May 2023 Reading Recap

Apologies for the delay in posting this recap. Life stuff came up once again, and my laptop is going into maintenance tomorrow, hence the big “last week of the term” vibes here on the blog. I read a satisfying assortment of things, mostly horror because that seems to be the mood I’m in.

Since I’m a published author now, I will no longer be linking to reviews less than four stars. I will mention that I read the work, but otherwise, the review is for me and me alone.

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Review: OSSUARY by T.D. Cloud (Illus. by AmbiSun) (2023)

Genre: Adult Horror
Year Release: 2023
Source: Amazon

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Content Warnings: Emetophobia, blood draining, broken necks, childhood trauma (neglect)

Four curse-breakers venture into the Paris catacombs to do a bit of clean up. Spells decay over time and someone has to clear the frenzied magic. One such curse-breaker is Thierry Pryor, cursed with a family legacy he’d rather keep under wraps. His companions for this next venture are a novice, his schoolyard bully, and a manager more suited to the office than the field. When spells go awry and a tunnel collapses, gothic delights ensue and we learn the truth of what haunts Thierry both figuratively and literally. Steeped in magic and the gothic, both in mood and theme, a quick read that’s an absolute delight.

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