(Ad) Good Morning. Today I have a review of a Short Story Horror Anthology edited by Mark Morris. Thank you to Anne Cater at Random Things Tours for giving me this opportunity to read and review.
Beyond the Veil is the second volume in an annual, non-themed horror series of entirely original stories, showcasing the very best short fiction that the genre has to offer, and edited by Mark Morris. This new anthology contains 20 original horror stories, 16 of which have been commissioned from some of the top names in the genre, and 4 of which have been selected from the 100s of stories sent to Flame Tree during a 2-week open submissions window.
I really enjoy anthologies. The small stories make them great to pick up and read an entire story and then not have to worry about forgetting where you were at a few days later.
It is a great way to be introduced to new authors and learn others voices and styles.
Horror is one of my favourite genre and what better time to tuck into an anthology of Horror stories than during late October.
I do have to admit though while I enjoyed every single story written in this book I did feel some weren’t really within the horror genre. Some I felt would have been better placed in a thriller or even supernatural genre so those who are die-hard horror fans may find this a bit disappointing.
Saying this, however, every single one of these stories is executed brilliantly and each authors style and skill with words is done with perfection. Every story will leave an impression and it is that very reason why I found Beyond the Veil a fantastic read.
My favourite was actually one of the first in the book, Caker’s Man. That was a chilling read and left me totally creeped out.
I would definitely recommend this book to others, it is a really good one to pick up every October, even if it is only to read a few different stories each time.
Flame Tree Press
Flame Tree Press is the imprint of long-standing Independent Flame Tree Publishing, dedicated to fu l-length original fiction in the horror and suspense, science fiction & fantasy, and crime / mystery / thri ler categories. The list brings together fantastic new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices. Learn more about Flame Tree Press at http://www.flametreepress.com and connect on social media @FlameTreePress.
About the Editor
Mark Morris (editor) has written and edited almost forty novels, nove las, short story co lections and anthologies. His script work includes audio dramas for Doctor Who, Jago & Litefoot and the Hammer Chi lers series. His recent work includes the official movie tie-in novelizations of The Great Wal and (co-written with Christopher Golden) The Predator, the Obsidian Heart trilogy (The Wolves of London, The Society of Blood and The Wraiths of War), the anthologies New Fears (winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Anthology) and New Fears 2 as editor, a new audio adaptation of the classic 1971 horror movie Blood on Satan’s Claw, for which he won the New York Festival Radio Award for Best Drama Special, and a new audio adaptation of the M.R. James ghost story A View From a Hil, for which he won his second New York Festival Radio Award, for Best Digital Drama Program, and which has also been nominated for an ARIA (Audio & Radio Industry Award).
About the Book
Genre: Fiction / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Product format: Paperback
Price: £9.95; $14.95
Pages: 256 pp
Format: 130 x 198 mm
BIC codes: DQ
BISAC codes: FIC003000, FIC015000, FIC024000
Imprint: FLAME TREE PRESS
Distribution: Marston Book Services
Thanks for reading.