Wednesday, May 21, 2014


edited by Maurice Broaddus & Jerry Gordon

Publisher:             Apex Publishing (May 1, 2010)
Paperback:          400 pages
ISBN-10:               9780982159682
Reviewer:             Herika R Raymer

Synopsis: A collection of short stories concerning the dark side of faith. Apocolyptic tales, tales of the afterlife, and recollections of spirits of disaster comprise this anthology. Written by both established horror authors as well as promising newcomers, this collection is definitely one of a kind.

Review:   Definitely not for the faint of heart or anyone prone to depression, this book is well written if not grim of theme. The collection begins with the recollections of a spirit, an unfortunate victim of a historical disaster, and follows her through her journey. It goes on to recount tales of survivors of the Christian apocalypse, as well as epiphanies of those who die and go beyond. The material is undoubtedly interesting, but a word of caution in that the presentation is very dark. Once again, definitely not for the faint of heart. Otherwise a good read for a different perspective.

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Maurice Broaddus Biography:   (care of Amazon Author Bio)

Maurice Broaddus is an exotic dancer, trained in several forms of martial arts--often referred to as "the ghetto ninja"--and was voted the Indianapolis Dalai Lama. He's an award winning haberdasher and coined the word "acerbic". He graduated college at age 14 and high school at age 16. Not only is he credited with inventing the question mark, he unsuccessfully tried to launch a new number between seven and eight.

When not editing or writing, he is a champion curler and often impersonates Jack Bauer, but only in a French accent. He raises free range jackalopes with his wife and two sons ... when they are not solving murder mysteries.

The way he sees is, as a fiction writer, he's a professional liar. His dark fiction has been published in numerous magazines, anthologies, and web sites, most recently including Dark Dreams II&III, Apex Magazine, Black Static, and Weird Tales Magazine. He has two novellas, Orgy of Souls (co-written with Wrath James White, Apex Books) and Devil's Marionette (Shroud Books), and edited the anthology Dark Faith (with Jerry L. Gordon, Apex Books). His novel series, The Knights of Breton Court (Angry Robot/HarperCollins UK) debuts in 2010. Visit his site so he can bore you with details of all things him at

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