When the young Charles Dexter Ward becomes fascinated by the history of his wizard ancestor Joseph Curwen, who gained toriety for haunting graveyards, he attempts to duplicate Curwen's cabbalistic and alchemical feats. It is Ward's doctor who bears witness to the full horror of Ward's results as Lovecraft's psychological mystery unfolds before him.
H. P. Lovecraft (1890 1937) was one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century. I. N. J. Culbard s work has appeared in several anthologies, including Dark Horse Presents, Judge Dredd Magazine, and 2000 A.D. He has also adapted several classics for SelfMadeHero. He lives in Nottinghamshire, England.