Bert S. Lechner's unique spin on cosmic horror comes to life in this collection of short horror stories. From archaeologists drawn to their doom by hungry nightmares, to a woman wielding the power of her possessor through her enchanted tattoos, The Roots Grow Into the Earth explores a version of our universe drenched in magic and prowled by things that lurk in the darkness between the stars.
This collection contains nine stories, including three stories previously published as Interstate, The Wall, and Joanne's Vault.
Dark and filled with a sense of impending dread, The Roots Grow Into the Earth is a collection of cosmic horror shorts that you can tear through rather quickly.
The writing here is superbly descriptive and helps add to the overall creepy atmosphere of the book, although there were times when I felt the descriptions went on just a little too long, but that is a rather minor complaint in the grand scheme of things.
There is something to like in each of the 9 stories, but for me "The Orchestra" is the pick of the bunch. It's music and madness melding together in a grotesque piece of art that is all the more stunning considering how short the piece is.
This book releases on October 7 and you can pre-order a copy HERE.
4 stars out of 5