Since storytellers first put pen to paper, religious dogma and spiritual beliefs have always played key roles in the various genres of dark fiction. Humanity's obsession with mortality and what might or might not happen after our inevitable deaths has long been tantalizing fodder for authors and dreamers alike.
REGARDLESS OF OUR FAITH, EVERYONE FEARS DEATH...
Now collected together for the first time ever, acclaimed horror and fantasy author Gord Rollo shares his own dark visions about the cruel gods and vicious monsters that wander his imagination and keep him awake at night. Grab your bible, your crucifix, your holy water, and whatever else makes you feel comforted and safe - you just might need them. Within this volume, you'll find stories of shattered faith, drowned hopes, haunted spirits, fallen angels, and the paralyzing fear of the unknown abyss that awaits us all after we've taken our final breath...
Special content: This collection includes Story Notes on each individual story from the author as well as an Introduction.
Gods & Monsters features the following short stories:
-- Divine Intervention
-- Chamber of the Gods (Co-written with Brett Savory)
-- Chopper's Hands
-- Love; In Pieces
-- Breath of an Angel/Touch of the Devil (Co-written with Gene O'Neill)
-- The Last Straw
-- Moving Pictures
-- The Face of an Unlikely God
About the Author
Gord Rollo was born in St. Andrews, Scotland, but now lives in Ontario, Canada. His short stories and novella-length work have appeared in many professional publications throughout the genre and his novels include: The Jigsaw Man, Crimson, Strange Magic, Valley Of The Scarecrow, The Translators, Only The Thunder Knows, and The Crucifixion Experiments.. His work has been translated into several languages and his titles are currently being adapted for audiobooks.
Besides novels, Gord edited the acclaimed evolutionary horror anthology, Unnatural Selection: A Collection of Darwinian Nightmares. He also co-edited Dreaming of Angels, a horror/fantasy anthology created to increase awareness of Down’s syndrome and raise money for research.