by Jeffrey Kosh
Rome. 1503 AD.
Inside a dreary tower, Cardinal Strigidi, statesman of the Church and powerful necromancer, delves into arcane knowledge. Nonetheless, for all his power, he is going to spend the night in fear, because a messenger of the netherworld will pay him a visit. Alone and terror-stricken, he must face the only creature he dreads the most.
Poe and Lovecraft style literary horror.