First announced in San Diego this summer with additional details shared today at the New York Comic-Con, The Vampire Diaries digital first anthology series will feature stories by B. Clay Moore, Colleen Doran, Leah Moore and John Reppion, Tony Shasteen and Cat Staggs, among others.
On the Banks of the River Jordan
Printings: March 2010 (150 copies)
Style: A5, staple-bound pamphlet
Length: 20 page
“Going through my notes I came across a mass of material concerning Princes Park—the Victorian park adjacent to where I live—which I gathered whilst researching my book 800 Years of Haunted Liverpool.
The thing is, even though I managed to include several pages of Toxteth tales in my book, there was so much I couldn’t include due to space restrictions. Much of this remainder data is still “raw”: photocopied newspaper articles, printouts, poorly written notes and the like. My first thought was that it should be possible to work through the data and turn it into something resembling a history of the park, but I must admit that I am already struggling. I’m sure there is an obvious angle, a path winding through these disparate elements that would draw the whole thing together, but I’m afraid I can’t see the wood for the trees at the moment.“
“This small volume packs a punch with a surprise ending that will keep you up at night.” – Rebecca MacPherson, March 2010
“Having purchased it along with his ‘Haunted Liverpool’ book – and having visited the park several times when I lived in Liverpool – one can clearly guess the inspiration behind such a classic short horror story in the Lovecraftian tradition.” – Michael Molcher, March 2010
“In an appropriate time and place, reading On the Banks of the River Jordan can make one question their own security in a world filled with the spectres of bygone horrors, just like other great weird stories incorporating history do.” – Grim Blogger, May 2010
“This is a beautifully crafted ghost story that blends reality and superstition into a seamless world that so closely resembles the real one that you can only hope the noises outside aren’t as nearby as they seem. “- Charity VanDeberg, June 2010