The Tower Outside Of Time: Joseph Sale
Out 15th April 2022
Eighteen years after their traumatic journey into the dreamworld of Dae’eshta, and their confrontation with the serial killer Jed Maine, Tara Dufrain and Nicola Morgan are a couple living in London, trying to heal their past. But London itself is still reeling from the destruction caused by Jack, a man-eating monster responsible for hundreds of killings along the waterways of the city. Georgie Jones and Tracey Gundu, the two young women who helped stop the beast, are trying to move on with their lives, but how can Georgie move on when she still bears the scars?
What none of these women know is that dark forces are once again moving; Jed Maine, or rather his Shadow, still lives, and defeat has driven him to the ultimate desperation: to seek the fabled Tower wherein lies the Black Diamond of godhood.
Only Tara, Nicola, Georgie, and Tracey can stop him, but can they survive such a journey? And what will be left of them if they do? As the four fates of these heroic women combine in the place that lies outside of time, everything previously known will be utterly re-written.
This mythical epic will leave you shaken to the foundations as Sale reveals the secret truth of Dae’eshta. This is a story of how forbidden knowledge tests us, of friendship and love in the face of suffering, and of the courage required to meet a terrible destiny.
Joseph Sale is a prolific novelist and occult author of strange and fantastical horrors. His first novel, The Darkest Touch, was published by Dark Hall Press in 2014. He currently writes and is published with The Writing Collective. He has authored more than ten novels, including his Black Gate trilogy and Dark Hilarity. He grew up in the Lovecraftian seaside town of Bournemouth.
He edits non-fiction and fiction, helping fledgling authors to realise their potential. He has edited some of the best new voices in speculative fiction including Ross Jeffery, Emily Harrison, Christa Wojciechowski, and more. His short fiction has appeared in Tales from the Shadow Booth, edited by Dan Coxon, as well as in Idle Ink, Silver Blade, Fiction Vortex, Nonbinary Review, Edgar Allan Poet and Storgy Magazine. His stories have also appeared in anthologies such as Lost Voices (The Writing Collective), Technological Horror (Dark Hall Press), Burnt Fur (Blood Bound Books) and Exit Earth (Storgy). In 2017 he was nominated for The Guardian’s ‘Not The Booker’ prize.
You can chat with him on Twitter @josephwordsmith, or, if you want to go deeper down the rabbit hole, you can sign up to his Patreon for occult insight into the magic behind writing www.patreon.com/themindflayer