THIS ATTRACTION NOW OPEN TILL LATE by Kyla Lee Ward
Enter a dark carnival where nothing is as it seems, in this collection of thirteen tales by award-winning author KYLA LEE WARD. Each exhibit tantalises with a mix of horror, seduction and blackest humour.
A masked apparition tempts a struggling musician. Tourists in the City of Assassins seek a truly authentic experience. Gargoyles and angels battle for the future of a university. Firefighters confront the spectre of what has burned before. Actors in a funfair haunt realise where the true horror lies. A wax-working necromancer plots vengeance for the death of her lover.
This menagerie of stories represents twenty years of publication by a unique voice in contemporary weird and Gothic fiction, and will enthrall enthusiasts of thoughtful horror and dark fantasy, especially readers of Joyce Carol Oates and Tanith Lee. A cavalcade of artists and archetypes, mummies and masquers, vampires and voyeurs will sweep you away to distant times and places, and shock you with surprises closer to home. But be warned! For as the hour grows late, the difference between spectator and attraction blurs. After midnight, you’ll never want to leave...
Cover art by Alessandro Amoruso. English Edition.