By Sunshine Somerville on January 22, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
If there was a competition between Awethology Light and Awethology Dark, I’d definitely have to cast my vote for Dark. Almost every single story in this collection was incredibly well done, interesting, unique, and held my attention. The material itself is definitely PG-13 because of language, violence, adult situations, and horror elements. A few were heartfelt stories that were quite sad. But, man, were some of these funny too. And I was delighted to find beautiful writing in even the most horror-filled stories — who’d have thought?
My favorites here would have to be “Pennies from Heaven” and “The Lost Sheperd – A Short Reacher Story” (which made me want to read more of this author’s world immediately) and “April Showers” and so many more, but I’m forcing myself to stop at naming three… Okay, and “Winter Palace” and “Down by the River.”
There were a few that I wasn’t super crazy about, but I DID finish reading them, so they held my attention at least that much. Honestly, I was very impressed by the writing of almost every single story. The formatting between stories is a bit wonky at times (same for Awethology Light), but not enough to cause confusion.
Overall, I cannot recommend this collection enough if you’re looking to branch out and find new authors to read.