ékleipsis: the abyss – Tamel Wino

I received an E-ARC copy of ‘ékleipsis: the abyss’ by Tamel Wino from Henry Roi PR in return for my honest review. I must admit it wasn’t quite what I expected but I was pleasantly surprised. Expected publishing date 29.10.21.

This is a collection of six short horror stories which all of which depict the evil that humans can possess inside them. Here is a brief description and my general thoughts on each of the stories:

Marlene

Hazel Land is a journalist interviewing for a job to help ghost write a book with well know Damien Wolfenstein.

They seem to hit it off straight away, is a romance beginning or has Damien got a darker side?

This story left me with an eerie feeling, as it starts looking like a romance tale and then turns very dark.

My Rating: 💜💜💜💜 /5

No Place Like Home

This story follows the Moore Family. The Mum Rebecca has a successful vlog called Moore fun with Rebecca, which highlights family life in their household.

One day the children and Jordan, the dad, come home to a stranger making dinner. Her name is Mandy and explains that Rebecca needs to work late.

Is this the truth or is there something more sinister occurring?

This story is very chilling as it is a very real and believable. It is a very modern storyline and shows the dangers of social media on our present day lives.

My Rating: 💜💜💜💜.5 /5

Enprise

Ash is a musician; she is escaping an abusive relationship and goes back to visit her Mum. Her Mum reads tea leaves, but what she finds leaves them both spooked.

Ash plans to travel to her friend in Rockwood to start a new life, and hitchhikes as she hasn’t got a lot of money.

What will happen on her journey, and will her Mum’s fortune come true?

This is a really intense read, you are on edge all the way through wanting to know what will happen.

My Rating: 💜💜💜💜.5 /5

All Day All Night

Peter and Matthew are custody officers at the Collins Bay Institution. They are taking a hunting trip to Black Bear Island for the weekend.

Will Grinley picks them up on the boat and brings them to the island, showing his hospitality with drinks and dinner.

When it’s time for hunting, what dangers will be awaiting Peter and Matthew?

Evil lies within this story; this is a shocking story from many angles but the events that unfold are justified in my opinion.

My Rating: 💜💜💜💜.5 /5

Blue Devils

Savi is a singer who missed out a chance for the ‘big time’ and now has regular gigs in the pubs.

Her agent Leon lines her up with a possible new exciting opportunity, so she jumps at the chance to see where it could lead.

What will the opportunity be, and will it be what she was expecting?

This story is very disturbing and very dark, there were parts which made me cringe.

My Rating: 💜💜💜💜 /5

The Descent

This story follows a pilot who is set in his ways and doesn’t treat people as he should.

One day a lady and her dog falls onto the train tracks, surprising himself he runs to their aid.

After he is left with a revitalising feeling, and he suddenly has a different view to life.

How long will this last, and where will this new life take him?

A scary story of how someone’s life can change, but also the dangers of human behaviour.

My Rating: 💜💜💜.5 /5

Favourite Story: Enprise

Scariest Story: No Place Like Home

Most Shocking: Blue Devils

There were many forms of the crime/thriller genre portrayed in this collection including kidnap, serial killers, and revenge.

I really enjoyed reading them all as they were all very different from each other and so it added to the suspense as you didn’t know what to expect. All were gripping reads.

It is really terrifying how humans have become, or maybe always have been a danger to each other. It is scary how we all have our different feelings and emotions, and how that affects people’s actions differently when put in certain situations, even violently.

Overall, a brilliant collection of short stories. All were relevant and modern, and showed the dangers that we face from other humans.

My Overall Rating:

💜💜💜💜 /5

7 thoughts on “ékleipsis: the abyss – Tamel Wino

  1. Man’s inhumanity to man is a very disturbing theme always and sadly, I think it’s been that way since humans existed. These stories sound pretty intense. Glad you enjoyed them. Excellent review(s)!

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