I first used the term "horror" to describe the DARK JOURNEYS TRILOGY, but I learned that, even though a large fan base reportedly exists for horror, others are turned off by -- or frightened of -- the genre, maybe because of gory films showing up at the cinema these days. In China, many of my students confused the word "horror" with "horrible," and often wrote the latter when they meant the former. When I thought about it, I realized that horror was really a limiting term for the three works. So I now prefer "paranormal." We'll see what happens. The DARK JOURNEYS TRILOGY was given that name by my brother Sam, who is also responsible for book covers two and three -- the sepia-tone images and the lettering. I took the photo for the first book cover and the lettering was done by Aaron Gardner and Don Blair. The photo and design for the novels OF TIME AND THE DREAMER and FROM HERE TO ATLANTIS are my own.
Review of Charles Justus Garard's "The Dark Journeys Trilogy" by
Andrea Baskin, author of DARKNESS AND REVENGE: THE PUPPETMASTER'S GAME.
Are you brave enough to follow Dr. Harper Paget around the world?
You have already followed numerous characters on their journeys? What is the difference here?
I will tell you.
This time, you can’t trust your eyes or your feeling. You don’t know
where you are going, and from where you started. On a journey to find
out the truth about legendary creatures from other dimensions and times,
Harper gets to fight not only them, but himself too.
Facing the past to understand the present. Losing friends and lovers. Investigating
and trying to understand, to find the answer to the main question: “Why
If you hide in the darkness long enough, it will get inside you.
A simple, childish play can start an endless circle of things you can’t imagine.
Chaos seems everywhere. The trilogy completes the picture, setting the
pieces together like a puzzle. Breathtaking and intriguing, it doesn’t
leave you time to recover from the unbelievable twists through the whole
Enjoy the darkness, and don’t let the lady in the white gown get you!!!
All but one of the photos below were taken in China The first two were in taken in Liaocheng City. The photo of Holden, my ginger tabby cat, was taken in Anshan. Actually, a cat does appear as a character in the third novel in the trilogy, DARK JOURNEYS.
Alex: "By the way, Harper, I understand that you lost some loved ones before you ever came to Atlanta."
Harper: "Yes. I lost my wife out in San Diego, California, and, later, an Indonesian lady friend in China. Both were killed by these entities to get at me."
Alex: "Where did this all start?"
Harper: "Centuries ago. Since ancient Greece with the lamiae and the kuntilanak in Indonesia. They came to Atlanta, to the DARK NEIGHBORHOODS, because we may have brought them here."
Alex: "Where did it start for you?"
Harper: "In a little farmhouse back in Illinois. Some of my friends think we brought them to this dimension through the Ouija board. I think they have been wanting to come to this time and place because they have been enemies of my ancestors for centuries. They know about my publications that try to warn the world about them."
Alex: "And they want to stop you, of course."
Harper: "Yes. And if they succeed, we will have many DARK NEIGHBORHOODS."
https://www.draft2digital.com/book/93599 DARK CORRIDORS
https://www.draft2digital.com/book/115075 DARK JOURNEYS
https://www.draft2digital.com/book/92258 FROM HERE TO ATLANTIS
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