Wrath and Ruin: A Chilling Anthology

Wrath and Ruin: A Chilling Anthology

Wrath and Ruin: A Chilling Anthology

Wrath and Ruin: A Chilling Anthology


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Some monsters are nightmarish beasts with fangs and grotesque bodies. Others come in the form of bad decisions we dread or regret. Both kinds haunt and stalk us while we are alone at night.

Wrath and Ruin is a collection of nine stories with a focus on fantasy and sci-fi threaded with quiet, traditional horror. Monsters, both literal and figurative, lurk in the shadows of this diverse anthology.

Hunters pursue a ghoul in Victorian-era Pennsylvania. A psychologist interrogates the lone survivor of a mysterious shipwreck. Astronauts investigate a derelict alien spacecraft loitering in Earth’s solar system. A man flees powerful enemies in a bizarre, hostile land. These stories and more are included in this debut book by author C.W. Briar.

Briar continues a tradition established by fellow Binghamton, NY writers like Rod Serling and Kevin Lucia: fantastical-yet-grounded stories with subtle horror.

"A highly satisfying mix of genres, WRATH AND RUIN offers a voice reminiscent of George MacDonald and C. S. Lewis', with a healthy sampling of Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard." -Kevin Lucia, author of Things Slip Through & Through a Mirror, Darkly

"Wrath and Ruin is an exciting and diverse collection. Briar's debut book shows his strong writing voice and vivid imagination. I can't wait to see what he puts out next!" -Ben Wolf, author of Blood for Blood

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942462095
Publisher: C.W. Briar
Publication date: 07/20/2016
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,117,673
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

C.W. Briar is the pen name of Charles Wasielewski. Briar grew up in woodland country near Barton, a miniscule town in Upstate New York. He currently resides near Binghamton, NY, the birthplace of Rod Serling and spiedie sandwiches.

Briar has an Industrial & Systems Engineering degree from Binghamton University. He has worked as an engineer on various helicopters, airplanes, and trains. His interest in theology and philosophy led him to earning certification in apologetics through Biola University.

Escape from Wrath and Ruin, which is included in this anthology, became Briar's first published story in 2012. His writing focuses on fantasy and sci-fi stories threaded with quiet, traditional horror. He has always had a fascination with toothy, dangerous creatures, both real and imaginary. That fascination is reflected in the monsters that inhabit this anthology.

Briar is married to his college sweetheart. They have three wonderful children, two adorable corgis, and a pair of fluffy chinchillas. The children are adept at making messes, the corgis shed everywhere, and the chinchillas raise ruckuses while the family is trying to sleep.
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