- File Size: 1106 KB
- Print Length: 282 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0692564004
- Publisher: Burning Willow Press, LLC (October 30, 2015)
- Publication Date: October 30, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B017EEX8TY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,074,467 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This anthology focused on moral dilemmas and the horror associated with acting out without being concerned about morality or a code of ethics. This anthology was pure horror and achieved what the writers involved set out to do. Each story was thought provoking, realistic to a certain degree and had engaging characters that were supported by flowing story lines. Most every aspect of life was focused on that involve moral dilemmas examples would be genetic tampering, killing anyone in order to survive, drug use and revenge. Every story was fast, brutal, visceral and imaginative. I was starting to feel uneasy after halfway into the book because the writers were successful in making me question my morality and what I would do or not do if laws weren’t in place or if I didn’t care either way.
“Because I can” written by A.J. Brown
In short as possible the bad guy did things because he could and not whether they were right or wrong and the family member of a victim of the bad guy through careful planning taught the perpetrator that he wasn’t the only person who could do things because he could. Revenge served colder than the iceberg that down the titanic. Blood, violence, a lesson to be taught and a realization that every character in this story developed before the end. This is horrifying and poignant with a huge taste of what’s real in life.
“Black Widow” written by Samantha Alexandra
A story that was well written and so easily relatable for me that I read it twice. Drug use, Control and the lies people can tell their loved ones and the lies we tell ourselves that can reach out and touch family as well as strangers. Yeah this story was violent and had a message, this story made me realize that we are all broken in some way, shape or form. This story made me reinforce my belief that it’s not what you survived but that you did survive that is the true horror. Lots of violence here and lots of morality that was questioned and broken what a messed up story that fit this goal of the anthology. Bravo too the writer.
“Byron’s Bug” written by Peter Oliver Wonder
A lonely man. A brilliant man. The main character is flawed on many levels but has a scientise and a genius. The main character is an outcast and an introvert who is living but only just living. I loved the main character and how he used his resources and the lack of attention he gets at his work that enabled him to tamper with or improve upon the entotic or crossbreeding of different living cells from a variety of species. This was a tale of morality that made me question if genetic tampering is something that has benifits that are worth the risks. The main character had many reasons for doing what he did and I accept that but morally no this was horror at its best. Some really horrifying and disgusting scenes in such a short story that made it fit perfectly into the theme of this anthology. Excellent work too the writer and I hope I read more from you in the future.
The premise of this Astounding Anthology by Burning Willow Press, edited by Nicole Matthews and Edd Sowder, is: “Morality tested… how far would one go to achieve survival or save another?”
Investigating the human condition and what type of specific circumstances would it take for a human being to abandon their moral code, common sense and societal rules? Would you sacrifice yourself? Your family? Your friends? Your co-workers? In order to survive within a perilous or chaotic situation. One must read these Steller Stories to find out.
The main genres represented in this Amazing Anthology are: fantasy, horror and science fiction. The richness and quality of each story rings true and is a testament to the talented editors! It is impossible for me to just pick one of these stories as a standout, each one possessed imagination, suspense, emotion, and a sense of true humanity in chaos.
Nevertheless, Beautiful Bibliophile, I never reveal spoilers, as I hold too much esteem for you to ever putrefy a plot!
At the end of the Astonishing Anthology are Author Biographies in alphabetical order, where one can delve further into the authors’ background and obtain their contact information as well as find other stories and books they have previous written.
I am an independent ARC reader reviewer blogger and I originally received this novel free from the publisher and I chose to voluntarily review it.