The Fates by Thomas Tessier, a two-time recipient of the International Horror Guild Award, is is his hybrid science fiction paranormal mystery/suspense horror thriller novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.
This was originally published in 1978 by Futura. This is set in a small town where cattle mutilations and strange lights have been showing up at a surrounding farm, and the townspeople all have varying ideas as to what could be the true, terrible cause as they look deeper into the mystery.
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To some, the lights were beautiful … to others, they were a warning.
When Martin Lasker first sees the mutilated cow on Bondarevsky’s farm, he wonders what on earth could have caused it. But as more and more disasters occur and strange lights start to appear in the quiet town of Millville, Lasker is drawn into the mystery.
Now, he is convinced something larger must be happening.
To the small-town citizens of Millville, the lights all mean something different.
To Marge Calder they are neon lights. To Joe Garfield, they are a warning. To the Pomar children, they are a miracle, Our Lady returned. To Father Lombardy, they are evil made manifest. To Studevant, the Police Chief, they are mindless destruction.
For Lasker, the most important questions are: where these lights could come from, and what could they mean?
But the answers to these questions may be more painful than anyone expected…
In this thrilling scifi-horror novel, Millville and its citizens are subject to a destructive force that will uproot the very core of the town. With The Fates, Tessier brings together mystery, science, and horror in this twisting tale that will chill you to your core.