This is a set of short stories inspired by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, it’s actually the book I thought I’d enjoy the most out of all of the line up this month. Interestingly, and through no fault of it’s own, it wasn’t.
The idea of it sounded right up my street, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the writing. I did enjoy the stories but just not as much as I expected to. I think it’s one of those books that’s worth a look, it’s not a long book so you might as well check it out it’s not going to be a huge commitment or take much time to get through. However, I don’t think it’s going to be one of those that’s for everyone.
All of the authors in this book are very talented and I’d love to see what else they’ve written.
I did pick a favourite of the stories, that story was A Feast For The Low by Marcus Turner. In this, the Horseman Famine descends upon a town and I really enjoyed the way this one was written, the imagery which was conveyed and just the general feel of it. Whilst it’s not the same thing, it put me in mind of The Mask of The Red Death (1964) featuring Vincent Price. I could imagine him in the role of Famine, or Timothy, as the villagers claim he is called.
The other stories all include great imagery too, and the first story of the book in particular; ARALSK-7 by Alanah Andrews is a great one to read, particularly at the moment as it involves biohazards. So long as of course, the whole pandemic thing isn’t getting to you. Perhaps avoid it if you’re struggling with that side of things.
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Harbingers: Short Stories Inspired by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (English Edition) Kindle版
- ASIN : B081S5Y5ZY
- 出版社 : Monnath Books (2019/12/16)
- 発売日 : 2019/12/16
- 言語 : 英語
- ファイルサイズ : 1549 KB
- 同時に利用できる端末数 : 無制限
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能） : 有効
- X-Ray : 有効にされていません
- Word Wise : 有効
- 本の長さ : 140ページ
- ページ番号ソース ISBN : 0993134831