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This anthology includes Christopher Treagus’ short story, “Little Deaths“, as well as a wide selection of horror, dark fantasy and science fiction tales from some of the genre’s best up and coming authors–all of them originals, the first time in print.
All the proceeds from the sales of this book went to benefit the Preditors and Editors legal fund. Each contributor appearing in the anthology also donated their royalty to the fund. Preditors and Editors is a website that provides a valuable service to writers, new and seasoned, by compiling information on editors, publishers, agents, and contests, to help writers know who is legitimate, and who is out there just to scam an unknowing and trusting author.
“Prisoners of Time” is a collection of Speculative Fiction from seven genre writers, each with stories set around the themes of prisoners and time, in some form or another. Ranging from Science Fiction to Horror, the collected tales cover a range of concepts and styles of Speculative Fiction. Each author also has at least one novel in print at time of this publication, for which this collection also served as a sample that might help promote these books, by allowing readers the chance to learn and read more of any that they are already aware or, and to discover new authors that they might not otherwise have heard of, as well.
Christopher Treagus’ story in the collection, “What Price To Be A God” is both a kind of prequel and backstory to his first novel, “The Hunting Sorrow,” revealing the origins of the curse that is unleashed in that book, and how Setp N Re Mery Amun came to be placed under it, so as later to become the-one-who-hunts-in-sorrow, or, the hunting sorrow…
Numerous other stories have appeared in both print and online sources, magazines, webzines, and literary websites. Many of these were collected in Christopher Treagus’ short story collection published in 2008 by Stone Garden Publishing, “Building A Better Monster and Other Stories“, which featured the novella version of the title story, (recently re-issued in an expanded form as a full novel by Barking Rain Press).
The other stories collected in the Stone Garden edition are “What Price To Be A God,” which originally appeared in the aforementioned anthology, Prisoners of Time.
“After the Fall” and “When Angels Weep,” both of which are part of a larger body of work exploring Angelic themes, and were each originally published by Horrorfind Online, in November of 2002 and April 2003 respectively.
“Fearstricken,” and “In the Heart of the Forest,” date back to 1992, originally having been read on the radio program Wings of Desire, on KSUN, the Sonoma State Radio Station, in March.
“Skinwalker, or The Embrace of Blood,”appeared in the February 2002 edition of the webzine Night Shopping, while “Catseye,” was published in The Swamp’s December/January 2002/2003 issue. “Two Is Not Enough” was an original for this collection.
Val Muller, author of “The Scarred Letter”
Building a Better Monster will leave you checking the shadows…
Victoria Taylor Murray, author of “Thief of Hearts”
An engaging and suspenseful tale
Garrett Peck, Cemetery Dance
“When Cairo, Egypt is rocked by a monster earthquake, the city is torn asunder… something awakens… and legions of the dead may soon follow if it isn’t stopped. In a classic yet very modern update of the mummy legend, this tale of vengeance and evil takes place in 1992, putting an entirely new spin on things. You’ll enjoy this fun and fast-paced novel.”
Jeanne Cocteau, Creature Feature
A MODERN UPDATE OF THE MUMMY LEGEND, PUTTING AN ENTIRELY NEW SPIN ON THINGS
If you are a lover of mummy and curse tales, then this is the book for you. Treagus has created a unique story using a grotesque mummy and a horrifying curse that starts on page one and doesn’t stop even after you close the book. Treagus totally captured me with his story. He took an old tale, rewrapped it completely and brought the story of the “Mummy” to a new level.
Danielle Naibert, The Book Reviewer Site
Doesn’t stop even after you close the book…
Brian Keene, author of “The Rising,” “City of the Dead,” and “The Conqueror Worms”
Treagus has created a dark fantasy masterpiece. This is one you don’t want to miss!
“Treagus depicts another time and place with his characterization of Salem in the 1600s. The subject matter makes ‘To Suffer a Witch’ unique, as the language and actions of the people cast in the story are as though you are a witness to those days. Treagus provides many insights into how people lived in that time as his main character, Jacob Blackthorne, reveals how his depravity caused him to fall into the clutches of a witch and become cursed forever. His journey to regain his soul delves into the dark and sordid world of witchcraft, yet justice is served to reaffirm the perception of good surpassing evil.”
—The Quill Review
Treagus depicts another time and place as though you are a witness to those days
Ken Kupstis, author of “Clownwhite” and “Voodoo Highway.”
A GREAT TALENT FOR HISTORICAL HORROR FICTION
Catherine Russell, author of “The Stage” and “Exit Stage Left”
Treagus… can create a deadly reality
“Christopher Treagus effortlessly conjures the horror of ancient legends straight into our modern world. THE HUNTING SORROW is a vast adventure brimming with terror, pursuit and revenge. A pretty imposing stack of prose, but inside is a vast adventure of horror, suspense and vengeance ranging from Egypt to America. … (Treagus) has got a great talent for historical horror fiction, able to drag the reader through time and space so that one feels like they’re actually there.”
K.K., author of “Clownwhite” and “Inhuman Resources”
Treagus effortlessly conjures the horror of ancient legends…