The Book of Skulls by Robert Silverberg

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Seeking the immortality promised in an ancient manuscript, The Book of Skulls, four friends, college roommates, go on a spring break trip to Arizona: Eli, the scholar, who found and translated the book; Timothy, scion of an American dynasty, born and bred to lead; Ned, poet and cynic; and Oliver, the brilliant farm boy obsessed with death.

Somewhere in the desert lies the House of Skulls, where a mystic brotherhood guards the secret of eternal life. There, the four aspirants will present themselves–and a horrific price will be demanded.

For immortality requires sacrifice. Two victims to balance two survivors. One by suicide, one by murder.

Now, beneath the gaze of grinning skulls, the terror begins. . . .

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About Robert Silverberg

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Robert Silverberg has won five Nebula Awards, four Hugo Awards, and the prestigious Prix Apollo. He is the author of more than one hundred science fiction and fantasy novels. Author website:
Published January 31, 2006 by Del Rey. 240 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As Silverberg states in the author’s note following the story, Hollywood has been interested in filming this story for many years.

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Fantasy Literature

VORNEEN — the seducer, in the shell of an Apollo who came out of nowhere into the life of Kathryn Mason GLAIR — the perfect woman, an empty form who filled the hours of Tom Faulkner MIRTIN — otherworldly friend and mentor to an 11-year-old Indian boy who accepted the extraordinary on faith ONLY T...

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Black Gate

Each of the forty-two chapters is prefaced by the name of one of the four, the narrator of that chapter, so we are constantly shifting among the four minds.

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