SHADOWS: VOLUME ONE
Reviewed by Christine I Speakman
Edited by Lea Schizas
Published by BooksForABuck.com, Copyright
3 out of 4 roses
Join Lea Schizas as she brings together William Koonce, Eric Keith, Marcia Berneger and Charles Mossop for a romp through
the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. What exactly haunts Lord John Erdely’s
castle and who will make it out alive?
Each author tells their own tale of unsuspecting travellers who stumble into the dangers and mysteries of the castle. Who is Arminius? What haunts Charlie
Alexander? Is there anything stronger than a mother’s love? What is the curse that stalks the castle’s walls?
With short stories it is too easy to give away their secrets, so allow me to give my quick impressions of the author’s
tales and the overall feel Ms. Schizas has accomplished.
In this first volume of “The Carpathian Shadows” I have found four entertaining stories, but two are haunting
emotional gems. One is from new author Eric Keith; this story is his first published
piece. These four stories will fit whatever reading times you have…quick
horror fix or snuggle under the covers and slowly meet the horror.
Ms. Schizas has brought together and given four authors the same underlying theme and each have woven unique tales. She has offered up a haunting castle, which once belonged to a mysteries black arts
practicing Lord. She entices our travellers to visit the castle with free invites. Then she throws in the malevolent storm that forces our travellers to spend the night
(or two) within the ghostly walls. From there her writers’ imaginations
Thank you Ms Schizas, when is the next offering…oops, I mean Volume Two.