New reviews – 05:07:2013

Whitstable cover image

The end of another week here at Spectral Towers and the glorious summer weather has returned just in time for the weekend. To celebrate, we have two new reviews of Whitstable to tell you about (and we also provide purchasing links to Amazon as well) – so here they are:

First up is Robert Morrish’s verdict, posted to his Twilight Ridge blog – which, I am told, might be included in the next issue of Cemetery Dance magazine if space is available. At any rate, even if they can’t, you can still read what he thought of Stephen Volk’s novella here.

David Bishop kindly reviewed Whitstable on his What are you reading for..? blog and this is what he had to say about it.







More soon!

The Eyes of Water: the view from Twilight Ridge

Eyes of Water cover image

It’s a miserably wet Monday morning yet again, but we here at Spectral Towers (the west wing of Marshall-Jones Mansions), are happy to tell you about a new review of the latest chapbook, Alison Littlewood’s The Eyes of Water. This one’s by Robert Morrish and appears on his Twilight Ridge blog – so, if you want to know what Mr. Morrish thought of Alison’s Yucatán-set tale, then may we humbly suggest that you pop on over to his blog by clicking here.

Talking of Alison’s chapbook, subscriber copies and promos will start to be sent out this week, but please be patient with us as it’s going to be rather busy for us what with other commissions and meetings. Nevertheless, we will endeavour to get as many out as possible – thanks for your patience!

More reviews soon!

King Death at Twilight Ridge

As seems to be traditional around these parts, we’ll start the week with a review. This is the latest write-up on Paul Finch’s King Death, posted on Robert Morrish’s Twilight Ridge blog. To see what the Cemetery Dance columnist thinks about the most recent Spectral chapbook, please click here.

Talking of King Death, as you will most probably have worked out, the picture above is of the front cover of the Paula Guran-edited The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2012, the volume in which Paul’s medieval tale will be featured. And just take a look at some of the illustrious names that will be keeping Paul company!! Stephen King, Joe R Lansdale, Tim Powers, Charles De Lint,  Gene Wolfe…. a heady mix indeed!


Don’t forget, for those of you who want to enter the Spectral/This Is Horror Short Story Competition, you have until midnight GMT on 31st January 2012 (tomorrow) to get your entries in. We’ve already had some cracking stories sent in and there’s still time to enter, so why not add yours to the list? Details of submission guidelines and prizes can be found here.

Two new reviews and news

First off is a fantastic review of Nowhere Hall from Colum McKnight of Dreadful Tales, who calls it “… [a] whirlwind of greatness… contained within the pages of yet another brilliant Spectral Press release…”. If you want to know what else Mr. McKnight said, then please go here.

And now here’s a somewhat neutral review of Abolisher of Roses from Robert Morrish on his Twilight Ridge blog. It certainly isn’t a negative review, but neither is it a positive one – I guess you can’t win ’em all, as they say. You can read what Robert says here. =D

Going back to Nowhere Hall briefly, I will start to send out copies to everyone that’s bought one within the next few days. Thanks to everyone who has waited patiently for their copy!

A new Spectral Volume I review just in…

Thanks to Robert Morrish, who writes the Spotlight on Publishing column for Cemetery Dance magazine, Spectral has just received a short review of the very first publication from the imprint, Gary McMahon’s What They Hear in the Dark. It’ll be printed in Cemetery Dance magazine #66, available soon. In the meantime, however, you can read what Robert says about this dark little tale on his Twilight Ridge blog, saying of Spectral that “… they’re definitely a publisher to keep an eye on in the future…” (The review is the fifth one down)

Many thanks to Robert for the review!