Eight great authors come together in this spooky collection of horror tales. Off The Beaten Path 2: Eight More Tales Of The Paranormal rocks awesome sauce!
Eight more tales of the paranormal from eight diverse and talented voices.
By medfair on February 22, 2016
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It's been quite a long time since I had so much fun reading. These eight short stories belong to the Fantasy&Horror genre and all the authors acquit themselves at least very well. For readers who like a good horror tale with wit and (sometimes goulish) humor, this anthology offers a couple of hours of good time. The stories that I loved best were: The Coal Miner's Demon by Angela Roquet -she manages to set a juicy she-demon story in the middle of a rural present. perhaps on par with the Monkey's Paw or Pollock and the Porroh Man. Good stuff! Next is The Ice Cream Social by Meri Elena - set in a pedestrian academic environment working on plants (how more academically boring one can be), it is delightful in its surprises and a really great ending. The best comparison that comes to mind is Kiss Kiss by Roald Dahl. Finally - Pixie Played by Jacie Gale- a great mini-tale in the best tradition of Poe and Robert Louis Stevenson, with a dash of Roger Zelazny. Packed with action and believably incredible -Wow!. The last choice, In Summerfall, the Dragons by Shervi Kiani is not uniform enough throughout. The major line is lyrical, poetic, dreamy - in a word, very good writing. The connecting sequences of conflicts with parents, step-sister, the boys on the beach, with the world in general - detract from that quality. Very original, nevertheless. Get it, read it, you won't regret it!