The fourth installment of the extremely popular "Legends of the Mountain State" is hereand it's fantastic! Again, Appalachian myths, ghost tales, and folklore provide an eerie backdrop for powerful, dark, and gritty storytelling.. Stories are penned by many of the preeminent writers in the horror industry along with exceptional in-state storytellers
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A haunting collection of well-polished short stories about West Virginia. I enjoyed every story in this collection. My only critique of the Legends of the Mountain State series is that I can read the entire book in a single sitting, if I don't make myself take a break in between the stories. My favorite story was Spiny Ridge by G. Cameron Fuller because of its uniqueness. The story focuses on a fear common to those interested in Appalachian geology and it was interesting to see how Fuller wraps this fear with some regional mythology. The Cursed Doll by Brian J. Hatcher was a close runner-up because it draws the modern world through (and out of) the history of our capital building, perfectly bridging the past and the present. Lisa Morton's Leap was my third favorite because I loved the choice that the main character makes at the end of the story. When book 3 was published, we were told it was the last in the series. Then, book 4 came along and we're being told it's the last book in the series. I sincerely hope that we'll see a book 5 developed in a few years.