A short novel/novella of friendship, terror, gods & monsters from New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, Douglas Clegg. When teenager Mark befriends outsider Dash, he believes his new friend to be an outcast rebel. But a dark mystery unfolds as Dash leads Mark into dangerous games and rituals involving stories of the occult and a strange drug that allows Dash to see into another world -- a world of absolute darkness and terror.
“Your flesh will remember the words even if your mind forgets."
Never speak them.
Never whisper them.
A tale of teen alienation at the crossroads of darkness and absolute brotherhood, The Words will get under your skin...and stay with you long after the lights go out.
"Clegg's stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby." -- Dean Koontz
"Clegg delivers!" -- John Saul
"Douglas Clegg is one of the best!"-- Richard Laymon
"Clegg is the best horror writer of the post-Stephen King generation!" -- Bentley Little
"Clegg is the future of dark fantasy!" -- Sherrilyn Kenyon