Saturday, 8 September 2012

And They All Lived Happily Ever After by Crystal Connor (a review)

This first short story collection from Spectrum Trilogy author Crystal Connor is a winner from the get go.
The book starts off with The Lazarus Antidote, set after the Zombie Apocalypse as scientists are trying to find a cure, but tracking the doctors and scientists down is The Dragon. This is a very atmospheric tale that draws you in and doesn't let go.
Best Friends Forever is sinister and twisty fun.
The Christmas Wish has a different take on Santa and naughty children that I found really enjoyable.
Amber's New Friend is (possibly) the best ghost story I have ever read - a really well told tale
With this collection Crystal Connor takes another step towards getting the recognition she deserves as a teller of wonderous tales. There are more stories than those mentioned above (14 in total), the above are just a taster and the book finishes with "Notes From The Author" where Ms. Connor talks a little about the stories and, for me, this insight just adds to the depth of the stories.

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