Read Moriah Online Free - Silas Flood is a broken man in a broken country. Nine years have passed since the end of the American Civil War and Flood is helpless to escape its shadow.
In the summer of 1874, he is dispatched to the mountain village of Moriah, Vermont to investigate sensational claims of supernatural happenings. There the brothers Thaddeus and Ambrose Lynch are said to converse with spirits and summon the dead.
As Flood investigates the true nature of these phenomena, and the difference between the hauntings of the living and the dead, he must first come to terms with his own past and with the hold it has upon him—before he can behold the mysteries of the other side.
Daniel Mills is the author of Revenants: A Dream of New England (Chomu Press, 2011) and The Lord Came at Twilight (Dark Renaissance books, 2014). His short fiction has appeared in various magazines and anthologies including Black Static, Shadows & Tall Trees, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, and The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror. He lives in Vermont.
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May 03, 2017
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“Here, as in Rhinebeck, the dead outnumber the living. Their graves are chiseled with angels and death’s heads and carved with dire words of warning or rebuke, which bespeak the superstitio...
June 24, 2017
I went into Moriah pretty confident that I would like it for a few reasons. One is this is not my first experience with the author Daniel Mills. I have read a novella called Children Of Light as well as a few of Mills' short stories. This book is released through Chizine Publications which puts o...
May 20, 2017
With his second novel Moriah, Daniel Mills ingeniously weaves together two disparate literary modes of expression: the Victorian Gothic penny dreadful (with its séance scenes and morbid obsession with communicating with the dead) and the Appalachian murder ballad. The plot can be described very s...
June 28, 2017
Mills has delivered a piece of taut and suspenseful historical fiction that will please fans of literary and genre fiction alike.
Daniel Mills has built something of a reputation as an author of historical fiction. Indeed, he has openly expressed a love for history from a young age, and is especia...
August 16, 2017
If there's such a genre called Northern Gothic, then Daniel Mills has nailed it. He crafts a somber post-Civil War period piece with supernatural trappings, perhaps even with a slight hint of Wuthering Heights and that flavor of psychological tension. In style I'm tempted to compare him to Willia...
July 14, 2017
I only made it a third of the way through this. I only read it on my Kindle when I was eating out, so I lost a lot between sessions of food, but I never felt super determined to read it any other time. So I stopped. But it was a cool time, and a great opening. Felt historical and intelligent.
October 07, 2017
Sad Civil War veteran turned journalist seeks to heal his soul and uncover the truth concerning a family of Vermont spiritualists. Succeeds on one account, but fails on the other.