The Fading by Carole Nomarhas #bookreviews #TuesdayBookBlog

The dead came back. All of them.’unnamed (25)

Step quietly, my friend, mind the shadows. This way, this way, there’s something I wish for you to see…

The Fading: eleven darkly-twisted tales of fantasy and horror, magic and superstition. Venture into a place where the veil between worlds is wafer-thin, where the dead join the living and the sun never sets. Drive a road of dust and bones that may never end and may take you places you do not wish to go… Visit a picture-perfect house, in a picture-perfect village, where there is a very special box. Sit for a while on the front porch, and wait for the end of the world, unless something more terrifying comes calling first…

Carole Nomarhas delivers a unique blend of dread and intrigue in short stories that cross genres and lead the reader down paths that were once the familiar haunts of horror and fantasy readers alike. With a delicate brush she paints vivid worlds where serial killers dwell, and digs up past wrong-deeds with dire consequences. Each story is a delicately-woven tapestry of nightmare places and nightmare beings, ordinary folk in extraordinary situations.

Step quietly, mind the shadows, and I will see you on the other side…

What an enjoyable collection of short stories this was!  The author is certainly a gifted storyteller and possesses a strong talent with imagery and description.  Many of these stories contained surprising, unpredictable twists and, with others, I could feel the character’s sense of hopelessness, devastation, and acceptance of their fate.  No two were the same, but all were delightfully dark and bewitching.  Fantasy, horror, magic, superstition – it’s all here in one book, just waiting to be read and savored – make sure you don’t miss this one.

I received a digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.


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