Reviews by Domoni.
First I want to thank the author J. G. Clay for allowing me to read his book and review it for this blog tour.
Tales of Blood and Sulfur is a collection of a dozen short stories. Its prologue opens with the British interrogation team of Cameron and Darrow, interviewing a man named Null. He is of middle eastern descent and claims to be a story teller. Not just any kind of storyteller though. He implies he has lived for years unmeasured and gathered his stories to tell. All of the stories require a price to be heard though. Darrow has little patience for Null but Cameron is fascinated more each minute. He dismisses Darrow and asks Null for a story. And so it begins.
This may be the best introduction to a book of short stories I have ever read. Each of the following stories is varied with no real connection. They seem to have a theme and the author reaches into the realm of the supernatural. From gods to demons and just twisted humans who want to feed their addictions, each story is a bit darker than the rest. The final story returns to Cameron, Darrow and Null. This is where you learn the price of hearing the stories.
I very much enjoyed this book. Some parts were slower than others but I like a good supernatural horror, no matter the length. Some parts were very gross to the point of me feeling physically sick and needing a break. That I suppose shows how good the author did describing elements of the story. The characters were well written and the stories flowed well.
With an obvious nod to H.P. Lovecraft and the world created around his works and an apparent fascination with myths and the supernatural, this author was meant to write horror. I think this book will do well and I can’t wait to read more from him in the future.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
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