A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson

By Richard Matheson

Tom Wallace lived a normal existence, till an opportunity occasion woke up psychic skills he by no means knew he possessed. Now he's listening to the personal suggestions of the folks round him-and studying stunning secrets and techniques he by no means desired to be aware of. yet as Tom's lifestyles turns into a waking nightmare, even better jolts are in shop as he turns into the unwilling recipient of a compelling message from past the grave!

This eerie ghost tale, via award-winning writer of Hell House and I Am Legend, encouraged the acclaimed 1999 movie starring Kevin Bacon.

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So the Guardians fought to keep the influence of those Above and Below from touching humanity. There is no end to this story; the Guardians are still fighting. They will keep fighting for as long as they exist. When the girl heard this she was overjoyed, for it meant that although her brother had become a vampire, he could still be saved. His transformation had not corrupted his soul; the demon had. She persuaded Michael not to slay her brother and allow her the chance to undo what the demon had done.

Quiet and frightened, the girl and her brother went largely unnoticed by their father, except for when he subjected them to small torments for his amusement. They noticed him, however, watching his movements as mice will watch a cat until it has left the room, and they saw that he neither slept nor ate. In rare moments, they glimpsed the crimson glow of his eyes, the appearance of scales over his skin, and cloven hooves. They witnessed him move inhumanly fast and fly with bats’ wings; they saw him battle and behead a woman who wore wings of white feathers.

Of the three, Theriault ranked the highest in both Belial’s army and Legion Laboratories, the corporation that both concealed and supported their activities on Earth. Two years ago, when the Gates to Hell had closed, preventing Belial from overseeing the demons that remained on Earth, Legion began to serve as a communication network. Through it, one of Belial’s lieutenants issued orders and received reports—until he’d been slain by the Guardians. Now, with no clear successor to the lieutenant and no contact from Hell, Belial’s demons were maneuvering for his position, and all of them were arrogant enough to imagine themselves in the spot.

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