Whispering the Darkness

As perspicacious readers might have inferred despite my reticence in openly discussing the matter, I am not unfond of Lovecraft's work and cosmic dread in general. So, I was most joyous to discover Matt Hundley's film-length adaptation of The Whisperer in Darkness; while it is not perfect, it inclines strongly toward my preferred approach in … Continue reading Whispering the Darkness

End of Watch by Baileigh Higgins

Higgins blends the horror of a zombie plague with a positive view of human nature, creating an apocalypse story that is centred in cooperation and the drive to serve society. Note: while the author is blessed with a spiffing surname we are unrelated by blood or marriage. This novel is the second in Higgins’ Heroes … Continue reading End of Watch by Baileigh Higgins

Demonic Crisis Management for the Modern Vampire by Matthew S. Cox

Cox blends a youthful viewpoint with a complex universe, creating another modern vampire tale that is fast-paced and deep. This novel is the sixteenth volume of Cox’s Vampire Innocent series. Spoilers for previous volumes might cross your path ahead. After two years as a vampire, Sarah Wright’s plan to remain with her family continues to … Continue reading Demonic Crisis Management for the Modern Vampire by Matthew S. Cox

Treasured Trouble: A Collection of Short Stories from the Treasure Chronicles by Jordan Elizabeth

Elizabeth builds a series of short stories around the characters and histories of the protagonists rather than new aspects of the world, creating a collection that offers depth rather than event-of-the-week style diffusion. This short story collection includes eight stories set in the world of Elizabeth’s Treasure Chronicles, all but one occurring prior to the … Continue reading Treasured Trouble: A Collection of Short Stories from the Treasure Chronicles by Jordan Elizabeth

Early Days of a Better Nation

With Boris Johnson PM facing a vote of no confidence, the United Kingdom might move back toward decency and progress; which inspires flickers of joy. However, the decision lies in the hands of Conservative MPs rather than the nation; which inspires flickers of powerlessness. Fortunately—while the greatest power to make a better world lies in … Continue reading Early Days of a Better Nation