As Hallowe’en draws near, 10-year-old Bridget Anne, nicknamed Dragonfly, hears unearthly noises drifting up from the basement of her Uncle Henry’s funeral home. Impetuously jumping down a laundry chute to satisfy her curiosity, Dragonfly finds herself in the subterranean land of Harvest Moon, where morning never comes, where autumn leaves never desert the trees – for it is constantly Hallowe’en night.

Threading her way through this perilous realm of monsters, vampires, werewolves, and worse, Dragonfly must find a way to rescue the human children imprisoned by Harvest Moon’s dark masters – and to thwart an invasion of the surface world.


“At heart this is an old-fashioned tale of good vs. evil made distinctive by its roots in childhood fears and its gothic scenery, like a quirky campire story made large, or a warper celebration of Halloween.”


“Perhaps the most interesting volume published recently by Arkham House is DRAGONFLY […] As a horror-fantasy amalgam, DRAGONFLY is a marked success. Durbin is gifted with a prodigious fantastic imagination […] the verve, panache, and assurance with which DRAGONFLY is written make us marvel that it could be a first novel; Durbin is a 'find' in whom Arkham House can rightly be proud.”

Weird Tales

“On the line with Clive Barker’s THE THIEF OF ALWAYS. One thing is for sure, it will change some of your thoughts about Halloween.”


“Fans of Lovecraft and other horror writers will quickly learn to relish the name of Durbin […] hours of enjoyable reading. An outstanding story packed with many unexpected twists and turns.”

The Bookwatch

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