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Night Land

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Night Land by William Hope Hodgson is a truly unique and captivating novel that takes readers on a journey to a dark and mysterious world. The story is set in a post-apocalyptic future where the sun has gone out and humanity is forced to live in a massive pyramid to survive.

The protagonist, simply known as "The Last Redoubt", ventures out into the dangerous landscape of the Night Land in search of his lost love. Along the way, he encounters terrifying creatures and battles against the forces of darkness that threaten to destroy him.

Hodgson's writing is poetic and atmospheric, creating a chilling and immersive atmosphere that pulls readers into the eerie world he has created. The sense of dread and isolation is palpable throughout the story, making it a truly unforgettable reading experience.

While the language of the novel can be a bit archaic at times, the overall story is a masterpiece of speculative fiction that will linger in the minds of readers long after they have finished the book. Night Land is a must-read for fans of horror, science fiction, and dark fantasy alike.

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The Sun has gone out and the Earth is lit only by the glow of residual vulcanism. The last few millions of the human race are gathered together in a gigantic metal pyramid, nearly eight miles high – the Last Redoubt, under siege from unknown forces and Powers outside in the dark. These are held back by a Circle of Energy, known as the "air clog", powered from a subterranean energy source called the "Earth Current". For millennia, vast living shapes—the Watchers—have waited in the darkness near the pyramid. It is thought they are waiting for the inevitable time when the Circle's power finally weakens and dies. Other living things have been seen in the darkness beyond, some of unknown origins, and others that may once have been human.

To leave the protection of the Circle means almost certain death, or worse an ultimate destruction of the soul. As the story commences, the narrator establishes mind contact with an inhabitant of another, forgotten Lesser Redoubt. First one expedition sets off to succor the inhabitants of the Lesser Redoubt, whose own Earth Current has been exhausted, only to meet with disaster. After that the narrator sets off alone into the darkness to find the girl he has made contact with, knowing now that she is the reincarnation of his past love.

H. P. Lovecraft describes the novel as "one of the most potent pieces of macabre imagination ever written". Clark Ashton Smith wrote of it that "In all literature, there are few works so sheerly remarkable, so purely creative, as The Night Land.

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