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Book Review: In Poe’s Shadow- Editors A.W. Gifford | Jennifer L. Gifford

In Poe’s Shadow
(Dark Opus Press)

Dark Opus Press Presents: “In Poe’s Shadow” a collection of short stories inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Edited by A. W. Gifford and Jennifer L. Gifford.

The Resurrectionist – AP Diggs
Merryl – James S. Dorr
De’Atherton House – Sorrel Wood
Visions – Neil Kloster
The Final Sculpture – Ian Shoebridge
Sufletul Mortii – Tom Sawyer
Vanity – Kristi Petersen Schoonover
The Mumbai Malaise – SS Hampton, Sr.
The Apprentices Tale – Jennifer L. Gifford
Until the Heart Betrays – A. W. Gifford
Loving the Dead – Dorian Dawes
Once Upon a Midnight – Scott Overton
The Amazing Vlademar – Linda Donahue
Read First – Davin Creed

I received “In Poe’s Shadow” from Kristi Petersen Schoonover when I was at Anthocon in Portsmouth NH this past November.

I have been a Poe fan for as long as I have liked reading dark literature and was very intrigued in what these authors would come up with. I am very glad to say Poe would have been proud.

Each author does their own take, or interpretation if you will of a Poe story. I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised at what they came up with.

I enjoyed reading all the stories, seeing how each author handled their Poe interpretations. As with all anthologies there were some that I enjoyed better than others, not to take away from any of the other stories my favorites were;

The Resurrectionist – AP Diggs
The Final Sculpture – Ian Shoebridge
Vanity – Kristi Petersen Schoonover
Once Upon a Midnight – Scott Overton

If you are a Poe fan I think you will enjoy this collection, I know I did and I wholeheartedly recommend it.

Book Review: In Poe’s Shadow- Editors A.W. Gifford | Jennifer L. Gifford

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