Goodreads review of SHADOW MASTERS

Dave Granger, who says that LOSING TOUCH kept him “glued to the page“, has written a review of SHADOW MASTERS: AN ANTHOLOGY FROM THE HORROR ZINE, giving it five out of five stars:

Pick up your copy of SHADOW MASTERS at

Pick up your copy of SHADOW MASTERS at

I can’t believe how fast I plowed through this one, but it really is like watching a great show on DVD. You finish one story and say to yourself, “okay, just one more story,” and the next thing you know, you’re reading a second, a third and a forth. It is that good.

The editor of this collection, Jeani Rector has a knack of putting together stellar line ups of both well known and relative newcomers to the game.

Though I am very familiar with some of these lesser known names such as Christian A. Larsen, Shaun Meeks and Christopher Nadeau from prior Horror Zine anthologies, it will not be long before these writers are known as the cream of the crop.

Without giving too much away, I will say I have some favorites in this one for sure. This is only the third story I have ever read by Bentley Little, but the one in here, “The End of the Trail”, is a great piece. I also loved Lisa Morton’s “Red Ink”, Ronald Malfi’s “The Housewarming”, James Marlow’s “The Thing That Was Not There”, and Christopher Nadeau’s “Willard Junction”. By far though, my two favorites here were Shaun Meeks’ “Red Velvet” and Christian A. Larsen’s “The People Eaters”. These two have such distinct voices and such a great style, I always look forward to what they put out next.

All in all, there is not really a sleeper in this massive collection of talent. Even stories that started off a little slow for me, turned me around by the end and I was glad I didn’t skim over it. I highly recommend this!

Purchase your own copy of SHADOW MASTERS at Amazon, and when you finish, be sure to leave your own review. Choose your favorites from the following:

SHADOW MASTERS (Imajin Books) is a product of THE HORROR ZINE, a monthly e-zine that publishes new issues the first of every month.

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