Monday, May 21, 2018

The Sea Was a Fair Master by Calvin Demmer

The Sea Was a Fair Master
by Calvin Demmer

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: Unnerving (June 5, 2018)
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
Genre: Dark Anthology | Short Stories
Print Length: 83 pages
Available from: Amazon

The world’s fate lies with a comatose young girl; an android wants to remember a human she once knew under Martian skies; men at sea learn that the ocean is a realm far different from land, where an unforgiving god rules; a school security guard discovers extreme English class; and a man understands what the behemoth beneath the sea commands of him.

The Sea Was a Fair Master is a collection of 23 stories, riding the currents of fantasy, science fiction, crime, and horror. There are tales of murder, death, loss, revenge, greed, and hate. There are also tales of hope, survival, and love.

For the sea was a fair master.

The Sea Was a Fair Master
by Calvin Demmer

The Sea Was a Fair MasterA talented author knows how to set the tone, the atmosphere and tell their story. In the case of author Calvin Demmer, he set that tone, that atmosphere and told several short stories without missing a beat! THE SEA WAS A FAIR MASTER is dark, edgy reading with hints of horror, the unbelievable, the gut-clenching and the just plain creepy.

Several of the twenty-three tales told could easily be expanded into longer, and probably more gruesome tales, but most importantly, each one is complete or leaves us hanging at just the right time!

Now, before you think this is just a compilation of horror, be advised, there is a love story that clearly demonstrates how far a man will go to please the woman he loves. There is even a tale of an android grieving the loss of her human friend. Then again, some people find ways to make their lover leave, permanently. Sail the seas at your own peril or rescue a young child from the end of the world (at your own peril).

Calvin Demmer’s wicked-sharp imagination comes across in each story in an economy of words and a wealth of reading entertainment that can be read in pieces, chunks or the entire book!

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Calvin Demmer!

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