Lords of Twilight
Greg F. Gifune
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Lords of Twilight

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Strange things are happening in the small, isolated town of Edgar, Maine. Mysterious lights dot the night skies. A local farmer is found dead at the summit of a hill with no evidence as to how his body got there. Livestock is disappearing, only to be discovered later, dead and mutilated with precision-like wounds. And despite the coming of an enormous winter storm, odd men...more
Published (first published December 7th 2011)
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First off I would like to thank Charlene for loaning me this great book. You are too kind, Madame.

Great book. Classic Gifune. Unsettling, compelling, deeply emotional, and downright scary. A man (Lane) on the edge emotionally and psychologically, snowed in with no one but his puppy (Vince) for company is dealing not only with ghosts from his past but what may be a very real other-worldly threat. Along with the protagonist the reader will at turns stop, re-evaluate, reconsider and attempt to asce...more
Ken McKinley
Lane Boyce, racked with guilt and sorrow after a scandal causes him to lose his job as a teacher and then his marriage in the scandal's aftermath, relocates to the remote small town of Edgar in northern Maine. There, Lane attempts to overcome his emotional grief and find a meaning and purpose in his life. What he finds in the middle of a Nor'easter snow storm is neither. Is he part of an extra-terrestrial experiment or is he losing his mind?

Gifune does what Gifune does best. He delivers a tale o...more
An isolated town in Maine, a N'oreaster and UFOs set the stage for this dark novella. Lane lives alone in his isolated home in his isolated town with not much else other than his puppy, Vince, and his overwhelming sense of guilt. What better setting could you ask for?
I would highly recommend this one for fans of ambiguous and dark fiction.
A man in a dilemma of sorts divorced and missing his wife. His only real companion at present is a man best friend a puppy. It's fine company animals but way out in a middle of no where is not the best place to live especially if you have unwelcome visitors that wish destruction and manipulation. Just don't hurt my fury friends.
The main protagonist lost two of the most important things before he moved to this desolate place. Two things that most defined him were being a husband and his career a...more
Peter Schwotzer
With "Lords Of Twilight" Greg further cements his place as one of, if not the best author working in dark literature today.

"Lords Of Twilight" is a simply brilliant book that oozes atmosphere, loneliness and dread. Greg takes you on one man's journey through heartbreak, guilt and remorse, a journey that will leave you profoundly shaken.

"Lords Of Twilight" starts off as a seemingly innocent sci-fi/alien tale that turns into so much more as it delves into dark deep matters of the human mind and he...more
Benjamin Uminsky
I have read a few works by Gifune now, and I can positively say that LORDS OF TWILIGHT was not one of his stronger tales. Where Gifune regularly succeeds in articulating interesting and compelling characters who interact with strange and at times horrific circumstances, he unfortunately fell short with LoT.

Our protagonist for this tale is one Lane Boyce, formerly of Boston, and now a disgraced high school teacher who has run off to the Maine countryside to escape from his former life. While I gi...more
Dave Thomas
I've been reading Greg F. Gifune's work for many years, and he never fails to disappoint. From "Bleeding Season" to "Heretics" to "Apartment 7" and "Dreams the Ragman" it's hard to find one of his books that won't touch, entertain, or frighten you on some level. "Lords of Twilight" is no exception.

Lane Boyce is a man trying to escape his past, a former teacher and husband whose life went up in smoke in one fell swoop. So he retreats to the small town of Edgar, Maine--"the middle of nowhere in th...more
Another deeply disturbing, emotionally packed novella from Greg Gifune! When Lane moves to a secluded town in Maine to try and come to terms with his life's sudden upheaval, all he is expecting is an isolated existence with only his puppy, Vince for company. Images of the past merge with possible extraterrestrial activities, inviting the reader to decide for themselves how much is really happening, and how much is the overtaxed mind of the one-time English teacher. This is what Greg Gifune does...more
Neil Clench
Really enjoyed this book. On the surface it's a scary book about a small town haunted by ufos, which is an enjoyably creepy concept. Underneath, it's a study of a man who's made mistakes and is having a nervous breakdown.

Very well written and to the point, I would recommend this, and will definitely be reading other books by this author.
Is there a place past loneliness, regret, and loss? The Lords of Twilight know.
I was expected a more disturbing story, but what I did get was good enough. A middle of the road read. I love Gifune's writing style.
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The son of teachers, Greg F. Gifune was educated in Boston and has lived in various places, including New York City and Peru.A trained actor and broadcaster, he has appeared in various stage productions and has worked in radio and television as both an on-air talent and a producer. Earlier in life he held a wide range of jobs, encompassing everything from journalism to promotions.An acclaimed, res...more
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