~~"So much of the poetry in this book concerns itself with death, and yet, when you consider the sum of its parts, Missives in Red is very much a book about life. Michael Randolph uses his book, a massive offering that covers a wide spectrum of voices, to shine his light on the dark corners of our lives - and yes, on our follies too. There is pain here, and love; fear, and bittersweet joy; tears, and even laughter. Michael Randolph is a deeply insightful poet to watch." -Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Savage Dead and Dead City
~~Stephen McGuire, hunter of the soulless that walks the world, is a man conflicted. A loner by nature, haunted by nightmares of an ancient time and another life, he battles a darkness so sinister it threatens his sanity and his very soul.
Banished to a prison in the dark past an ancient terror stirs. Forgotten as the centuries passed by, it waits for the one soul that is fated to release it and with it an evil so terrible and vast the world will never be the same.
Driven to the edge of madness, Stephen hunts for the meaning of the dreams and his purpose, putting the world on a collision course with destiny.
Upcoming publications: Descent into Darkness and Allegories of the dead
Published in June 2013 Missives in Red is available from Barnes and Noble, Amazon and various other outlets.
~~Light fled from the world as legends and myths rose from the ashes to meet humanities need for purpose in a new world. Tales both subtle and gross flourished as the world strove to find a path toward enlightenment. Sinister creatures roamed the land, preying on the innocent. Many became lost in the sands of time as they became regulated to modern retelling, losing the original myth. Uncovered within these pages, they find their way back from the recesses of the void to prey once more on the world.