The Crimson Pact by Larry Correia
Volume Three (Volume 3)

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If you enjoy Jim Butcher's Dresden Files; Terry Brooks' Running with Demons (Word and the Void) and Armageddon's Children (Genesis of Shannara Trilogy); Demon Moon in The Guardian Series by Meljean Brook, Larry Correia's Monster Hunter International, or Patricia Briggs When Demons Walk you will love the Crimson Pact series.

"Almost 30 years later The Crimson Pact supplants Clive Barker's Books of Blood series as the modern compendium of fantasy horror short stories... Like the viewers of the classic Twilight Zone and Outer Limits television series, each reader is bound to have their own favorites. Whether you buy these for yourself or someone else, any horror, suspense, or dark fiction fan should enjoy the collection." Lance Roth at

"This is a volume for all those fans of demonology, but the mixture of genres, styles and authors means something should appeal to everyone... There's a lot of swearing, guts and gore, but also triumph, tragedy and heart-warming moments. These stories can scare, disgust, or horrify you. They can also make you laugh and cry." Pippa Jay of


The Crimson Pact Volume 3 features fifteen action-packed and frightening short stories, including, "That Which We Fear" by New York Times' bestselling author Larry Correia, and Steven Diamond, which features a marine who knows the exact time of his death and a federal agent who has the strange habit of coming come back from the dead. "The Ronin's Mark" by Donald Darling is a story from an arch demon's point of view and provides a fascinating study of what happens when a demon becomes too close to the world he is trying to destroy.

"Whispers in the Code" by Patrick M. Tracy uncovers the sinister truth about the secrets found inside the internet, and those trying to stop the end of days. "Singe, Smolder, Torch, Whither" by Eric M. Bosarge is a creepy tale Stephen King could have written if he decided to write a story with a more literary style. "The Jar of Needs" by Patrick M. Tracy is about a depraved customer who will do anything for the sullen barrista he's fallen in lust with.

EA Younker gives us a steampunk apocalypse story, "Fight" where the rebels steal an airship and take the battle to the demon-possessed bots who have destroyed their world.

"The Third Eye" by Chanté McCoy tells the tragic story of a failed Greek Orthodox priest in the early 1900's, who is unable to convince his countrymen that the demons are indeed coming. "A Contract Between Thieves" by Stephanie M. Lorée is one of the most entertaining stories in the anthology and is set in a "Italian Renaissance steampunk meets traditional sword & sorcery world" and features a rogue named Feni, and her lover, Raf, and their travails after Feni accepts the absolutely wrong job—that feels so right.

"The Scarlet Cloak" by Karen Bovenmyer, which book-ends this collection and will not soon be forgotten, is about a young woman who takes revenge on her enemies by using an artifact of terrible power that may consume her in the end, or perhaps it will set her true self free.

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Published April 6, 2012 by Alliteration Ink. 426 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Crimson Pact

Okay, Steve, you can put that lightning bolt away now.Recommended Age: 18+Language: Some of the stories are fairly profane, but in general there's not muchViolence: Some of the stories are pretty violent and gory/graphicSex: One story has a 13-year old in a sexual situation, a couple scenesThe ...

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See below for more and the prices of the trade paperbacks.The Crimson Pact Volume 1: stories 26 , words 143,000 ($17.99)The Crimson Pact Volume 2: stories 27, words 158,000 ($19.99)The Crimson Pact Volume 3: stories 15, 107,000 words ($14.99)The Crimson Pact Volume 4: stories 17, 120,000 wordsThe...

Aug 23 2012 | Read Full Review of The Crimson Pact: Volume Thre...