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    REVIEW – Maiden by T.C. Parker & Ward Nerdlo

    Maiden is like a bullet to the chest. The characterisation and the atmospheric and nightmarish landscape really does want to eat you whole. This is my first discovery of the writing of TC Parker & Ward Nerdlo but I’m going to read both authors’ back catalogue as soon as I can. The raw veracity of the storyline and the strength of the characterisation reminds me both of Barker and King with some Ketchum thrown in for good measure. It’s a writing duo that will leave a lasting impression on the brain. Gritty and dark, Maiden introduces us to characters that are both morally grey and ones that are shaped by…

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    Cosmic Horror,  Horror

    The Worm and His Kings by Hailey Piper | ARC Review

    The Worm and His Kings is quite frankly a phenomenal novella.  It excels in its characterisation, which is by far, powerful.  First and foremost, it is a novel about acceptance and identity.  Monique, our protagonist, is a trans woman who has spent her entire life trying to fit in, to the detriment for her inner self.  She tries to rectify that, an action that results in physical trauma.  A story that highlights a world full of prejudice and hate.  A cosmic horror novel that had me intrigued but had my search for answers going beyond the story, beyond the deeper meaning, beyond everything I thought I knew.  Imagine losing the…