Tuesday, 25 October 2022

With Dust Shall Cover - O'Neill


 Thirteen horrifying tales from the award-winning author of The Nightmare Tree.

 A board game from hell. A cursed heavy metal band. Beings that live in the ceiling. A magical forest that refuses to let go. An artifact that delivers the stuff of dreams. A burden that must be taken.

 Dare you roll the dice?

Contains the chilling stories:

The Shatter Box

Station Master

Midnight Machine

The Swirly People

Green World

Time’s Shadowy Tide

The Competition

The Fresh Blood of Birds

Mister Sleep

Keep Your Head Down

For Always

On Dream-Wings Float

With Dust Shall Cover (novella)



 My Thoughts

 Whoo, where to start with this one?!?

 First things first, it's not often I come across a short story with no weak link at all but With Dust Shall Cover is certainly an exception to that rule. Starting with 'Jumanji on steroids' story  The Shatter Box these just seemed to get better with each one. 

 The only thing with shorts is that it's all too easy drop spoilers so all I can do is say if you like punchy, sometimes disturbing horror that has you looking over your shoulder and under the bed this is one for you.

  I haven't read any Paul O'Neill before but you can bank on it that I'll be looking out for more of his books soon as I've finished writing this review - he really is that good.

 And then there's the cover - how cool is that!!

Highly Recommended 5/5*

Thanks to Anne Cater and Random Things Tours for inviting me onto the Blogtour. Please have a look at the reviews by the other bloggers (below)

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