Publication Update Number Two: Shrouded Horror: Tales of the Uncanny

We are only a few weeks away before the pre-sale period for K.C. Grifant’s new collection Shrouded Horror: Tales of the Uncanny. This book collects 20 amazing stories to keep you up at night (with the need to keep reading and from fear of turning off the lights. 

Shrouded Horror has received nothing but four and five star reviews from the advanced readers. Here is just a sample of the praise:

  • A really good collection of short stories, with a wide range of subjects and settings. Every story left me wanting to find out what happened next, from the shorter snapshots to the longer more involved tales.

    I particularly enjoyed Just Another Apocalypse, and The Peerlings. Def going to look for other books by the author to see if they are just as good.

  • Before I start this review, please remember this is my opinion on this book so please take it with a pinch of salt.

    I’d like to start this review with the positives first and foremost. I’d like to start off by saying I would always take the opportunity to read horror books when I get the chance so when I came across this book it was no exception. The blurb had me curious and the fact that this book has multiple sorts of short stories that can easily be read in one sitting really sold me on this book. The cover gave me horror vibes too and captured my eye. While reading this book, I found myself quite immersed in each of the stories that I had read in this book.

    I have no negatives to say about this book, so I’ll be keeping this review quite short this time.

    I’d rate this book five stars. It was really good.

    Thank you NetGalley for allowing me to be able to read this early!

  • Shrouded Horror: Tales of the Uncanny by: K.C. Grifant is an anthology of horror/scary stories. It kind of gave off the vibes of an adult Goosebumps story mixed with watching an episode from Tales from the Crypt. While some stories felt as though they ended a little unsatisfactory, it really didn’t affect my overall enjoyment of reading this book. It still came across as a four star read for me. It still left me having a good time (A good time for a scary story, I feel the horror movie watchers and readers will understand what I mean). This book is perfect for the autumn season and get some spooky tales in for Halloween. I am also very impressed with some of the creativity in some of the stories given to us. Some even had an outcome I didn’t even expect. I’ll for sure be thinking about these stories I consumed for a while.

    This book is expected to be released on July 11, 2024! I can also really appreciate the really cool cover now that I have been able to read this.

  • “Shrouded Horror” was an amazingly eerie collection of stories. There is a fantastic range of horror from cosmic, monsters, apocalyptic and more. No two were anything alike, but many of them gave the reader a sense of creeping dread and “wrongness”.

    My favourite has to be “The Circus King”, everything about this story freaked me out.

    I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for more of Grifant’s work, as this collection and other books I’ve read by them have been fantastic!

    Thank you to NetGalley, the author, and Dragon’s Roost Press for a copy.

  • I absolutely loved this book! I’m a huge anthology enthusiast and these stories delivered!

    Each short story was as captivating as the last. I find these days, a lot of authors are trying to write these big, gigantic, epic fantasy books and it was so nice to read such amazing short stories for a change. It was like a breath of fresh air. There’s something so satisfying about a short story- especially when done right!

    There was such a great creep factor, and I love how the author was able to freak me out in just a few pages! The stories were so well written that I was fully immersed and satisfied in just a few pages- which can be so hard to do since you’re spending so little time with the characters, setting, and plot. Very well written!

    “Vermin” was a great story to start with to get the vibes of the book going! It really hooked me in and got me excited for the rest of the stories. My favourite was The Circus King! Followed by Puddle of Comradery Despair, which read right after The Circus King! In my opinion, these two stories really had the depth and development that I crave in a story. Again, which is hard to obtain in a short story! But Grant nailed it and gripped me. I honestly loved all the stories, but those two were stand outs as my favourites!

    I honestly would rate this more as 4.5 stars, rather than just 4. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars was because I wasn’t fully immersed the entire time, and some I enjoyed more than others. Coming from an epic fantasy nerd, immersion is key for me! So anthology series’ are quite difficult to get a full 5 stars in my eyes- but Shouded Horror was so close to 5 stars. I HIGHLY recommend. Especially to lovers of thriller and horror stories.

    Thank you so much to NetGalley and Dragon’s Roost Press for the opportunity to read, rate, and review Shrouded Horror: Tales of the Uncanny!

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