Hobgoblin Author:John Coyne The worst nightmares are ones we choose for ourselves. Scott Gardiner chooses Hobgoblin, a sword and sorcery fantasy game, as popular at his prep school as Dungeons and Dragons. Scotts mother, Barbara, chooses Ballycastle, an ancient Irish mansion transported to the banks of the Hudson River by an eccentric millionaire. — An art historian, Barb... more »ara has been hired to trace the heritaqe of the mansion. But once she brings her son to this isolated medieval estate, both their lives veer frightenly out of control.
Lonely ad unhappy, Scott drifts deeper and deeper into the myth-laden world of Hobgoblin, where he wages war under the name of Brian Boru, a legendary knight of Ireland. Barbara tries to fight her son's immersion in the game...until the night the deadly truth about Ballycastle emerges, shredding the fabric between reality and Scott's nightmarish fantasies.
Bridging many centuries and realities, John Coyne's new novel blends ancient magic and contemporary horror to produce an experience as terrifying as it is unique.« less