Psychiatric illness, psychotic breaks, and general mental mayhem have always been popular topics in horror and dark literature. From Frakenstein’s mad obsession with reanimating the dead, to Hamlet seeing his father’s ghost and consequently getting most of the people around him murdered, to recent stories like Paul Tremlbay’s A Head Full of Ghosts, readers love being able to get inside the damaged minds of a good, twisted character. Read more “DARK FANTASY PROJECT – BOOK REVIEW by Kevin Holton “BROKEN: Stories of Damaged Psyches” by Weldon Burge”
Essel Pratt is a master of horror and fantasy, conjuring tales that haunt souls and inspire imagination.
The King of Challenge, Pratt wins this medal through his unexpected combination of horrific creatures, plots you would have never imagined and thoughts you can’t just, forget.
Come in… and get to know him and his world of abomination.
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Kevin Holton presents an eclectic apocalypse. Monsters built of different influences such as kaiju and cyberpunk lead hell on Earth, in this story.
This book is a very pleasurable read thanks to the winks of the author to the reader, making it an emotional rollercoaster. Now you’re laughing, now you’re shaking. Characters are very real, the thread is a race against time and fortune. A training for the end of the world. Read more “BOOK REVIEW – “At the Hands of Madness” by Kevin Holton”
“Harvester’s Trade” is a novella by Jim Goforth. What to say? Goforth is an established extreme horror master and as such, of course, has written an amazing, terrifying, blood-spattered story.
The more you like a book, the more difficult is to review it, because you don’t keep calm. You only want to jump and say “ah! read this!!!”. I just read it in a row, literally walking around doing things with my phone in my hand, without being able to stop. I finished the book, put it down, stare at it and whisper “Holy cow. This.” Read more “BOOK REVIEW – “Harvester’s Trade” by Jim Goforth”
“Thing of Nightmares” is a book any steampunk/fantasy reader will absolutely adore. A crime investigation, chasing the “Clockwork Killer” opens the door to a spiral of conspiracies, murders and lots of blood.
Rivett’s writing is very clear, very easy to read. You turn the pages without realizing. With all the introductions and descriptions he needs to expose to guide the reader, it never gets slow or boring.
Characters are realistic, you can relate to what they feel, which sticks you to the book.
I especially liked the crime thread. People enraged because they are just, scared. The law failing in their conclusions, blindness and above all, despair. Read more “BOOK REVIEW – “Thing of Nightmares” by Mark Rivett”