"You'll find history not sanitized and prettied up for modern sensibilities; this is the raw stuff, the gritty stuff, with the ugliness and racism right there alongside the bravery and beauty.
Sometimes, the tales focus on the small-scale, families or individuals, lonely journeys, confrontations with cruel mortality and truth. In others, the fates of nations are at stake. There's variety here, a display of ranges -- temporal, stylistic, genre -- and it all serves to reinforce my initial opinion. Whatever the era, Ed Erdelac does historical fiction RIGHT." - This Is Horror
"This entertaining and varied collection, enhanced by the author's story prefaces, will appeal to a wide variety of horror readers." - Publishers Weekly
"If you're new to Erdelac's work, Angler In Darkness is a fabulous introduction, a bizarre medley of the perfeverse, sinister, and strange. Erdelac weaves a refreshingly unabasged tapestry, his blunt naturalistic dialogue hitting as hard as the visceral thrills splashing across the pages. Most importantly, his work gives voice to diverse points of view, his protagonists arriving from walks of life often overlooked in genre fiction. Angler In Darkness is a provocative, compelling, and deliciously devilish anthology form one of the most talented voices in fantasy fiction, and a must read for aficionados of the unsual. - Cemetery Dance
About the Author
Edward M. Erdelac is the author of eleven novels including Andersonville, Monstrumfuhrer, and the acclaimed Merkabah Rider series. His fiction has appeared in dozens of anthologies and periodicals, including After Death, Return of The Old Ones, and Star Wars Insider Magazine. News and excerpts can be found at http://www.emerdelac.wordpress.com