There is a house, hidden
away in a small valley, that holds a dark and
dreadful secret. The house is called Neath. There
is a psychic who lives in that house who is part
of its secret. His name is Kline. There is a guardian
of the house, and of the psychic, and of the secret.
He is known as The Keeper. Together, in unholy
union, they serve a force whose existence threatens
But now a terrible danger is sensed and an outsider must protect them all. The outsider is Halloran, and he is unaware of the insidious evil he must face. He will learn of a multinational corporation's strange method of detecting new mineral resources; he will combat men who thrive on the worst of physical corruption; he will find love of a perverse nature; he will confront the darkness of his own soul.
And eventually Halloran will discover the horrific and awesome secret of the Sepulchre.
“You gotta remember also that because I am an art director I envisage what’s gonna look good on the page. A title for me is a piece of artwork. The short titles you can have large or small and it still looks good.”
- James Herbert, from “Haunted by Rats” by Dave Hughes, Skeleton Crew II, 1988