"Possessed thoughts from the dark beyond must be confronted or I, The Author, doomed to write this dark story, will be possessed by these thoughts while their frailties create our own dark tragedy."
- The Author, Chapter X "Darkness"
“Calm block here fallen from obscure disaster,
Let this granite at least mark the boundaries evermore
To the dark flights of Blasphemy hurled to the future.”
-The Tomb of Edgar Poe, Stephane Mallarme