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Kev Harrison

Autor(a) de Below

7+ Works 18 Membros 2 Críticas

Obras por Kev Harrison

Below (2021) 8 exemplares
The Balance (2020) 2 exemplares
Warding 1 exemplar
Alone With Myself 1 exemplar
Curfew 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Lost Films (2018) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
In Darkness, Delight: Creatures of the Night (2019) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Were Tales: A Shapeshifter Anthology (2021) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum




This story immediately drops you into conflict and gives you a protagonist you can really empathize with. I truly feel the guilt and sorrow Natalie carries after her brother's accident, as well as the emotional weight that increasingly burdens her as the story progresses. She faces a lot of tragedy and death throughout, including an unbelievably difficult decision in the later half, and I was rooting for her the entire time!

Baba Yaga has always been a fascinating character to me, and I like the twist this story takes on her mythology. There are also a lot of horrifying scenes where nature is reclaiming the town and its people, often in gruesome and disgusting ways. Those were a lot of fun, and they added narrative punches that kept the story clipping along at a good pace.

I'm a big fan of creepy folktales, curses, and eco-horror so this story really found its mark with me! Other things I found fascinating include: the time period and setting, the lore for the backstory, and the dramatic tension between Christianity and paganism. My only complaint is that I feel like the story ends in a very abrupt manner, but otherwise it's great and I can't wait to read more from the author!
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Reading_Vicariously | May 22, 2023 |
The underlying story idea is good, and the 'monster' parts have been done fairly well, but this just didn't engage me. It feels like it needs to be fleshed out more, and a lot of supporting details are unlikely. Nick is apparently claustrophobic, but doesn't act like it. His phobia should have been utilised far more in the story, or left out. Overall, the suspense was lacking , partially because I didn't feel like I knew the characters beyond names and some very basic details.
AngelaJMaher | Jul 20, 2022 |

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