Saturday, 13 July 2013

Short Story Saturday: Dreaming In Darkness - the first review!

Dreaming In Darkness was launched at World Horror Con this year, and has already received a glowing review by Michael R Collings. Here's what he had to say about my contribution to the collection:

“The Serpent’s Egg,” by Jonathan Green, eschews historical periods and instead uses the Mythos to transform another piece of fiction, Bram Stoker’s “The Lair of the White Worm” as well as Ken Russell’s subsequent “abomination of a movie” based on the Stoker story. Using language at once reminiscent of Stoker and Lovecraft, Green follows a budding novelist into the north of England, to the ‘original’ site of the horror and the legendary home of the“Lambton Worm.”

Judging by the way the review reads, Mr Collings doesn't appear to have realised that The Serpent's Egg is actually a Cthulhuisation* of the Legend of the Lambton Worm, which also happened to be the inspiration for Stoker's Lair of the White Worm. But that aside, I think he liked it.

You will be able to order the eBook version of Dreaming In Darkness very soon. More on that imminent release when I have it!

* Yes, that is a word... Well, it is now...

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