An Occult Omnibus: Collected Occult Tales 2016-2018 – H.E. Bulstrode

This omnibus brings together H.E. Bulstrode’s occult mystery novel ‘Upon Barden Moor’, as well as two occult novellas – ‘Gwydion’s Dawn’ and ‘The Cleft Owl’ – and the short story ‘3:05 am’, all of which were originally published between 2016 and 2018.

Upon Barden Moor.
More than forty years have elapsed since an idyllic summer’s day, when a Yorkshire beauty spot became the scene of a strange, and chilling, tragedy. Few remain who know the truth of what occurred and who was involved, but George Haddon, for whom this mystery has become an obsession, would appear to be close to finding out. Until, that is, one day he vanishes. The whole affair, it would seem, is steeped in brimstone.

Gwydion’s Dawn.
Murder, mystery and magic: a satirical journey into the occult.
Lust, mushrooms and the quest for immortality: meet Gwydion Turner, an inept, portentous, psychedelic demon raiser; a wannabe Crowley in crushed velvet. From Haight-Ashbury to Glastonbury, this eccentric figure has been known by many, but understood by few; just who, or what, is he? Is he a fraudster, or a sage? It’s for you to decide.

3:05 am.
It has often been said that too much television isn’t good for you. There are, however, some things you simply have to watch, even though the consequences may be neither pleasant, nor quite what you had expected.

The Cleft Owl.
A tale of occult horror, deception, and intrigue in 17th-century England.
Witness the work of a practitioner of the occult arts, a willing deceiver and interpreter of dreams, schooled in awe by a house of God rendered a charnel house by a fiery, dancing orb of light. Self-tutored in greed, and self-assured in his deceptions, Robert Tooley would have many think him able to command the dead and have them do his bidding, but as his demands grow greater, so the villagers’ doubts grow deeper; there will be an end to it all, and not a pretty one.