"A Hell For All Seasons by Emiliya Ahmadova is a collection of horrific tales about the people who managed to escape damnation. From accidentally bartering your soul to a demon, to breaking up marriages if only for the sake of your vanity, to even being bullied in class, these short stories are rife with meticulous detail and imagery. There is a frightening satisfaction in reading these stories; a majority of the characters endeavor to clean up their sins, either through a simple prayer or running from the ghost chasing them. Ahmadova intertwines frightening monsters with a simple, yet complex narrative that reminds readers of the morals humanity tends to leave behind and, eventually, forget.
While I enjoyed the stories in this collection, one that resonated with me the most was Revenge, a story about a young girl who was bullied at school because her mother had, albeit unknowingly, embarrassed her. The way Katrina handled the predicament was wonderful, so very reminiscent of Stephen King's Carrie, alongside the many articles of what happens when prey is cornered. Personally, I wanted Lisa and those other kids to suffer, but alas, Katrina is kinder than I am. Repetitive themes of damnation and redemption are also found throughout these stories, which help cultivate a sort of religious feel to them. Each character faced some sort of vice, with the stories an embodiment of the seven deadly sins. While the theme of damnation could be a bit repetitive at times, it was still incredibly well done. I would thus recommend this book to those who enjoyed Raven's Peak by Lincoln Cole and Fallen Men by Brian O' Hare."
From the Inside Flap
Those who lead lives carelessly without considering the consequences of their behavior are foolhardy. Their wrong choices can unexpectedly change their whole lives in a manner that can both shock them and fill them with regret. Although a person may want to go back and change everything, sometimes it is too late.There are also times when we get fooled by false hopes and expectations, or demons that hide behind glamorous or adventurous ideas, and try to tempt us by offering something that looks alluring and attractive.
Sometimes we may wish for something, yet when we get it, we regret it. The question is,will you get a chance to correct your mistakes before it is too late? Will you get another chance to start anew?