The Fading

The Fading Short listed for the Aurealis Awards Best Collection The dead came back All of them Step quietly my friend mind the shadows This way this way there s something I wish for you to see The Fading el

  • Title: The Fading
  • Author: Carole Nomarhas
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 333
  • Format: ebook
  • Short listed for the Aurealis Awards, Best Collection The dead came back All of them 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 aShort listed for the Aurealis Awards, Best Collection The dead came back All of them 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 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

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    1. Well shitfuck, that was different!!!! This is a new author to me, and what a wonderful box of surprises is this book!Some are just pure terror, but many skirt the border between weird fantasy and dream, like a rainbow of dingy greys.What is brilliantly clear is the creative force at work here - so many wonderful ideas, like a bag of twisted sweeties.If you fancy an unusual book which is full of clever nightmares without being gory, then huddle up with a cuppa and good luck :DI look forward to re [...]

    2. Just in time for Halloween!A wide range of stories, from the almost comically twisted (Bernie's Mother) the desolation of a slow-moving apocalypse that nobody could have foreseen, and a holiday where getting some peace and quiet is very literalThese stories are small slices of life (er, or death) that are beautifully executed and just right for this time of year. Scary without the need for gore, and memorable.

    3. This was recommended to me, and I'm glad it was. I picked it up yesterday and inhaled it.It's a collection of 11 short stories, each of them delightfully twisted. Because of the genre, I went into each story expecting something to mess with my head, but was delighted at how the twist I expected wasn't the one that showed up. There are some very clever stories in here.I confess, there was one I just didn't get. But there were several that had me greatly impressed with their inventiveness, a few o [...]

    4. 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 an [...]

    5. The Fading: Short Stories of Horror & Dark Fantasy by Carole Nomarhas is a collection guaranteed to generate shudders of dread and delight. With precise prose that is often beautifully poetic—such as “Moth-flutters of dark, tattered mist came to his call…”—Nomarhas has carefully crafted characters and worlds that remain with the reader long after the book is closed. Nomarhas masterfully guides the reader through mazes of logical twists and turns that surprise and satisfy. For examp [...]

    6. Creatures and Darkness of All Kinds AwaitDear Reader This collection and author were recommended to me by a fellow poet whom I admire. I am thrilled I made this purchase! Now I'll keep my eyes wide for more Carole Nomarhas. I'm a huge fan of psychological horror. In this diverse collection, readers will get a feel for the author's range and the sledge hammer that comes down upon them quietly. It is my pleasure to highly recommend this book as it was to me.

    7. Disclaimer: This book was one of many I read as a judge for the 2015 Aurealis Awards. This review is my personal opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging coordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team.[actual score: 4.5]Quick review 1: Somewhat formulaic horror/dark fantasy, but (nearly) every story grabbed me. The twists are good genre tropes, handled well. Consistently competent, nicely varied.Long review:Nomarhas is not an author I was previou [...]

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