Shelfari edited the description of The Fifty Year Sword Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
The nationally best-selling author of House of Leaves and Only Revolutions has crafted a powerfully chilling novella—a ghost story for grownup readers. Late one evening at a party at an East Texas ranch house, five orphans gather to hear a story about a quest for a terrible weapon. Before them lies a long black box with five latches. As the owner of the box settles into a curious tale of revenge, the children grow more and more captivated, even as we grow more and more afraid that a new crime may await them all, especially as clocks in Upshur County approach midnight.