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By S. P. Somtow

Nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, Darker Angels takes the reader from the bloodstained battlefields of Virginia to the slave auctions of Haiti. As Abraham Lincoln lies in nation in manhattan, the widow of the well-known abolitionist has an opportunity come across with the poet Walt Witman, who has an surprising story to inform. Edgar Allan Poe, Lord Byron, and Marie Laveau, the mythical voodoo queen of latest Orleans, all have a component to play within the epic story of a mysterious, one-eyed shaman who dares to elevate the lifeless from the battlefields of the Civil struggle.

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