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Greg F. Gifune
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Lords of Twilight

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  77 Ratings  ·  22 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
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Dan Schwent
When Lane Boyce, a disgraced and divorced high school teacher moves to Edgar, Maine, he's just looking for some peace and quiet. After some cattle mutilations and lights in the sky, he gets anything but...

As a kid, I was fascinated by UFOs and read a lot of articles about them, scaring the shit out of myself in the process. As an adult, I think alien abductions are poppycock but I just couldn't pass up this DarkFuse novella.

Greg Gifune really knows how to build suspense. Is Lane going insane or
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Richard
I really enjoy reading Greg Gifune's work. I enjoy his effortless way with words and his knack for injecting compelling emotional drama into his horror tales. I loved The Rain Dancers and really enjoyed the suspenseful Oasis of the Damned , and this novella, Lords of Twilight, falls in the same vein. Lane Boyce is a newcomer to a middle-of-nowhere town in Maine looking to start over and forget his past. But the past isn't easily forgotten when strange things start happening around town, leadi ...more
Bill
Mar 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There’s something sinister in the silence. Something lurking in the shadows. Lane Boyce knows they are watching. Always watching.

Gifune, man. Gifune!
11811 (Eleven)
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Impressively fleshed out for a seventy page book. 3.5 stars.
Jason
Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Maxine Marsh

Another WOW! from Gifune. What a badass novella.
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
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Chris
May 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Char
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.
Lou
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
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Benjamin Uminsky
Mar 12, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
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
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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.
Hunter Shea
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love a good alien book or movie, and Lords of Twilight is pretty damn creepy!
Alex Budris
"Lords of Twilight" is at once a psychological thriller, a suspense novel, a book about aliens, a horror tale, and a good heartfelt read.

I've read a lot of Greg F. Gifune and though this book is not his best it contains the raw elements that comprise most of his fiction.

Yes, his books are "horror" novels. But they each have a human heart that one can just feel beating throughout the read.

This is my first post in awhile, and it is short. So was this book. It's a great read - you can finish it
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Dave Thomas
Jan 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Kimberly
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Sheri Lewis
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
J. Gowin
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, horror, book-club
Come for the little gray aliens. Stay for the questions about guilt and redemption.
Lisa Cleveland
Dec 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There's some damn strange stuff going on in this story, and I personally loved every skin crawling moment. The ending was weird, wonderful, and touching. Yep, I'd recommend this story and author.
Troy
Oct 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic novella

Creepy, unsettling, dream vs. reality, an enjoyable read, highly recommended. Gifune is always a must buy, old and new material.
K.E.
Jan 23, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Read my full review at The Crow's Caw:

http://thecrowscaw.com/2012/02/02/rev...
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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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