The Dacha

A Tale of the Occult

by Simon Coe



Book Details

Language :
Publication Date : 6/28/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9780738819396
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9780738819389

About the Book

    A Carpathian hunting lodge, built in 1810 by gypsy prisoners who were slaughtered and ground into mortar for the granite blocks, is gifted by Austro-Hungary emperor Francis Joseph to Czar Alexander II as a personal Dacha.

In 1851, the Czar directs Count Nicholai Draja DeLensky, a cossack nobleman, to relocate the Dacha in the Caucasus. The ancestral pagan mysticism of the gypsy victims persists - strange occult phenomena and grisly death overtake the Count and follow the Dacha.

    In 1953, Ivan DeLensky, a descendant of the Count, relocates the Dacha to a ten acre site in Flintridge, California. Ivan passes away in 1981 and wills the Dacha to his adopted son, Victor DeLensky - the phenomena persists.

Victor and those who surround him are forced into a battle with demonic creatures - a confrontation where there are no rules and the losers are swept to the ghastly abode of the Demons; a stygian world of darkness.

About the Author

James Shamblen (A.K.A. Simon Coe) is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of West Coast University. His career has followed an eclectic path; working on projects sponsored by the D.O.D., NASA, USAF, and international programs of foreign governments. His novels are drawn from experience and the cultural lore of Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Currently, he lives in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina.