TAKE OFF YOUR MASK.
Thirty years ago, a progressive rock band called The Yellow Kings began recording what would become their first and final album. Titled “The Final Reconciliation,” the album was expected to usher in a new renaissance of heavy metal, but it was shelved following a tragic concert that left all but one dead.
The sole survivor of that horrific incident was the band’s lead guitarist, Aidan Cross, who’s kept silent about the circumstances leading up to that ill-fated performance—until now.
For the first time since the tragedy, Aidan has granted an exclusive interview to finally put rumors to rest and address a question that has haunted the music industry for decades: What happened to The Yellow Kings?
The answer will terrify you.
Inspired by The King in Yellow mythos first established by Robert W. Chambers, and reminiscent of cosmic horror by H. P. Lovecraft, Laird Barron, and John Langan, comes The Final Reconciliation—a chilling tale of regret, the occult, and heavy metal by Todd Keisling.
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“Keisling proves himself to be a master storyteller, weaving a believable tale of an up-and-coming band with Chambers’ mystique from The King in Yellow […] Even the ending of The Final Reconciliation is about as good as it gets and as a result this book receives my highest recommendation.” – Cemetery Dance
“The story of ‘The Final Reconciliation’ plays out like a nightmarish Behind the Music VH1 episode, its climax unforgettable and epic.” – This Is Horror
“‘The Final Reconciliation’ is, in my eyes, the perfect novella. Expertly paced and crafted, Keisling chooses show, don’t tell early on in the story to suggest of the horrors that lie in wait for the band.” – The Grim Reader
“My year has started out unusually strong, but I think it’s a safe bet to say The Final Reconciliation will be one of my favorites of the year.” – Book Den
“I fully expect to see The Final Reconciliation on MANY year end best-of lists […] This story is metal.” – The Eyes of Madness