- Three Books of Occult Philosophy by Heinrich Cornelius Agrrippa van Nettesheim. James Freake Trans. Donald Tyson Ed. And Ann.
- The Poetic Edda Carolyne Larrington Trans.
- The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation. Hans Dieter Betz Trans.
- The Ticket that Exploded by William S. Burroughs
- Down Below by Leonora Carrington
Never really got past my background in Religious Studies. :b J
What author would you totally fan?
E. Schwab and Lev Grossman are two authors I adore that come to mind
What makes you cringe?
When it comes to stories of any kind, I hate seeing plot holes and inconsistencies within the narrative’s particular reality. It’s one of those things that can ruin otherwise enjoyable fiction for me.
Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
I’m pretty loose when it comes to writing. Quite a few sections of Wild, Dark Times were composed as stream-of-consciousness prose.
Is there a word you love to use?
Diaphanous, translucent, cacophony, iridescent, and juxtaposition are some fun ones that come to mind.
Also, if you have any pictures of your pet you would like to share, please attach them. My readers love animals!
Austin Case received a Master’s Degree from the University of Amsterdam in Western Esotericism and Mysticism. His academic knowledge of the occult and other peripheral phenomena has given him a unique take on fantasy and other speculative fiction.
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I thought it was interesting to read the list of books that are on and underneath your nightstand.
Austin Case says
Thanks! Glad you found it interesting, more than happy to share. 🙂
DANIELLE MCDONALD says
Thanks for sharing the type of books you are reading at this time
Austin Case says
April Morin says
Wow does this sounds interesting and creative!
Austin Case says
Thanks so much, that means a lot to me! I hope you check it out some time. 🙂
Austin Case says
Aww, thank you all so much for the nice comments!
Darlene Owen says
This sounds like a fun fantasy book.
Teresa Warner says
Enjoyed the post, sounds good!
Glenda M says
Izzy is gorgeous! (Personally, I question her choice in shoes, but they are her shoes. 😉
Wild and Dark Times sounds interesting!
What a fascinating book! Great interview. Thanks for sharing the picture of Izzy and her shoes.
Debra Guyette says
This sounds like a great book. thanks for the great post.
This sounds like a very interesting book.
Daniel M says
sounds like a fun one
wen budro says
This sounds like a great read. The book excerpt sounds intriguing.
Christopher S says
I enjoy stories that take myths that put a super creative story around it! I also enjoy special words and phrases. I totally appreciated your list. I enjoy using ‘salad days’ and being loquatious about it !
Jana Leah says
Aww, Izzy is cute.