Title: Tales of Blood and Sulphur
Author: J. G. Clay
Page Count/Review Word Count: 216
Disclaimer: J. G. Clay is published by Booktrope, the same publisher which released my debut novella, No Rest for the Wicked. I’m also his book manager.
Tales of Blood and Sulphur is J. G. Clay’s debut release, a collection of horror short stories which are “steeped in blood and reeking of sulphur”. As this review is going to be mostly positive, I’ll start with my only negative – in some places, apostrophes were missing, and in other places, they were present when they shouldn’t have been.
Still, that only happened a handful of times throughout the book, and otherwise it was an impressive debut, and at least on a par with some of the other collections of stories that I’ve been reading of late. I particularly enjoyed the way in which the different stories all linked together, with some impressive concepts such as ‘soul death‘ making multiple appearances. It was also cool how the stories were stories within a story, but I think you should read it for yourself if you want to understand what I’m talking about. Overall, this was a cracking debut and I’m looking forward to reading more!