Beyond the Shadow

Beyond the Shadow is a terrifying journey into a world where reality and what lay beyond is blurred.

Carl Alves

Carl is the author of five published novels which span the horror, fantasy, and science fiction genres in no particular order.

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A novel for fans (adult and teen) of Stranger Things on TV, Carl Alves’ The Invocation offers a terrifying view of what might happen when a Ouija board is used by a group of fourth grade students.

– amazon review of the invocation



I found this very entertaining and a new look at this type of story. It was refreshing to actually touch on this subject with both humor and humility as well as the typical soul battle of good vs evil.

– amazon review of battle of the soul


I think the description given by this author hits the nail right on the head and fits the book perfectly: “True Blood meets The Sopranos”.


  – amazon review of blood street:a vampire thriller


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Fifth Ward: Friendly Fire by Dale Lucas

I thoroughly enjoyed the first novel in this trilogy.  Despite the high bar, Friendly Fire, did not disappoint.  Much like the first novel, the world building and characters are superb.  That’s not to  short change the overall quality of the writing and the dialogue,...

Beyond the Shadow out now

My seventh novel, Beyond the Shadow, a supernatural thriller is out now on Amazon.  Here is a preview of the novel.

10 Questions with Dale Lucas

I found the first novel in your Fifth Ward series to be a refreshing departure from a typical epic fantasy novel. What made you decide to go in that direction?   Frustration, mostly (he says with a chuckle). When I first set out to write fantasy, it was in an...

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