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About Brian J. W. Lee
Born in Singapore on the 22nd of March, 1989, Brian J. W. Lee had been on a ping pong ball when it came to interests ever since. It was until only after weeks of migraine headaches in a Biomedical lab that he realised what his lifelong passion was.
Brian J. W. Lee is now a graduate who majored in English Literature and minored in Creative Writing. Spitting in the face of narrow career choices in the Singaporean educational and corporate scene, he decided to take the third course of third courses: To write, and write horror.
When Brian isn’t writing eldritch nightmares into existence, he is investigating the myriad ways embedded deep in literary tradition to open a portal into this world for his eldritch nightmare friends. Oh, and he holds a day job and struggles to keep up with his exercises and national duties.
Boon Teck, an old gun technician, is recently transferred to a new military camp on a previously undeveloped island. There to support a newly-formed branch of the Singapore Armed Forces, he could have worked his way into retirement quietly had it not been for one thing: Stefan, his son, has been stationed there after conscription and basic military training, and is training to be a pioneering marine.
Boon Teck and Stefan had fallen out years ago, with no chance of reconciliation. But all that will change, for a storm cloud of darkness will fall upon Pulau Purba. An ancient horror is awakening, and in the face of its twisted avatars and influence, even the dimmest points of light can be seen...
Murder and monsters...
Demons and forces of evil...
Ghosts and urban legends...
Dive into the darkness with twenty tales of terror that will keep you awake long after the lights go out.
A horror anthology featuring several best-selling and award-winning authors from around the globe, "Descent into Darkness" contains a variety of terrifying short stories and novellas.
Baba by Tony Urban
Blood Note by Sylvester Barzey
Nail Gun Glissando by Steve Vernon
The Evil in Devil’s Creek by Paul B. Kohler
What’s Been Keeping Me Awake by Amanda Luzzader
Mark of Perdition by R. L. Blalock
The Sun Makes Me Turn Purple by Gretta Penelope
Send in the Clowns by David J. Schmidt
The Nine Lives of Captain Osborne by E.E. Isherwood
If They Want to Die, Let ‘em by L J Parker
Simon Says by Rachel McClellan
The Door by Delia Rai
Thirteen Horses by C.A. Verstraete
Zombie Apocalypse by Max Lockwood
Fetch by Joe Jackson
Knock, Knock by Cindy Carroll
His Model Son by Brian J.W. Lee
Ascension by G M Sherwin
Through a Dark Wood by Shayne Rutherford
Lock and Key by Patrick Logan
You stand before a series of dark portals, each of which will take you to a reality worse than the next.
Step into the shoes of a modern day technician, who discovers a strange hatch in a rarely-used and secluded toilet.
Cower with a teenager who's all grown up, as a strange new neighbour moves in next to him, bringing along strange barrels of vinegar and mannerisms.
Join a woman and her boyfriend as they run an ultra-marathon, only to discover that something has been pursuing them.
Wake up to find yourself on an island city as overpopulated as it is futuristic, where a waitress clings on to her traditions even as everything is grasping to take it away.
Or enter a world rife with ancient artifacts and deadly creatures, where a young man must risk all to save his father.
Many more worlds await, and once you enter the abyssal gate, there is no turning back.
In a collection of eight short stories and eight flash fictions amounting to 120,000 words, there's always a little something for everyone beyond the threshold.
Oh, and watch your head.
Alex Kee, an author, is working on his magnum opus when he is called up for military reservist duties. At 35 years old, this is far from the first time he is doing this – Except he has been transferred to a new branch of the military camped at Pulau Purba, a previously undeveloped island south of Singapore.
Unable to write, he finds solace instead in his old army buddies. The closest amongst them is Nur Aidah, who is voluntarily serving despite the law requiring only men to do so. While old wounds are reopened, new ones emerge:
Alex finds that there is something wrong with Pulau Purba. The soldiers stationed there are tense even by conscript standards. Anger boils in the hearts of many and violence is common. Meanwhile, a grotesque creature stalks Alex in his sleep. Although he suspects that he isn’t alone, no one talks about it - and it is going to get a lot worse.
A thunderstorm’s coming, and it will threaten everything that Alex holds dear.
20 June 2017: Thank you all for your honest feedback. The '11th Edition' of The Keeper of Pulau Purba is now largely done. About 2,200 words have been cut out, the majority of which are from the first 20 chapters. The effect is that the first act of the novel is slightly shorter. Furthermore, Alex is no longer referred by his occupation as often - about 90% less often to be precise.