- File Size: 460 KB
- Print Length: 240 pages
- Publisher: Victorian Secrets Limited (December 23, 2011)
- Publication Date: December 23, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006PKX6CS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,318,312 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Weird Stories [annotated] Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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Charlotte Riddell had a wonderful talent for weird tales. Her ghost stories were unusually long, allowing her to weave plots full of incident, endow her characters (living and dead) with full-blooded personalities - and create lots of ominous atmosphere. The graceful prose is often infused with subtle humor.
Riddell excelled at haunted house narratives - my favorite kind of ghost story. But she was also adept at terrifying, lingering dreams. In these tales, an encounter with a spirit can do lasting psychological damage to the viewer. But sometimes a brave and persistant person succeeds in laying the ghost, and good fortune follows.
There`s a sad sweet child ghost in these tales - and there are women ghosts of dreadful aspect. And Riddell delivers all the drama we hope for from from ghost stories. Murders are avenged, lost wealth is unearthed and an unexpected love match made.
Riddell's ghosts are mostly quite life-like, which makes it all the more chilling when they vanish in thin air. And her descriptions of eerie moonlit nights may make you think twice in the future about taking late walks.
I loved these stories. I'm grateful to the new British publisher, Victorian Secrets, for bringing them to light. The introduction is also commendable - well written and thought provoking.