"Hill's work reminds me of a modern Edgar Allen Poe, who digs into the grit of society for characters and plot elements, while still maintaining an artful feel."
"... an absolutely fantastic and eerie read."
"Darkness Calls is an excellent book to add to your collection and I recommend it."
"... well-written and delightfully atmospheric... I would recommend this book without hesitation. The stories are elegantly written and suitably creepy."
"Andy Hill has a rare gift for descriptive writing that comes across clearly in each tale; he knows how to vividly bring scenes to life. Too vividly -- read this one with the lights on."
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"Darkness Calls - Volume One" is the first in a series of four short story collections. Comprising themes of fear, madness, isolation, violence and the supernatural, "Darkness Calls" builds into a chilling collection of modern horror works.
In volume opener "Dark Rain", a mysterious storm brings about a terrifying change in the residents of a sleepy country village. Taking cues from the works of Edgar Allan Poe, "The Patio" is a dream-like journey into a mysterious world... and the horrific revelation it contains. "An Open Letter..." is a short but powerful, thought-provoking piece of prose; a pointless cry to an ignorant society.
The oldest story in this collection, the violent "Face Value" presents a shocking tale of revenge from beyond the grave. A dystopian future provides a terrifying backdrop to the symobolic existence of five leviathans: the forgotten, the needing, the homeless, the corporation, and Death in "Fallen Angel". The final story in the volume, "Trapped", takes us into the claustrophobic hell of a mother and daughter, imprisoned in their overturned vehicle along an isolated highway.
Featuring a foreword by the author and individual notes on each story contained within, this opening volume serves as the perfect introduction to the works of this exciting new British horror talent.
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Published March 12, 2012
by Andy Hill.
Horror, Literature & Fiction.