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by Paul Busson

Introduced by John Pelan

Dancing Tuatara Press #59


The horror novel as a period piece is a rare thing, and it is rarer still to find it done well. There’s H. Warner Munn’s The Werewolf of Ponkertand its sequels, Chandler Whipple’s The Curse of the Harcourts—but standing head and shoulders above the pack is Paul Busson’s masterful novel of ancient evil awakened during the Napoleonic era, The Fire Spirits.


Cited as one of the thirteen best non-supernatural horror novels by Karl Edward Wagner, The Fire Spirits is arguably the rarest book on the famous Wagner List. Out of print in any form for over eighty years, this is a volume that tops the ‘want list’ of many a serious horror collector. Dancing Tuatara Press is pleased to finally be able to make this classic available to a new generation of readers.

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