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Friday, September 19, 2014

Horror Review: The Dreaming Demon by Alex Avrio

Through a series of stories nested within stories, the memories of an old man, and the revelations of an ancient manuscript, Alex Avrio introduces us to the tale of The Dreaming Demon.

It's a relatively short tale, at under 50 pages, but Avrio packs a lot of story and atmosphere into it. His narrative pulls you in right away, hooks you with the promise of old fashioned adventure, and then sinks its fangs into you with some surprisingly effective supernatural horror.

This is a story that crosses several generations, following the siren song of the Dreaming Demon, the Aztec temple that serves as her final resting place, and the tribes who ensure nothing shall ever escape to threaten the world once again. The settings are fantastic and well-detailed, and the atmosphere is perfect for each nested narrative.

If you're looking for some old-fashioned chills in the vein of Poe or Doyle, then The Dreaming Demon is well worth a read.


ebook, 44 pages
Published June 21st 2014 by www.alexavrio.com

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