Volume three of the AngelINK series
The sign: when a meteorite falls from the sky, the destruction left in its wake lights a political fuse that could bring on Armageddon.
The prophet: just when the world could use a savior, the prophet Elijah appears. His search for a messiah leads him to the daughter of the archangel Michael.
The savior: meanwhile other messiah hopefuls spring up around the world — including Page, an AI already tangled in webs of religion and deception. Yet as false shepherds lead the lambs to their doom, it may be up to Page’s creator, the criminal mastermind known as Mouse, to save them all…
Airship Shape & Bristol Fashion brings together tales from the light and dark sides of steampunk. Living ghosts, walking ferns and ingenious androids populate visions of the city of Bristol at once familiar and peculiar. Above them soar magnificent men, and women, in their flying machines. Whether they are seeking release, revenge or adventure, the characters in these stories will draw you down the side-streets of Bristol to the brass and steam-filled worlds you never dreamed were there.
The original paperback edition of Kontakt was produced in conjunction with the 2012 the European Science Fiction Convention (Eurocon) in Zagreb, and given away free to members. It has never been generally available for sale. All of the stories in it are translated into English, with the intention of showcasing Croatian science fiction and fantasy fiction to the wider world.
Of the twelve stories in the book, two have already achieved recognition outside of Croatia. ‘The Corridor’ by Darko Macan won the Lapis Histriae, an international short story competition open to writers from Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Montenegro. ‘Every Time We Say Goodbye’ by Zoran Vlahovic received an honorable mention in the 2013 Science Fiction and Fantasy Translation Awards.
Heads-up, horror, dark fantasy and weird fiction fans! Issue 23 of Adam Bradley’s Morpheus Tales magazine, the UK’s most controversial horror short fiction ‘zine, is now in stock in DRM-Free ePub Ebook edition at The Robot Trading Company.
But that’s not all. We also have the latest Morpheus Tales Special Issue: Ethereal Tales.
Don’t forget our ongoing ‘3-for-2′ special offer: buy any three back-issues of Morpheus Tales magazine (excluding the Special Issues and ‘Best Of’ anthologies) and you’ll only have to only pay for two. No codes or vouchers to bother with – just add three issues of Morpheus Tales to your basket and the checkout will calculate the discount for you.
Plus: check out our Morpheus Tales Special Issues Bundle – all eight special issues of the magazine for just £15.79, instead of the r.r.p. of £23.92. Bargain!
It’s ebook publication day for the newest releases from Strange Chemistry – Angry Robot’s YA genre fiction imprint – which means The Robot Trading Company has two brand new DRM-free Epub ebooks to tempt you with.
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by M.G. Buehrlen
For as long as 17-year-old Alex Wayfare can remember, she has had visions of the past. Visions that make her feel like she’s really on a ship bound for America, living in Jamestown during the Starving Time, or riding the original Ferris wheel at the World’s Fair.But these brushes with history pull her from her daily life without warning, sometimes leaving her with strange lasting effects and wounds she can’t explain. Trying to excuse away the aftereffects has booked her more time in the principal’s office than in any of her classes and a permanent place at the bottom of the social hierarchy. Alex is desperate to find out what her visions mean and get rid of them.
It isn’t until she meets Porter, a stranger who knows more than should be possible about her, that she learns the truth: Her visions aren’t really visions. Alex is a Descender – capable of traveling back in time by accessing Limbo, the space between Life and Afterlife. Alex is one soul with fifty-six past lives, fifty-six histories.
Fifty-six lifetimes to explore: the prospect is irresistible to Alex, especially when the same mysterious boy with soulful blue eyes keeps showing up in each of them. But the more she descends, the more it becomes apparent that someone doesn’t want Alex to travel again. Ever.
And will stop at nothing to make this life her last.
by Martha Wells
When Emilie and Daniel arrive in Silk Harbor, Professor Abindon, an old colleague of the Marlendes, warns them that she’s observed something strange and potentially deadly in the sky, a disruption in an upper air aether current. But as the Marlendes investigate further, they realize it’s a ship from another aetheric plane. It may be just a friendly explorer, or something far more sinister, but they will have to take an airship into the dangerous air currents to find out.
Emilie joins the expedition and finds herself deep in personal entanglements, with an angry uncle, an interfering brother, and an estranged mother to worry about – not to mention a lost family of explorers, the strange landscapes of the upper air, and the deadly menace that inhabits the sky world.
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by Anna Kashina
The First Book of The Majat Code
Kara is a mercenary – a Diamond warrior, the best of the best, and a member of the notorious Majat Guild. When her tenure as protector to Prince Kythar comes to an end, custom dictates he accompany her back to her Guild to negotiate her continued protection.
But when they arrive they discover that the Prince’s sworn enemy, the Kaddim, have already paid the Guild to engage her services – to capture and hand over Kythar, himself.
A warrior brought up to respect both duty and honour, what happens when her sworn duty proves dishonourable?
File Under: Fantasy
by Joseph D’Lacey
The concluding book of the Black Dawn duology
It is the Black Dawn, a time of environmental apocalypse, the earth wracked and dying.
It is the Bright Day, a time long generations hence, when a peace has descended across the world.
The search for the shadowy figure known only as the Crowman continues, as the Green Men prepare to rise up against the forces of the Ward.
The world has been condemned. Only Gordon Black and The Crowman can redeem it.
File Under: Fantasy
By Matteo Strukul
Pray the cops find you first…
Imagine Elmore Leonard behind the wheel of a car in Grand Theft Auto as one Italian woman sets out to cut the mafia down to size – one limb at a time…
Two perfectly matched gangs are fighting for control of the north-east Italian region of Venetia. But a formidable young woman with vengeance on her mind has plans to upset the balance. Abandoned by her mother and violated by a gang of criminals just after they slaughtered her father, Mila Zago is a cold-blooded killer, a deadly assassin. Brought up by her grandfather on the Sette Comuni plateau under a rigid martial code, she returns home to seek her revenge, conspiring to create a spectacular showdown reminiscent A Fistful of Dollars.
The Ballad of Mila is the first novel in an ongoing series focused on the formidable female Italian bounty hunter Mila Zago, a.k.a. Red Dread.
As well as being shortlisted for the Premio Scerbanenco / La Stampa prize, it won the Premio Speciale Valpolicella 2011, and in its graphic novel format was awarded the the Premio Leone di Narnia as “Best Italian comic book series of the year”.
by Richard Parker
Your worst nightmare just went viral…
After being involved in a severe car accident and a vicious roadside assault, Beth Jordan wakes briefly to discover a coach party of students recording the aftermath with their phones.
Beth furiously attacks the crowd before being restrained and lapsing into a coma.
When she wakes in hospital, Beth is horrified when she’s told the video clips have been shared online and that millions of people around the world have now seen the incident.
The driver of the car she collided with has vanished without trace and Beth needs the recordings to help piece together exactly what happened.
But somebody is viciously murdering the owners of the clips and deleting them. What is concealed within those moments and can she find the survivors before the digital fragments of the event disappear forever?
Today is ebook publication day for the latest releases from Strange Chemistry – Angry Robot’s YA genre fiction imprint – books and as always The Robot Trading Company has the DRM-free Epub editions in stock and ready to buy.
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by Rachel Neumeier
Natividad is Pure, one of the rare girls born able to wield magic. Pure magic can protect humans against the supernatural evils they only half-acknowledge – the blood kin or the black dogs. In rare cases – like for Natividad’s father and older brother – Pure magic can help black dogs find the strength to control their dark powers.
But before Natividad’s mother can finish teaching her magic their enemies find them. Their entire village in the remote hills of Mexico is slaughtered by black dogs. Their parents die protecting them. Natividad and her brothers must flee across a strange country to the only possible shelter: the infamous black dogs of Dimilioc, who have sworn to protect the Pure.
In the snowy forests of Vermont they are discovered by Ezekiel Korte, despite his youth the strongest black dog at Dimilioc and the appointed pack executioner. Intrigued by Natividad he takes them to Dimilioc instead of killing them.
Now they must pass the tests of the Dimilioc Master. Alejandro must prove he can learn loyalty and control even without his sister’s Pure magic. Natividad’s twin Miguel must prove that an ordinary human can be more than a burden to be protected. And even at Dimilioc a Pure girl like Natividad cannot remain unclaimed to cause fighting and distraction. If she is to stay she must choose a black dog mate.
But, first, they must all survive the looming battle.
by Julianna Scott
After nearly being drained of her ability and betrayed by a man her father trusted, Becca Ingle was left with one clue – Ciaran Shea. He holds the key to the downfall of the power-mad Holder, Darragh, and can ensure the safety of both Holder and Human kind alike… but is he willing to help?
Becca, Alex, Jocelyn, and Cormac set out Adare Manor to meet with the Bhunaidh, an aristocratic group of pure blooded Holders of whom Ciaran is a rumored member. However, when Becca discovers that they might not be the only ones after the information Ciaran has, everyone begins to wonder if Bhunaidh might not be as uninvolved with Darragh as they claim.
A race to uncover Ciaran’s secrets begins, where the line between friend and foe is blurred, and everyone seems to have their own agenda. Becca will have to call on every ability at her disposal to uncover the truth, all the while knowing that sometimes the answer is more dangerous than the question.
To celebrate the publication of their 100th book, Angry Robot are making this very special offer for a limited time only and for the first 100 customers who choose to take advantage of their extreme largesse:
That’s right! You can get all 100 Angry Robot ebooks for just £100.00 sterling (or your local currency equivalent, adjusted for VAT where appplicable, so around US$137.50 / EU121.00 or so at today’s exchange XE.com listed rates.)
Now, we do realise that some of you – Angry Robot subscription customers in particular – may be thinking thoughts along the lines of: “now hold on just a minute, I’ve already got a bunch (or indeed, a whole pile) of Angry Robot ebooks, so how does this work for me?”
Well, we’d suggest applying a bit of the old mathematical jiggery-pokery (if you’ll excuse the use of a technical term).
All 100 Angry Robot ebooks in this offer would normally cost you a total of £545. The total saving is therefore £445 (US$612 / EU539), or £4.45 (US$6.12 / EU5.39) per ebook. So if you work out how many Angry Robot books you have already, and subtract that from 100, then multiply the result by £4.45 (US$6.12 / EU5.39), that’s how much you’ll be saving. You can then decide whether £100.00 (US$137.50 / EU121) is a fair price to complete your Angry Robot ebook collection.
Your only problem then will be a “what do I read next?” dilemma of truly epic proportions (but hey, who doesn’t have one of those already..?)
Today is ebook publication day for Angry Robot and Exhibit A‘s brand new February 2014 ebook releases. So we now have three brand new ebooks in stock, ready to buy and download at the Robot Trading Company.
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by Adam Christopher
A new, stand-alone urban fantasy novel from the author of Empire State and Seven Wonders
Ted Hall is worried. He’s been sleepwalking, and his somnambulant travels appear to coincide with murders by the notorious Hang Wire Killer.
Meanwhile, the circus has come to town, but the Celtic dancers are taking their pagan act a little too seriously, the manager of the Olde Worlde Funfair has started talking to his vintage machines, and the new acrobat’s frequent absences are causing tension among the performers.
Out in the city there are other new arrivals – immortals searching for an ancient power – a primal evil which, if unopposed, could destroy the world!
by Justin Gustainis
The third book in the Occult Investigations series
Meet Stan Markowski or the Scranton PD’s Occult Crimes Unit.
“My name’s Markowski. I carry a badge. Also, a crucifix, some wooden stakes, a big vial of holy water, and a 9mm Beretta loaded with silver bullets.
“A new supernatural gang is intent on invading Scranton and it looks like I’m going to have to work with the current mob to prevent a demonic gang war.
“If there’s one thing I hate more than living with supernatural scumbags, it’s working with them! But you know that they say, better the devil you know…”
by Robert Bailey
The first McMurtie & Drake Investigation
Thomas Jackson McMurtrie is a living legend scorned. Forty years ago, he gave up a promising career as a trial lawyer to become a law professor at the University of Alabama at the request of his mentor, Alabama football Coach, Paul “Bear” Bryant. Now Tom is forced into retirement, betrayed by both a powerful colleague and his own failing health.
Meanwhile the young family of one of his oldest friends is killed in a tragic road collision. Believing his career is over, Tom refers the case to a brilliant, yet beleaguered, former student, who begins to uncover the truth behind the tragedy, buried in a tangled web of arson, bribery and greed.
But as the eve of trial approaches, the young attorney’s case begins to unravel. In over his head and at the end of his rope, he realises there’s only one man who can help…
The Professor is the first in a series of tense legal thrillers featuring the enthralling and brilliant legal team of McMurtrie and Drake, combining the thrills and authenticity of a John Grisham novel for the audience that flocked to Friday Night Lights.
It’s ebook publication day for the first Angry Robot, Strange Chemistry and Exhibit A new releases of 2014. Which means we have six brand new ebooks in stock, ready to buy and download at the Robot Trading Company.
Here are the pertinent details and links to more information:
by Chuck Wendig
The third Miriam Black novel, sequel to Blackbirds and Mockingbird
Miriam is on the road again, having transitioned from “thief”… to “killer”.
Hired by a wealthy businessman, she heads down to Florida to practice the one thing she’s good at. But in her vision she sees her client die by another’s hand – and on the wall, written in blood, is a message just for Miriam.
by Andy Remic
The Rage of Kings, book one
Thirty years ago, the Iron Wolves held back mud-orc hordes at the Pass of Splintered Bones, and led a brutal charge that saw the sorcerer Morkagoth slain.
Now, a new terror stalks the realm. Orlana the Changer has escaped from the Chaos Halls and is building an army, twisting horses, lions and bears into terrible, bloody hunters, summoning mud-orcs from the slime and heading north to battle the mighty region of Vagandrak where, it said, the King has gone insane.
General Dalgoran searches to reunite the heroes of old for what he believes will be their final battle. But Dalgoran discovers the Iron Wolves are no longer the heroes of legend, and they might just be more dangerous than the invading hordes.
by Laura Lam
The sequel to Pantomime
The circus lies behind Micah Grey in dust and ashes.
He and the white clown, Drystan, take refuge with the once-great magician, Jasper Maske. When Maske agrees to teach them his trade, his embittered rival challenges them to a duel which could decide all of their fates. People also hunt both Micah and the person he was before the circus–the runaway daughter of a noble family. And Micah discovers there is magic and power in the world, far beyond the card tricks and illusions he’s perfecting…
A tale of phantom wings, a clockwork hand, and the delicate unfurling of new love, Shadowplay continues Micah Grey’s extraordinary journey.
by Amalie Howard
Brand new YA Science Fiction
Seventeen-year-old Riven comes from a world ravaged by a devastating android war, a parallel world to Earth.
A Legion General, she is the right hand of the young Prince of Neospes. In Neospes, she has everything: rank, responsibility and respect. But when Prince Cale sends her away to find his long-lost brother, Caden, who has been spirited back to modern day Earth, Riven finds herself in uncharted territory.
Thrown out of her comfort zone but with the mindset of a soldier and in a race against time to bring Caden home, Riven has to learn how to be a girl in a realm that is the opposite of what she knows.
Will Riven be able to find the strength to defy her very nature? Or will she become the monstrous soldier she was destined to be?
by Charles Lambert
Love, lust and murder in Rome, Italy
Helen is in a hotel room with her lover in Rome, when a gunman murders her husband, a high-level politician, less than a mile away.
Helen immediately finds herself both a suspect and suspicious of those around her – including her friends and her husband’s family, and her lover, Giacomo, an ex-terrorist with a new wife and a reinvented life.
As Helen struggles to understand her husband’s death and the extent to which she and the people she knows may have been responsible for it, she is forced to examine her own past and peel back the years of secrets and lies.
The View From the Tower is a gripping psychological thriller about love and betrayal, certain to appeal to fans of le Carré and William Boyd.
by Dan O’Shea
The second Detective John Lynch thriller
Ex-Marine, Nick Hardin, heads back from a decade in Africa to his hometown, Chicago, with $100 million in blood diamonds stolen from an Al Qaeda’s financing pipeline. His retirement plan? To cash out through a Chicago Mossad contact and head for the beach.
But soon, Hardin’s stuck in Chicago with diamonds he can’t sell and a series of hit men, mobsters, and a Washington off-the-books black ops team on his tail.
The resulting body count leaves Chicago detective John Lynch trying to find connections among the victims, while simultaneously solving the murder of a dead infectious disease expert who’d drafted a biological weapons plan that could turn Chicago into a ghost town.
Each post in the series has added to a growing list of discounted ebook titles, all of which are available for just £1.00 (one pound, sterling, or your local currency equivalent) until the end of 2013!
This special, special offer applies to any novel – in DRM-Free Epub format – by the participating authors published by Angry Robot, Strange Chemistry or Exhibit A. That’s 21 ebooks in all for a total saving of… zoinks! Over £94.00!
Here's how to full take advantage of this very seasonal special offer:
1. Visit the Robot Trading Company
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Of course you do! Why wouldn’t you?
Well, the good news is: you’ve got 24 hours (ish) to do exactly that. From 00:01 in the a.m. (give or take) on Friday morning through to midnight (Hawaiian-Aleutian Time) on Friday night, we’re offering a 50% discount on the price of any of our ebook novels or omnibus editions purchased from the Robot Trading Company Webstore.
Here’s how to claim your discount:
1) Head on over to www.robottradingcompany.com.
2) Browse around, take in the sights and add as many Angry Robot, Strange Chemistry or Exhibit A ebooks as you like to your shopping cart.
3) When you’re ready to make your purchase, head back to your Shopping Basket and enter ‘robotfriday‘ in the coupon/voucher box.
4) Click ‘Update Basket’ to see the discount applied to all those lovely ebooks.
This discount code will be deactivated again at midnight, Hawaiian-Aleutian time (or thereabouts) on Friday 29th. So you’ll have to be quick. In fact, what are you waiting for? Go! Buy Ebooks! (Well, tomorrow… but you can start browsing right now!)
Rules, Terms, Conditions, etc.
– 50% Discount is only available via the Robot Trading Company webstore.
– 50% Discount applies to all AR, SC and EA novels and omnibus editions.
– 50% Discount does not apply to ebooks published by any of the other fine publishers whose titles are available via the RTC.
– 50% Discount applies only to purchases that are completed within the period that the discount code is live. Adding stuff to your basket and then coming back on Sunday won’t get you that sweet, juicy half-price deal…
Well. It seems you really can’t please all of the people all of the time…
I despise Angry Robot. Because of them, I have a massive backlog of DRM-free ebooks in my Dropbox, which I can read anywhere from my phone or tablet. Because of their stupid subscription model, where I can pay in advance and download their new titles every month, I have reliable, consistent exposure to new voices in SF/fantasy and fascinating new novels. Because of their terrible habit of actually responding me to me as a person, not just a consumer, their customer support has always been responsive and satisfactory — they always seem to reply to me on Twitter, and in emails they are courteous and helpful. I seldom have this experience with any other company, and so, naturally, this made me angry.
Also, they lie. Never once have I interacted with a robot instead of a real person, and even if I did, it certainly wasn’t very angry. This is false advertising in the worst possible way.
That’s why when they started their Strange Chemistry imprint, I immediately bought a subscription for that as well. I hate them that much, that I needed to use my wallet to make sure they heard my vocal displeasure with their business model.
In short, Angry Robot is doing an awful job emulating the bigger publishing houses. They have ruined my life by making available more books than I can possibly read in any reasonable amount of time. I’m sure that my eyesight will eventually go from staring at my tablet screen for so long, and when it does, I will blame them.
Don’t make the same mistake I did, people. Don’t fall into the Angry Robot’s trap. If you buy from them, you will soon drown in books, go blind, and be immensely satisfied.
…but perhaps you can delight one or two of the people just often enough.
Huge thanks to Ben Babcock at tachyondecay.net for his day-making rant. Much appreciated, Ben. May your e-reader’s battery stay healthy and its backlight never grow dim.
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by Eliza Crewe
Meet Meda. She eats people.
Well, technically, she eats their soul. But she totally promises to only go for people who deserve it. She’s special. It’s not her fault she enjoys it. She can’t help being a bad guy. Besides, what else can she do? Her mother was killed and it’s not like there are any other “soul-eaters” around to show her how to be different. That is, until the three men in suits show up.
They can do what she can do. They’re like her. Meda might finally have a chance to figure out what she is. The problem? They kind of want to kill her. Before they get the chance Meda is rescued by crusaders, members of an elite group dedicated to wiping out Meda’s kind. This is her chance! Play along with the “good guys” and she’ll finally figure out what, exactly, her ‘kind’ is.
Be careful what you wish for. Playing capture the flag with her mortal enemies, babysitting a teenage boy with a hero complex, and trying to keep one step ahead of a too-clever girl are bad enough. But the Hunger is gaining on her.
The more she learns, the worse it gets. And when Meda uncovers a shocking secret about her mother, her past, and her destiny… she may finally give into it.
by Jonathan L. Howard
The battle lines have been drawn. The people of Russalka turn upon one another in a ruthless and unwavering civil war even while their world sickens and the deep black ocean is stained red with their blood. As the young civilisation weakens, its vitality fuelling the opposing armies at the cost of all else, the war drums beat louder and louder.
Katya Kuriakova knows it cannot last. Both sides are exhausted – it can only be a matter of days or weeks before they finally call a truce and negotiate. But the days and weeks pass, the death toll mounts, and still the enemy will not talk.
Then a figure from the tainted past returns to make her an offer she cannot lightly refuse – a plan to stop the war. But to do it she will have to turn her back on everything she has believed in, everything she has ever fought for, to make sacrifices greater even than laying down her own life. To save Russalka, she must become its greatest enemy.
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by Freya Robertson
Chonrad, Lord of Barle, comes to the fortified temple of Heartwood for the Congressus peace talks, which Heartwood’s holy knights have called in an attempt to stave off war in Anguis. But the Arbor, Heartwood’s holy tree, is failing, and because the land and its people are one, it is imperative the nations try to make peace.
After the Veriditas, or annual Greening Ceremony, the Congressus takes place. The talks do not go well and tempers are rising when an army of warriors emerges from the river. After a fierce battle, the Heartwood knights discover that the water warriors have stolen the Arbor’s heart. For the first time in history, its leaves begin to fall…
The knights divide into seven groups and begin an epic quest to retrieve the Arbor, and save the land.
File Under: Fantasy [ Heart of Wood | An Epic Quest | Fields of Blood | Knights Abroad ]
by Anne Lyle
Elizabethan spy Mal Catlyn has everything he ever wanted – his twin brother Sandy restored to health, his family estate reclaimed and a son to inherit it – but his work is far from over. The renegade skraylings, the guisers, are still plotting – their leader, Jathekkil, has reincarnated as the young Prince Henry Tudor. But while he is still young, Mal has a slim chance of eliminating his enemies whilst they are at their weakest.
With Sandy’s help, Mal learns to harness his own magic in the fight against the guisers, but it may be too late to save England. Schemes set in motion decades ago are at last coming to fruition, and the barrier between the dreamlands and the waking world is wearing thin…
File Under: Fantasy [ Princes in the Tower | Revenger’s Tragedy | Much Ado | Boys Will Be Boys ]
by Wesley Chu
The Prophus and the Genjix are at war. For centuries they have sought a way off-planet, guiding humanity’s social and technological development to the stage where space travel is possible.
The end is now in sight, and both factions have plans to leave the Earth, but the Genjix method will mean the destruction of the human race.
That’s a price they’re willing to pay.
File Under: Science Fiction [ Manning Up | A Long Journey | Bye-Bye Mankind | Personal Space ]
Published in DRM-Free Epub edition today and available to buy right now from the Robot Trading Company, here’s the brand new, November 2013 release from Angry Robot‘s crime fiction and thrillers imprint Exhibit A.
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by Dan Newman
In 1976, four boys walked into a jungle. Only three came back alive.
Haunted by terrifying childhood memories he doesn’t fully understand, journalist Nate Mason returns to the Caribbean island of St. Lucia where he grew up.
Back then, as the son of a diplomat, he was part of an elite social circle. But during a weekend of whispered secrets and dares in a decaying jungle mansion staffed by the descendants of slaves, Nate’s innocence was torn apart.
The survivors of that gathering blamed what happened on a myth, an unseen terror from the bush. No one believed them. But now. almost forty years later, is the truth finally about to come out?
Within hours of arriving back on the island, Nate becomes convinced he’s being followed. He soon discovers that his search for answers could cost him his sanity as well as his life, as he realises that some childhood nightmares never go away.
Can childhood nightmares haunt you for the rest of your life? How much do you need to believe in a monster for it to become real? The Clearing is a dark and atmospheric psychological thriller, full of intrigue, terror and superstition, which examines our deepest fears of the unknown. A potent mix of the friendship and bravery of Stand By Me and the betrayals and fear of Angel Heart.
Fans of the UK’s most controversial horror short fiction ‘zine – and, of course, fans of horror short fiction everywhere – can now buy the DRM-Free ePub Ebook edition of issue #22 of Adam Bradley’s Morpheus Tales magazine, from The Robot Trading Company.
The twenty-second issue of the ‘zine features brand new short fiction from Nat Jacobs, Richard Farren Barber, Jason Sturner, Jared Bernard, Edward A. Taylor, Paul L. Howard, Steven Lee Climer, Alex Živko-Clark and Meredith Doench.
Don’t forget our ongoing ‘3-for-2′ special offer: buy any three back-issues of Morpheus Tales magazine (excluding the Special Issues and ‘Best Of’ anthologies) and you’ll only have to only pay for two.