Two Cities. Besieged By Evil.The Nightmare Has Only Just Begun.Six interconnected short stories (with a BONUS seventh story) exploring the depths of spiritual, emotional, and physical chaos experienced by residents of the city of Divinity, FL, and the City of Apocalypse.BONUS: Includes author notes and definitions, and the seventh short story "Carnival Street" that links tTwo Cities. Besieged By Evil.The Nightmare Has Only Just Begun.Six interconnected short stories (with a BONUS seventh story) exploring the depths of spiritual, emotional, and physical chaos experienced by residents of the city of Divinity, FL, and the City of Apocalypse.BONUS: Includes author notes and definitions, and the seventh short story "Carnival Street" that links the worlds of Divinity, FL and the City of Apocalypse in a most "terrifying" and "disturbing" way. Experience the " ... visceral terror ..." for yourself."Creepy as hell.""Irreverent, bizarre. I'm sleeping with the lights on tonight.""Very scary stuff. [The] Gravewindow is a favorite of mine. Transient is terrifying. Skin is visceral. It's like looking under a magnifying glass, decay up close and personal, and it's really disgusting.""Terrifying!""... I love this book! I want two copies ... this is premium stuff!""The writing really stands out ... superb ... rich!""I'm going to take a short break from this horror ... and breathe some fresh air. You just had to give me the creeps!"From The Book:"The choice, now, was simple. Jump the bridge, or cross it. He would decide when he reached the ghostly link between Divinity and Apocalypse, that mythical city beyond. The bridge was ominous enough. Crossing it may be more dangerous, more futile, than throwing himself from it.Stories of pale men and greedy corporations, heresies and experimental sorceries waxed haunting and sinister beyond the bridge. Few had risked that place, only to return with rumors of dispassionate gods and lecherous angels content to wallow in their contracted oblations. Gods and monsters were not merely superstitions in Apocalypse, they were the populace, and they fed on every living soul.Jonathan’s side of the bridge, however, held no higher aspiration. Divinity was filled with more subtle deception. Dreams left unfulfilled, or if fulfilled, murderous. Sudden and sanctioned disappearances of long-standing residents were commonplace. The slow burn of many of society’s brightest minds into the descent of atrophy and morbid maladjustment was simply Divinity’s way."D.C. McGannon and C. Michael McGannon offer new voices in dark fiction and horror, being described by readers as giving honor to such as the classic writings of Poe, Lovecraft, and King.KAOS Obsidere offers a unique voice to Horror, Dark Fiction, and Weird Fiction. Volume 1 of 3 in a world that continues to expand into the darkest depths of spiritual, emotional, and physical chaos. Not to be missed!Enter the worlds besieged by evil! Scroll up and get your copy today. You'll be "begging for the next volume" before you finish the author notes.Intended for mature audiences due to language, graphic description, violence, and themes.Visit www.DarkWatersPress.com for updates, new releases, and news about upcoming events, calls, and contests....
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KAOS Obsidere: The Nightmare Has Begun Reviews
"KAOS Obsidere: The Nightmare Has Begun" by D.C. McGannon and C. Michael McGannon was definitely an interesting read. Whereas I didn't particularly find the stories scary, I did find them to be weird and original, and we all know what a fan of weirdness and originality I am. I think the first story, "Skin" was my favorite. I cannot really explain why, but the twist towards the end (and people's reactions when he was walking in town)was really interesting, almost humorous. My least favorite was "The Fly". It felt a bit more predictable than the rest, but was still enjoyable. Overall, I would not hesitate to read more works by these authors in the future and look forward to whatever is next.
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).(This review may contain spoilers).This collection of short stories was… well, I’m not sure what the exact word I’m looking for is, though ‘gruesome’ and ‘disturbing’ spring to mind. It was interesting to read a collection of stories that were all linked together.I thought each of the short stories were really well-written, even though the subject matter was particularly disturbing in places. While I did find some of the short stories a bit confusing and harder to follow, the ones I did understand were particularly effective and I was able to picture a lot of the events happening in my mind.Because most of the stories were so short, it was hard to really get to know any but the main characters. The Fly was a story that resonated with me. The descriptions of the fly were horrible, but not actually gruesome. Just the mention of creatures like flies and maggots is enough… and it was interesting that it wasn’t exactly clear if the fly was real, or just existed in Thomas’ mind. Either way, the main character’s descent into madness was described very well… and I couldn’t help but feel a lot of sympathy for Sionn and Clay. It was an interesting style choice, to show the story from the POV of the character who was gradually losing his mind.The first story in the collection, Skin, was especially gory. It did a good job of setting the tone for the rest of the collection, but I found it hard to understand why the main character in particular was in that kind of situation.by the end of the book.The short story with the transient was especially creepy, as was the one directly correlating to that. I wasn’t all that fond of the Ringmaster story, even though I did think that the idea of the carnival was an interesting one and something I would have liked more background of, since it seemed like a very… unique version of an afterlife.I didn’t really understand the story with the window… and the one about the ‘artwork’ was pretty horrible to read.I’m sure I’d be interested in reading more books by these authors in the future… and I’d be inerested in learning more about the world shown in this collection of short stories.
These stories freaked me out, I had to take a break from reading them so I could sleep at night. The Fly was especially unnerving. These authors never fail to amaze me.
First thought and last thought is that this book is very very creepy and that I really really enjoyed it.Creepy and mysterious but also very horrific. (I am still hesitating before going into the bathroom! and I am very glad I don't cook.) Honestly I did stop reading at night and waited until the sun was out.If you want a great read for Halloween I can think of nothing better than this collection of short stories. Very well written, these gripping tales will stay with you long after you put the book down.
Oh boy! I am so excited about this book for many reasons. This book definitely ventures from our young adult offerings and gives our dark fiction / horror-loving friends something to sink their teeth into.I had a ton of fun writing these stories with my son and co-author C. Michael McGannon, yet at the same time, it was an emotionally, and sometimes physically, exhausting endeavor. I guess writing should be that, and though these are short stories, it took a lot out of me to get them on paper. Because of that, I felt I was doing my job writing these stories. There is still a lot I aspire to become, however, I am pleased to put this one before readers and lovers of dark fiction and horror.I give this five stars because I'm pumped about people reading this, and because I believe we've got some great material to share here.These stories are interconnected on many levels, and though it doesn't seem so coursing through the first couple of stories, it begins to become evident the deeper into the stories you read. The BONUS seventh story "Carnival Street" gives a small peek into the expanded world that will be explored in the second and third volumes of this series.Hold your hats, ladies and gentlemen, for what has been deemed "Creepy as hell," and "... visceral ... terrifying ...," and "wonderful ... and disturbing."For our first foray into the horror banner, I'm proud to offer you this read.D.C. McGannon
It's a good thing you guys have gotten into writing and getting that stuff out of your heads. I was freaked out by some of the stories. They were good. I know if I had nightmares likes these, I wouldn't want to sleep.