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Doctors in Hell

(Heroes in Hell #18)

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4.79  ·  Rating details ·  63 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Myth and legend. Historical fantasy. Literature. Horror. Demonology and Satanism. Urban fantasy. Damned souls wail as plagues wreak havoc, doctors up their fees, snake-oil salesmen make a killing, and Satan turns his hit-man loose. Be there when Erra, the Babylonian plague god, and his seven personified weapons, spread terror throughout the underverse!

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Kindle Edition, 338 pages
Published June 22nd 2015 by Perseid Press
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Janet E. Sure, Oriana. In this book, Hell is a real place and the souls of everyone who broke one of the 613 original Commandments ends up there, even if they…moreSure, Oriana. In this book, Hell is a real place and the souls of everyone who broke one of the 613 original Commandments ends up there, even if they didn't know what those commandments were. Humans from all centuries, anyone who was successful at anything, end up in this Hell together, where they do the sorts of things that got them to hell in the first place. A group of writers tell chapters of the story in each volume, and this volume tells of Doctors in Hell, from witch doctors to psychiatrists. This volume centers on a plague in hell and what the damned souls do to avoid catching it - or to make sure others catch it. Many famous people, such as Aristotle and Sigmund Freud, try to help the sufferers. This is dark fiction, historical and literary. The Heroes in Hell series is great fun for those who enjoy history and those who love the smell of brimstone in the morning.(less)

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Uvi Poznansky
Jul 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Doctors in Hell, a highly-creative anthology led by Janet Morris, is just the right antidote to boredom. Like the previous multi-author anthologies in the Hell series, it reminded me of the monstrous creatures painted by Hieronymus Bosch, set against fantastic, nightmarish depictions of hell, which allows us to have hilarious delight. For us, it is great to become an observer of this demonic realm, standing outside the canvas, feeling safe. Or are we?

The ‘underverse’ underlying all the tales is
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S.E. Lindberg
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Doctors in Hell– A honed recipe of Human Habits and Myths

Doctors in Hell is the 18th in the long running Heroes in Hell series, each installment being a different theme. “Doctors” has 14 short stories plus an excerpt (a sequel of sorts to one entry, and a prelude to a novel). First-time hell readers can feel comfortable jumping into Doctors, since it works as a stand-alone book as well a series entry. Beware, hell is a seductive force and the book a gateway (this was my first full adventure but
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A.L. Butcher
Everyone knows Hell is a pretty awful place to spend eternity. It just got worse. Not only are the auditors in, which is bad enough, but now a terrifying new plague stalks Old and New Dead alike. Rumours abound on its source, be that Erra and his mighty weapons personified, Old Nick himself or something else. Whatever the answer might be cures are sought, bought, sold and bold. Hell being Hell, of course it does not go entirely smoothly…

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Joe Bonadonna
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Full disclosure: having contributed a story to Doctors in Hell, I do not feel right about reviewing this 18h volume in the classic Heroes in Hell shared-universe series. And Amazon won't let me post this without giving the book some kind of star rating. So forgive me if I give it a good rating, because the writers assembled for this volume are top-notch, and they deserve the 5-star rating. I am humble and yet honored to be a part of this edition. If I may, I'd like to tell you a little about thi ...more
Jana Petken
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This team of writers, headed by Janet Morris, have done it again. In this 18th volume in The Heroes in Hell series, we begin with Altos, the only un-fallen angel in hell, making a bet with the devil.

I was immediately swept away with the dialogue, descriptions, and settings, right from the first page, and my enthusiasm did not wane throughout the book and within every individually written story.

What I love about this series is the diversity of writers, who all manage to bring unique stories and c
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Cherime MacFarlane
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Is hell being consigned to living as you did with the added bonus of a god's nasty little plagues. Is Satan attempting to clean out the place and start all over? The stories of the individuals who find themselves in hell wearing surprised expressions give one pause. It's a free for all with no holds barred in the very worst of places. Are there heroes in hell? Pick this up and find out.
William O'Brien
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Doctors in Hell (Heroes in Hell Book 18) Kindle Edition
Janet Morris et al

An amazing and high-powered epic story which, take the reader into another dimension of dynamic and intricate characters.

The layers in this book gradually unfold to reveal an intricate plot to rival the best in its genre.

I was truly taken back by the high quality of writing of Doctors in Hell.

Superb!
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Janet Ellen Morris (born May 25, 1946) is a United States author. She began writing in 1976 and has since published more than 20 novels, many co-authored with David Drake or her husband Chris Morris. She has contributed short fiction to the shared universe fantasy series Thieves World, and edited the Bangsian fantasy series Heroes in Hell. Most of her work has been in the fantasy and science ficti ...more

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