Happy release to this perfect Halloween read!
Thanks so much to one of the fantastic authors, Delia Rai, for the ebook copy in exchange for my honest review.
DESCENT INTO DARKNESS – A Horror Anthology collected by Tony Urban
My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!
Do you want to get into the Halloween spirit? Do you love creepy and unsettling short stories? Well, the next book you need to pick up is DESCENT INTO DARKNESS. This is a horror anthology with a collection of 20 stories from authors all over the world. “What keeps you awake at night?” These stories are full of eerie tales that will keep you looking over your shoulder at night. Topics such as murder, demons, ghosts, monsters, and urban legends make their appearance. I love seeing authors’ takes on urban legends and seeing where they’ll take them, or what their unique spin will be. We all know the gist of the story, but you never truly know how it’ll be told – after all, that’s how urban legends are, ever-changing.
There are so many great stories in this collection that it’s hard to pick some to spotlight. Anthologies are always interesting to me because you get to see each author’s writing style and voice on the same topic. Horror is a genre that I think is a difficult one to get a genuine scare out of (too many over-used similarities and cliches done wrong), and this collection did not let me down! I’m also a sucker for short stories. I know a lot of people don’t like them because they want more out of it – more character development, more background, etc. However, I appreciate how an author can pack a punch in a short amount of time and leave an impact.
Overall, if you’re a horror fan and enjoy a great short story, then this is a no-brainer. These are definitely authors I’ll be keeping an eye for with future work! I loved the variety in stories and writing styles.
Go check this one out for some great horror stories!