takes place in a village in Ireland where people are dying. A motley group
including a werewolf, magpie, banshee, cop, and troll join to solve the murder mystery
and find the culprit.
books that include mythology and folklore. This book has them in abundance. The
story is intriguing and the characters well-described. I think my favorite was
Enzo, the magpie. The addition of a sentient inanimate object tickled me.
Doras would have benefitted from extra editing. There were several places where
I wasn’t sure who was speaking and I saw some head-hopping. This book has light
scenes interspersed with very dark ones. The lighter ones allow the reader to
get to know the characters better. The dark ones illustrate how dangerous and
horrible their foe is.
the tale and am curious to see other books by the author.
Book 0 of the Borderlands series, is comparable to Grimmdark meets
Bronzepunk—two subgenres I’m unfamiliar with. Loving fantasy, I was excited to
try something completely different.
the forts, brave fighters, derring-dos, and circle-the-wagons vibes, this
novella reminds me of the old frontier movies. (Quite a compliment, since I’m a
big John Wayne fan.) The further the company travel, the more dire the danger.
Will they all make it back? Will any
of them? The vivid descriptions of the land and the monsters encountered paired
with the first person, present tense point of view makes for an intense sense
of urgency that works extremely well.
caught me by surprise a couple of times with interesting plot twists. (Kudos,
sir.) The world-building is top notch and the characters well fleshed out. The
ending is a cliff-hanger, so I am anxious to read Book 1. I found Prelude a
riveting tale of survival, conquest, and heroism and strongly recommend it.
During a blizzard,
a man hears a scream. He finds a dead body outside his home. Rushing inside to
call the police, he discovers the phone is as dead as the corpse bleeding out on
the snow. As he waits out the storm, he hears noises. How can this be? He is
alone—or is he?
I read this book on a bright sunshiny morning. Afterwards, I thought I heard
the door upstairs creak. The murmur of voices. The rustle of curtains. This
short story scared me so much that I had to search the house from top to
without the Poe reference, EAP’s influence is abundantly evident. As a child,
my cousin three grades ahead of me read the eerie short stories out loud. I
felt that same shivers down the spine sensation when reading Stone Storm that I
felt all those years ago.
has crafted an excellent horror, skillfully building the tension to a shocking
revelation. I’m no newbie to this genre, so believe me when I warn you, don’t
read this at night.