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A Celtic Darkness

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Mass Market Paperback
Published 2011 by Clo Litriocht
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Lynn Embick-morris
Eoghain Hamilton is able to bring to life the deep rooted spiritual energy of Ireland for those not lucky enough to experience it first hand. His tales are laced with authentic nuances and the language of the land. As the reader progresses through his short stories, the theme of a seemingly lost Ireland, not truly lost, keeps returning. Beyond the presence of ancient power and knowledge, there are lessons to be learned regarding tampering with that which aught not be tampered with.
Resa Nelson
A Celtic Darkness is a collection of nine short stories by Eoghain Hamilton, who brings a literary and personal touch to the classic ghost story. These stories aren’t (necessarily) for Stephen King fans. Instead, think more along the lines of Shirley Jackson or Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw. Born and bred in Ireland, Hamilton’s stories take the reader on a journey that reveals an Irish perspective of the supernatural. One of Hamilton’s greatest strengths is his ability to connect with the ...more
Cynthia Neale
I don't give this a five star rating only because I am not a fan of horror or ghost stories. But I do give the author a five star rating for his knowledge of Celtic legends and lore that is threaded throughout his contemporary ghost stories set in Ireland. And for his writing that is natural and flows with ease; and before you know it, your heart beats have sped up and you can't put the stories down. Nevertheless, these stories aren't about gore and meaningless violence, but revealing in how his ...more
Rich Lyons

Don't read this one alone or in a dimly lit room, as Mr. Hamilton truly knows how to spin a ghost tale that can frighten your inner child to death. His in depth personal knowledge of Ireland helps create the lure to read on and on, despite what it's doing to your heart rate. Not since the early days of Stephen King have I read horror so descriptive and captivating. It will leave you begging for more...
Good book and was a enjoyable read. Only thing is would have been a little better if the stories were based on stories that were from the past. Ones that were passed down from others and had a hint of "truth" to the story or least what ne would say is truth to these types of stories.
But over all was a enjoyable read and would read it over agai in the future.
Peter Galamaga
Decent collection of short horror stories. Not really my preferred genre, so the three stars. The author clearly is knowledgeable re: Irish ghost stories etc.
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