The October King

The October King October is a time of horror This is the only time the channels are right the only time the magic really works A time pitiful few are open to my bits of dread my slices of terror And above all littl

  • Title: The October King
  • Author: Zachary T. Owen
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • October is a time of horror This is the only time the channels are right, the only time the magic really works A time pitiful few are open to my bits of dread, my slices of terror And above all, little one, October is the only environment I can thrive in, for I am the October King So spoke the King of Terror to his latest victim, who is forced to read his stories Th October is a time of horror This is the only time the channels are right, the only time the magic really works A time pitiful few are open to my bits of dread, my slices of terror And above all, little one, October is the only environment I can thrive in, for I am the October King So spoke the King of Terror to his latest victim, who is forced to read his stories The alternative is murder.

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    1. "She would blaze a trail of blood so long and wide it would paint towns, coat cities."  The narrator of this book suffers from seasonal affective disorder.   Feeling anxious and depressed, he withdraws into his own world.  His world, however, has an unwanted visitor.  It calls itself the October King, and it hides stories for the narrator to discover and read.  Each story is eerie and disturbing, ramping up the feeling of dread to new levels.In these offerings, titans of pain battle to the [...]

    2. I loved the concept of the book and how it made this more than just a collection of short stories. There is plenty to offer here. Fans of darker fiction as well as those who like it a little on the strange side will find this a worthwhile read. Zachary T. Owen has skills and I have thought highly of everything I have read to date. The main character of the book is a student who is forced to read the stories penned by The October King, in order, or face horrible consequences. The King is one of m [...]

    3. Really enjoyed this book. Very cool concept. Short stories nestled into a frame story - a lot of times that leaves the frame story sort of shallow feeling but this one was well developed and really spooky. The concepts presented about fear and words symbolizing something deeper really hit on some personal fears for me. Resonant. The short stories had a simple horror to them, it really did feel like there was a deeper, twisted meaning beneath them. A few bits were on the line between cheesy and f [...]

    4. The October King is a collection of short horror stories, cleverly weaved together by a central narrative. I'd like to think I read this book entirely as it was meant to be read: curled up with a blanket on a breezy, chilly October day. Not without its faults, The October King is great autumn reading for fans of shocking horror.It's fair to say that I couldn't put this book down after starting it. I finished it over the course of a couple of days, in two relatively short sittings. The book has s [...]

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