Review – The Place Between Worlds & Other Stories

The Place Between Worlds & Other Stories is the fifth collection of short horror stories from P.J. Blakey-Novis. From the frozen landscapes of Antarctica to deep beneath the North Atlantic, through dreamlike forests and rips in time, these short stories will take you beyond the familiarity of our world, into the place between. Includes the story Passing Through, winner of the Indipenned Short Story Contest 2020.

P.J. Blakey-Novis is back, bringing with him six tales of horror and suspense in The Place Between Worlds & Other Stories.

First things first, Blakey-Novis is a terrific writer. Each story is crafted to eek out the correct amount of suspense – there’s no flab here. Each part of the narrative serves a function and builds to a fulfilling end. The tales are creative and unique, dealing with themes such as Antarctic trips that reads like an updated version of At The Mountains of Madness but still fresh and its own thing; sea voyages, dreams, premonitions and forests combine to deliver elements of horror any fan would enjoy.

It’s unfair to single any stories out for praise in such a strong collection but I will. Standouts are the story the collection is named after, “The Place Between Worlds,” a trippy and lush tale that kept me guessing and “Passing Through,” a story that justly won Indipenned’s Short Story contest 2020.

The Place Between Worlds & Other Stories is out now, and comes highly recommended.

Order here: https://mybook.to/TPBW

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