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Lords of Twilight
Greg F. Gifune
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Lords of Twilight

3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  46 ratings  ·  13 reviews
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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Lords of Twilight, by Greg F. Gifune, is a difficult book for me to review. So, when things get difficult, some say to start at the beginning. And this beginning has an interesting concept.

Lane Boyce is newly divorced and a former high school teacher who finds himself in a small town in order to get things right with his head. Without giving away too much of the plot or backstory, Lane has suffered some serious accusations in his recent past that led him to where he is: alone, isolated, left beh
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
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.
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
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
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
Hunter Shea
I love a good alien book or movie, and Lords of Twilight is pretty damn creepy!
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
Sheri Lewis
What's not to love?

Aliens and horror in the same book? What's not to love? Two of my favorite things in one great book. Having recently discovered Greg Gilfune I can tell you I will be reading more of his books. This was a short but intense book that I couldn't put down until it was finished. What are you waiting for? Buy it and get started today!
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.
Ms. Nikki
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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Called "One of the best writers of his generation" by both the Roswell Literary Review and author Brian Keene, Greg F. Gifune is the author of numerous short stories, several novels and two short story collections. His work has been published in a wide range of magazines and anthologies all over the world, and has recently garnered interest from Hollywood. His novels include The Bleeding Season, D ...more
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