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Dark Furies

Dark Furies          

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Damsels in Distress?

Snow White and the Evil Queen, Beauty and the Beast, Antigone and Creon, Dorothy and the Wicked Witch, Fay Wray and King Kong, Joan de Arc and the Catholic Church, Minnie Mouse and that darn Peg Leg Pete...

Throughout the history of the world, women have had to cope with horrors of every shape and size. Some of these monsters have been evil incarnate, some have simply been misunderstood—all of them have been left to the fairer sex to handle.

This timesless idea is now revisited by 15 of today's most creative writers as they look at the idea of women and monsters from every angle possible.

First up, talented newcomers Jan Rukh, Laszlo Q.V. St-J. Xalieri, Ed Hickox, and Rose Fox set a serious tone with four terrific dramas, all set in different genres.

After that, it's time for comedy as sreenwriter Rick Leider charms us with a fairy tale gone deliciously wrong, while the always hilarious Adam Knave delivers a wacky vision of demons run-amuck on a children's TV show.

Not to be outdone Messrs. John French and James Chambers both deliver stories of supernatural investigation guaranteed to set just the right tone for our expert team of horror specialists.

Yest, it's an all-star line-up as Michael Amorel, Ron Fortier, Patrick Thomas, Danielle Ackley-McPhail and William Jones dazzle the entire audience, from the orchestra to those in the cheap seats, with five towering tales of titanic terror which no reader will forget anytime soon.

Then, the ever-unpredictable CJ Henderson hogs as much space as he can delivering two stories for review—one a tale of Lovecraftian feminism, then a second we think is destined to become a Die Monster Die! classic!

Review Quotes
(Where applicable, click on reviewer's name to visit the full review at original posting)

Dark Furies is a fine anthology, which offers a wide variety of story types...
the truly good stories were each worth double the price of admission.
This volume is a must have for fans of the many shades of darkness.
Horror Reader

On Dark Furies as a whole:
Even though there were some outstanding stories, much like this review,
this book turned into a bigger project than anyone intended.
And on
The Kindly One – Danielle Ackley-McPhail:
Here’s another one I really enjoyed; I give this story a 5. Brutally honest and unforgiving, the plot is enthralling and the characters are terrifying. The author’s style of writing is keen, to the point, and utterly captivating. Here is one author I will definitely be reading more of.  
Bloody Mary, Horror Web


Adam P. Knave
Jan Rukh
Laszlo Q.V. St.J. Xalieri
Ed Hickox
Rose Fox

Patrick Thomas
CJ Henderson
James Chambers
Ron Fortier
John L. French

Michael Amorel
William Jones
Danielle Ackley-McPhail
R. Allen Leider 

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