And Hell Followed: An Anthology (Release Date: January 15th, 2019)
Seventeen authors re-imagine the biblical apocalypse and all the hell that follows in sixteen horrifying tales. What if the prophecies of Revelation hit today? What sort of craziness and evil would ensue? With this list of excellent authors contributing, it’s sure to be a Hell of a read!
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First thought? Woah, this is going to be a gruesome collection!
Then I stopped thinking because I was completely enthralled by the end of the first story! When I discovered that each tale was connected in that it was another perspective of the same event, or the aftermath, I was overjoyed! You see, I don’t particularly like anthologies. I don’t mind novellas, but short stories generally leave me wanting. This was NOT the case for And Hell Followed. Because each story seemed to tie in together, I felt like I was reading a novel. One written in MPV, and it was just brilliant.
As gory and terrifying as the tales were, they were also penned by brilliant writers, who all know how to collectively drill into our psyches, tap into our worst nightmares. To me, that is great horror no matter how it is presented.
I’m not going to specifically name stories because for the most part, I loved them all. There were two that I didn’t care for however because they didn’t seem to fit the overall style. Maybe it’s just a matter of personal taste but I think when you read this anthology, they may stand out to other readers as well.
As a whole, I loved this collection, and if more anthologies were written like this, then I would start happily reading them more often.
This would have been 5 star read but I am deducting just a fraction of a star because of the two stories I didn’t like. Seriously though, if you are a fan of horror/ dystopian and like it with a side of horrific and bloody allegory, you’re going to love this book!
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