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the child-eaters society and other stories

4.5  ·  Rating Details ·  2 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
A collection of eight horror and urban fantasy short stories bringing the myths of Ancient Greece and Rome into the modern world.

Oliver enters the world of dreams, searching for his comatose wife; Helen buys a love potion from an old acquaintance; David attends the funeral of his murdered nephew and Holly is having bad dreams again and her dreams have a habit of coming tr
Paperback, 66 pages
Published May 3rd 2014 by Createspace
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Clodia Metelli
May 24, 2014 Clodia Metelli rated it really liked it
This collection of short stories takes a handful of Greek myths, (some familiar and some less so)transposes them to a modern day setting, and transforms them into urban horror.

A hapless boy doing community service is tasked with dredging a murky lake...

A woman is driven to seek out a drug dealer of old acquaintance in a desperate bid to win back her husband's love...

While the plots of the myths are not stuck to slavishly, their dark heart is retained and brought to the forefront with genuinely e
Katie Blythe
Aug 06, 2014 Katie Blythe rated it it was amazing
*This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review*

The Child Eater Society is 8 mini horror stories collected in one book. They aren’t horror like “some scary monster in the closet” but more goose bump, psychological, creepy, chills up the back of your spine, not everyone is who they appear to be. Right from the very beginning does the creepiness start in and continues until the very last page. The stories are only a few pages long and all involve different and new charact
Fran Jacobs
May 03, 2014 Fran Jacobs added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Fran Jacobs graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Masters degree in Ancient History in 2001, and now lives in Swansea, South Wales, where she runs an online gothic website, Megaera’s Realm. Fran mostly writes fantasy, with a penchant for the darker side of it, and her stories have been published in a variety of magazines including Forgotten Worlds, Nanobison, Neo-opsis and Alien Skin ...more
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