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Rage Against the Night [Kindle Edition]

Stephen King , Ramsey Campbell , Peter Straub , Chelsea Quinn Yarbro , F. Paul Wilson , Jonathan Maberry , Scott Nicholson , Nancy Holder , Shane Jiraiya Cummings , Rocky Wood
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Under the onslaught of supernatural evil, the acts of good people can seem insignificant, but a courageous few stand apart. These brave men and women stand up to the darkness, stare it right in the eye, and give it the finger. These are the stories of those who rage against the night, stories of triumph, sacrifice, and bravery in the face of overwhelming evil.

Rage Against the Night features the megastars of dark fantasy and horror—including Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, Peter Straub, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, F. Paul Wilson, Jonathan Maberry, Scott Nicholson, Nancy Holder, Sarah Langan, and many, many more.

All proceeds will be donated to Rocky Wood, author and President of the Horror Writers Association, who is battling motor neurone disease.

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About the Author

Shane Jiraiya Cummings has been acknowledged as "one of Australia's leading voices in dark fantasy". He is the author of bestselling titles such as The Smoke Dragon and the Apocrypha Sequence (Deviance, Divinity, Inferno, and Insanity) and editor of the acclaimed anthology Rage Against the Night. Shane has had more than one hundred short stories published in Australia, North America, Europe, and Asia, and his work has been translated into Japanese, French, Spanish, and Polish.

He has won two Ditmar Awards, and he has been nominated for more than twenty other major awards including Spain's Premios Ignotus. 

Shane is an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association and former Vice President of the Australian Horror Writers Association. When he is not writing, Shane is an editor and journalist by day and a sword fighting instructor by night. 

In his youth, Shane was trained in the deadly arts of the ninja, and the name Jiraiya (lit. "Young Thunder", after the legendary ninja Jiraiya) was bestowed upon him by his sensei.

Shane currently lives in New Zealand, and his home on the web is

Product Details

  • File Size: 1676 KB
  • Print Length: 426 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Brimstone Press (December 21, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006P18LM2
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,139 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
By gemstar
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I loved it, really enjoyed a lot of the stories within, and of course it supported a great cause.

Of course no one will like everything published in any anthology, but you focus on the stories you do enjoy, and from there look for other pieces written by those authors.

The only reason this collection got 4 stars instead of 5 for me, and I can't believe I'm the only person to mention it, was the insane amour of mistakes, i'm talking 'there' instead of 'their' and similar, as well as some stranger ones like... oh I'm struggling to think, I should have written this when they were fresh in my mind, but for instance words like belly being replaced with belie. Not a spelling mistake, per say, but clearly the wrong word. And very, very few of the stories in the collection were immune from these mistakes, and I'll tell you, they were constant, kind of cute at first, but in the end they were too consistent, too distracting, and I felt like I was editing something for a friend. I'm pleased to say that Stephen King's entry was one of the few that was unaffected by this bizarre phenomenon.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mostly Good, some great, some for a certain taste only September 5, 2013
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As a book, I liked it, but I did find some stories were just not my taste, which was expected, given the number of different writers involved. It did give me 2 more writers that I now want to read more from.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scary And Horrific! May 11, 2012
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Loved this great collection of horror stories by some legends of the craft, as well as some lesser known writers (to me at least). I love short stories, and this collection certainly satisfied by need for the horrific and gory. All proceeds for this book go to a great cause as well, so I just had to pick it up!

If you're looking for some good horror to while away the time without reading a full-length novel, consider Rage Against the Night, it's well worth your time!

Two thumbs up! :)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't miss out on 2012's #1 anthology! May 11, 2012
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"Rage Against the Night"' is a horror anthology put together by Shane Jiraiya Cummings to raise money to help out Rocky Wood, one of the genre's well known authors and the President of the HWA, who has Lou Gehrig's disease.

It is a must read for anyone who enjoys a good scare every now and then. It is filled with some of the best short stories that I have read in a long time. I found it hard to put down and in the end, disappointed that it was over. These short stories were written by some of the genre's biggest heavy hitters who hold back no punches, each story grabbing hold and sucking you in deep.

Don't miss out on 2012's #1 anthology!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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This is the book of books. Years ago, a book called The Architecture of Fear came out and won the World Fantasy Award for anthologies. This book comes close to that in both the merit of the writers and the editor itself. But most important, this book is indeed Rage Against the Night. The Night of disease and our battle against it. And the benighted here is that great and humble man Rocky Wood. This book should be bought by all and all concerned. For the greatness of its cause and the brilliance of the contributing authors who have banded together to help fight the Night. What a great collection!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Spell check January 6, 2014
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The stories were pretty good as they were, but, someone needs to do some spell checking. I have read hundreds and hundreds of books and I have never read a book of short stories where just about every story had spelling or punctuation mistakes. I have read books of several hundred pages where sometimes I have found one or two mistakes that were missed. I find that acceptable in a document of that length. The mistakes in these stories were distracting, too many in a short story, and all of them had mistakes. Unless I know the writer is an eight year old, that many mistakes is not acceptable. Maybe it was just the kindle edition, I don't know.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good writing, mostly. Not what I expected. January 25, 2014
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I guess I am too old school with my anthologies, having grown up on Asimov, Campbell, and others. The stories in this collection are well written, for the most part, but the horror and the nature of the beasts are too contemporary and trendy for my taste. A few of the works felt padded: I would reach a point halfway into the story and feel it was fine as is....but it would continue for a while more. So with that I will say: this is worth the money if you prefer contemporary horror, but I would recommend reading a sample before buying.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful March 11, 2012
By GNBraun
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Fantastic collection for a worthwhile cause. Every story is strong, with known and unknown (to me, at least) authors represented. All proceeds go to a worthy charitable cause, so there is NO reason not to grab this great collection.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I really don't like to read short stories. To me there is always something lacking. Like a good ending. I really bought it because it was for such a good cause.
Published 10 days ago by Cathy M. Spelker
5.0 out of 5 stars Rage Against the Night - well written collection of scary stories
I downloaded this collection of stories because I have been a fan of Stephen King since the 80's. I enjoy all his works, novels, short stories, movies, and TV shows. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Jean1960
4.0 out of 5 stars A lot of good stories AND a fundraiser. Win!
A lot of really good stories, and I've found a couple of new authors to try out, such as Gary A. Braunbeck and Paul Wikson. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Kimberly Morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great collection of short stories by the horror genre writers we all know and love
Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Great short stories by several different authors -- RECOMMEND
I thoroughly enjoyed most of the short stories. I'm not a short story reader but this book keep me interested. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Nancy Moore
4.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed the book There were a lot of intriguing stories
I really enjoyed the book
There were a lot of intriguing stories.
Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun read.
Any horror fan will enjoy this book for the first time or the millionth time. It's varied enough to keep your interest and every story is written by a very well established author.
Published 23 days ago by Candy Cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars Rage against the Night
A great story book where SOMETIMES the good guy wins. I opened the book and 1 story to another never put it down.

Stephen King does not disappoint you in this one.
Published 29 days ago by Milton Hopper
3.0 out of 5 stars not bad
Not bad for a compilation of short stories. Some stories lacked a plot or story line. Good for those with no large chunks of time to sit & read
Published 1 month ago by Monique Murray
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stories, great intent behind their writing!
What can anyone say? Good stories, scary stories; don't like one, just go on to the next six or seven more, hair on elbows came up or a few, Well done.
Published 1 month ago by Poppy10
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