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Night of the Rider

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  10 reviews
No one escapes the mythic cursed Rider and his hounds. Barnabas, fleeing London and his gambling debts, takes refuge in his family’s country home with his father and his sister, Leonie. She has her own secrets, but can she save her brother from certain death?
Kindle Edition, 35 pages
Published May 10th 2019 by Demain Publishing
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Deborah Sheldon
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Intense, dark and description-rich: "...animals paused in mid-forage, faces lifted, smelling his fear-soaked sweat". This supernatural and gothic tale hits every sweet spot. Highly recommended. ...more
Aiden Merchant
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Michael
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this short story. Some scenes were appalling and others were tender. It made for a nice contrast. This was my first time reading Alyson Faye, but it won’t be my last.
Stephanie
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gothic and Folk Horror Combined

Gothic and Folk Horror combine with a touch of romance in this short story. The mysterious Rider, a cursed creature, preys on the debt-ridden Barnabas, only for his sister, Leonie, to intervene in the worst way imaginable - or so he thinks. Whilst this is very firmly set on the gothic genre, it was good to see that Leonie was no fainting flower, her actions adding a feminist touch to the story, the rebellion of a young woman against the constraints applied by a Vic
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Paula  R. C. Readman
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant!

Fast pacing, great characters and brilliant plot! Loved the twist at the end!
Want to read more of the author’s work.
Kev Harrison
Dec 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
I picked this book up aeons ago, as a bit of a splurge on Short Sharp Shocks titles, planning to pick one up whenever I finished a longer work. Bizarrely though, I had been researching The Wild Hunt for another story idea when this rose to the top of my TBR. What a happy coincidence.
This is one of Faye's gothic pieces, a style that she reproduces amazingly, while still managing to shake things up with more modern sensibilities, especially in her female characters.
Though the prose takes its time,
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Richard Meldrum
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Set in Victorian England, this a tale about a spirit unleashed to hunt down a transgressor. It's a tale of love and sacrifice. Well-written and fast paced, it grips the reader until the final moment. ...more
T.C. Parker
Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Hailey Piper
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rich in atmosphere, Night of the Rider tells its story across a collision of moments and points of view. I liked the olden days feel of the setting. Small details of Barnaby's cause for trouble or how city people don't even believe the Rider exists bring the world to fantastical life. Some of the punctuation was dizzying and I had to re-read some sentences over that, but otherwise the story runs a brisk pace of near escapes and imaginative backstories. Worth a read if period piece horror is your ...more
Steve Stred
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I had the pleasure of recently reading Alyson Faye’s ‘Christmas Terrors: A Mini Collection of Dark Fiction’ and was absolutely blown away. I loved it so much I quickly snagged her release ‘Trio of Terror – Supernatural Tales’ and this one – which is Book 18 in Demain’s fantastic Short Sharp Shocks! series.

I simply couldn’t wait, so I read this one last night and wow, does Faye deliver again. She’s quickly wormed her way into a must-read autho
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