Nestled between England and Wales, the decrepit village of Crybbe and its aging, truculent residents are off the beaten track and prefer to stay that way. But the writings of J. M. Powys, theoretician of the paranormal, inspire Max Goff, the millionaire founder of Epidemic Records, to buy up Crybbe and restore it to what he imagines to be its former glory as a conduit to the spirit realm known as "The Golden Land." As Goff and his cohorts--some of them sinister, some merely silly--make their improvements, psychic turbulence ensues that will shake even the most stolid reader. It's up to radio reporter Faye Morrison, stranded in Crybbe with her aging father, and Powys himself, who comes to see the naivete of his former ideas, to ward off disaster.
No one observes the curfew anymore; the ringing is just a ritual. And the ancient standing stones that once surrounded the twon are long destroyed. But Max Goff thinks they should be replaced. The millionaire New-Age entrepreneaur believes tourists will flock to Crybbe to see the stones, to hear the quaint curfew bells, to feel teh Great Life Force...
But where there is a life force, there is also hunger. And in the light of the twentieth century, Max Goff has forgotten that every ritual has its purpose. And the powers of the old age, pent up for centuries, never really die. They come back - with a vengeance.
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