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Rome. 1503 AD.
Pope Alexander VI sits on the See of Peter.
And inside a dreary tower, Cardinal Lodovico Strigidi, statesman of the Church and powerful necromancer, delves deep into arcane knowledge. He is keeper of obscure secrets, esoteric mysteries, and shadow lord of the Holy Seat. Nonetheless, for all his power, he is going to spend the night in fear, because a messenge
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Published July 2nd 2012 by Jeffrey Kosh
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I doesn't matter what subject matter or genre Jeffery Kosh chooses to write about he is able to write with all of he passion he feels in his heart with every word in every story. This short is no different. He is able to bring the fears and loneliness of the main character in the story to life in your minds eye so that you are absorbed by every emotion.
When Cardinal Lodovico Strigidi is plagued by the sounds of a creature that he feels is the messenger of evil and death he would give anything to
Written in the 1st person you are treated to the mind wanderings of the Cardinal.
An Immortal being proudly telling you about himself whilst being hounded by an owl....

In his first musings I was left bereft at the damnation of immortality as he portrays his life.
There felt, to me, an undertone of religious faith vs scientific truth here... showing the great divide - giving me things to ponder.

The twist in the tale is a sad one.

Mr Kosh is so poetic in his delivery I was left feeling melancholy but
Lorraine Versini
That was a quick lunchtime read, but I found that it totally made me forget about my food. There's just something about Jeffrey's tales that draws you right in. You're totally sucked into the atmosphere, and although it's not "scary" as such, it still chills you to the bone. Once again it's beautifully dark and oppressive. Once again it's a little gem of poetry.
Jeffrey Kosh
Oct 18, 2012 Jeffrey Kosh added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I know, I wrote it. Nonetheless, I consider this short tale one of my greatest achievements.
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Jeffrey Kosh is the pen name of Massimo Zini, the author of two novels, some novelettes, and a long series of short stories. Perhaps best known for his horror fiction, Jeffrey also writes erotica and likes to experience different paths. His works have been published by Alexandria Publishing Group, Grinning Skull Press, May-December Publications, and EFW. He is the owner of Jeffrey Kosh Graphics,wh ...more
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