Review: Chronicles of Maradoum Volume 6

Dwarves and mutants.

Orcs and demonesses.

Tea trolls and tigers.

Bone-bound ghosts and lightning wolves.

Dip your toes into the exotic waters of Maradoum, exploring the realm through 11 stand-alone short stories set in the same world as the Convent Series, beginning with A Dead Wizard’s Dream.

From the brutality of dust-blown Ogbun Nagali and the barbarism of high society in Zamphia to the rotten heart of civilized Justiqua and the treacheries secreted beneath the soothing tropics of Ishambria, this high fantasy anthology is stuffed to the gills with witches and wizards, gods and monsters, tales of love beyond death and familial vengeance, coming of age and reunification, and questing warriors and even noble foes.

Featured in Chronicles of Maradoum, Volume 6:

A Worthy Foe
Dwarves and Mutants
The Floating Village
The Ghost of Clandillion Tower
How to Bribe a Magician
The Guru of Bebuniyaad
Drusilla the Demoness
The Fiddler and the Fossegrim
Tea Troll Madness
The Tigers of Talipalau
Wrath of the Cloud Emperor

Review: Cthulhu Mythos Tales

The Cthulhu Mythos is a collection of 23 loosely connected short stories by H. P. Lovecraft, one of the earliest masters of dark fantasy and horror. From “Dagon” to “The Call of Cthulhu” to “The Haunter of the Dark,” each story connects to the ancient cosmic entities known as the Great Old Ones, buried in a deep sleep beneath the earth and incomprehensible to mankind. For the few mortals who dare to glimpse this unknowable world, the result is a complete disconnection from what was once considered reality. Lovecraft’s stories are grim, fantastical, dark, horrifying—and yet endlessly fascinating.

Review: As You Wish (Short Stories From Antaloor)

In Antaloor verbergen sich viele Geheimnisse abseits der Pfade, die Sie als Abenteurer im Two Worlds Universum durchstreifen. Freuen Sie sich auf ein Wiedersehen mit bekannten Städten und Charakteren – oder lernen Sie Antaloor völlig neu kennen, unabhängig von der Spielwelt. Mal düster und voller menschlicher Abgründe, mal humoristisch und überraschend – die Novellen atmen den Geist der beliebten Quests des Rollenspiels – und sind doch etwas ganz Eigenes. Erleben Sie in vier Kurzgeschichten mörderische Intrigen aus der Perspektive einer fahrenden Theatergruppe (Der große Auftritt), verfolgen Sie die wendungsreiche Beschwörung eines Flaschengeistes (Ganz nach Wunsch) und lassen Sie sich kalte Schauer über den Rücken rieseln in der Gruselgeschichte”Sharad”.

Der verhasste Doktor Khamarsh ist die letzte Person, die der Quacksalber auf seiner Türschwelle erwartet hätte. Doch bald befinden sich die Feinde auf einer gemeinsamen Mission zur Beschwörung eines bösartigen Flaschengeistes. Ihre Reise führt sie in die dunkelsten Keller von New Ashos.

+ Ein Wiedersehen mit New Ashos
+ Vom Autor der Two Worlds II Quests Jaromir Krol
+ Vorkenntnisse sind nicht erforderlich

Bislang sind vier Two Worlds II Novellen erschienen: Ganz nach Wunsch, Sharad, Eine heikle Flucht und Der große Auftritt. Die Kurzgeschichten sind einzeln oder als Sammelausgabe erhältlich.

Review: You Have Arrived at Your Destination (Forward collection)

Nature or nurture? Neither. Discover a bold new way to raise a child in this unsettling story of the near future by the New York Times bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow.

When Sam’s wife first tells him about Vitek, a twenty-first-century fertility lab, he sees it as the natural next step in trying to help their future child get a “leg up” in a competitive world. But the more Sam considers the lives that his child could lead, the more he begins to question the choices he has made in his life.

Review: Try the New Candy

Taste a new horror.

Which foul flavor amongst these 10 tales of torment and otherworldly strangeness will please your palate? An imbecilic man is taken advantage of for decades before finally considering an act of sweet revenge. A single, soon to be mother experiences a bizarre sequence of events triggered by her artificial insemination. A wide-eyed boy goes along to housesit with his poor excuse for a father, only to find out the property harbors some disturbing secrets. A newly married couple that enjoys pushing their limits to the extreme gets access to a special museum exhibit that is not quite finished. A pervert accidentally slays his mistress during an outlandish sex act, but did she deserve it? Two girls head out to the club to celebrate reaching the legal drinking age only to encounter the most hellish nightlife imaginable.

Choose from all these and more. Step into the shoes of the disturbed fringe of society and explore the potential for evil in humanity. Your misery awaits…

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