Monday, October 21, 2013

"Six Scary Tales - Volumes I, II, III" by Rayne Hall (5 Stars)

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Six Scary Tales, Volumes 1, 2, 3
by Rayne Hall

Genre: Horror

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I received these three books in exchange for my honest review. As I have just recently finished Thirty Scary Tales by Rayne Hall, I already was well acquainted with the short stories in these 3 collections, so they are fresh in my mind and this gives me an opportunity to pick a story from each to talk about.

Unlike with Thirty Scary Tales, there isn't the addition at the end of each short sharing the author's personal experiences that were the impetus of each story. Nonetheless, all of these tales were masterfully written. And so many of them remind us that what goes around, comes around.

In Volume 1, I had two favorites, "Double Rainbows" and "The Black Boar". One of them was a hearty helping of getting what's coming to 'im, while the other is about being careful what you wish for.There is another story in this collection called "Burning" that was especially hard to read. You'll know what I mean when you read it for yourself.

In Volume 2, my favorite is "Black Karma", a tail of redemption with a twist. I love the superstitious, religious, cultural belief that inspired this short and it made me crave a full length novel based upon it. Maybe the author is listening...?

In Volume 3, "The Colour of Dishonour" stood out for me, a story of guilt and how it can eat you alive. It's also a story of greed and how it can destroy. This is one man whose blood on his hands cannot be hidden.

If you'd like to purchase these great reads for yourself, you can find them on amazon. Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3.

Good reading!

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