I’ve been very fortunate with the reviews I’ve received for The Lure of Devouring Light so far. Though I’d still like to see more “reader reviews” especially on Amazon, the magazine and online reviewers have been very kind to the book. I’ve distilled some of these reviews down to a sentence or two each for the purpose of updating the book’s listing on Amazon, and thought I’d post them here as well.
“In 11 weird tales gathered for this promising debut collection, characters step outside their comfortable ordinary routines and inadvertently plunge into strange worlds beyond their control or comprehension… This book is a solid outing from a rising star in horror and dark fantasy.”
“The Lure of Devouring Light is one of those rare first story collections that defines both the writer and the genre, with stories that linger long after the last page is turned. In a year already full of amazing collections… we feel this is one collection that will remain one of your favorites for years to come.”
-Bob Pastorella, This is Horror
“The Lure of Devouring Light is a celebration of creativity and transformation… often poignant, frequently terrifying, surreal, and brilliant. Griffin is a stellar wordsmith who approaches his work like the artistry that it is, pouring his sweat, his blood, and his self into every exacting sentence and holding the reader captive from page one to the final, soul stirring, heartrending sentence.”
-Shane Douglas Keene, Shotgun Logic
“Griffin has a wonderful ability to create realistic images through his words, particularly with his deft use of descriptive language, crafting delicious stories of dark, weird horror. This is a fantastic collection and I highly recommend it.”
-Adrian Shotbolt, Beavis the Bookhead
“An amazing collection… haunting, evocative, and intelligent in every way, shape, and form. Michael Griffin has achieved something truly stunning with this book that will continue to resonate… a must read for anyone with even a remote interest in genre fiction.”
-Matthew Summers, Smash Dragons
“Do yourself a favor and get this one fast. It doesn’t get more recommended than this.”
-Brian Sammons, Hellnotes
I’d like to offer my sincere thanks to all these reviewers for their time and consideration!
If you’re a reviewer who would like to cover the book but haven’t seen a copy, please let me know, or get in touch with Ross Lockhart from Word Horde. You can comment here, or reach either of us on social media.