Brutal. Beautiful. Uncompromising. All That Glitters Is Not Gold: A Compilation is the epic anthology from the imagination of author Alexander Marais. It binds together four stories connected by themes relating to loss, heartbreak, sexuality, and suicide. It unwaveringly explores what people will do in the face of their own personal Armageddon. Most of all, it challenges the concept of societal norms, and the dangers when those norms become corrupt. What is good? What is evil? And when do people stop telling the difference? It may be a horrifically corrupt psychiatric hospital. Or, perhaps, a society succumbed to a hive mind. Maybe even a man literally haunting himself to Death. Regardless of their unique struggles, these lost souls barrel through their respective nightmares, all emerging in some way empowered.