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"Lower My Eyelids: The Day of All the Outcasts" (the 7th novelette from novel-cycle “The Songs of Peter Sliadek”)
Historic adventure poetic fantasy; Medieval Europe
19270 words


One day, Peter Sliadek, a drunken lutenist, came to a graveyard. Peter decided to please a recently buried fellow with the music. Suddenly, a dirty hand crawled out of the grave… Peter Sliadek learned a story about Viy, an ancient monster with a lethal stare.

"Lower My Eyelids: The Day of All the Outcasts" is the 7th novelette from the book “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie. The entire novel consists of 12 novelettes. The book received the "Sigma-F" Grand Prize at "Sigma-F Conference" in Moscow, Russia, in 2005. 8 hard cover editions are in Russian! Now for the first time in English!

Translators: Irena Pevzner, Michael Pevzner (Israel)
Editor: Melissa Bikichky (USA)
Proofreaders: Jessi Olson (USA), Ekaterina Kimaeva (Canada)
Cover painting: Vladimir Bondar (Ukraine)
Cover design: Bronya Gromova (Ukraine)
Book trailer: Bronya Gromova (Ukraine)