Updated: Jan 25
This was a very fascinating collection, right from the start. It covers so many different themes that are relevant today: women's rights, political corruption, racism, pollution, and so many others that are presented in a hard-hitting combination of respectful, yet gruesome ways. Michael doesn't tiptoe around the horrors of realities, and simultaneously expands upon them to show even darker possibilities.
He does a brilliant job of capturing feelings of hopelessness, rage, and terrors while he plays on some of our worst fears. You're a woman? Better expect a lifetime of being publicly shamed and held responsible for what other people do to you (even more than already happens). Imagine what could happen after centuries of depleting the earth and dumping trash. The horror of racism is used to summon malicious forces far beyond human control. One of my absolute favorites - an ancient goddess takes revenge on a man who doesn't care who he hurts or how, in spectacular fashion. There's nothing quite like the tables being turned on a predator for all of eternity!
There's no question as to how brutal some of these stories are, even when they're satisfying - and if you're anything like me, you'll definitely be pleasantly surprised by some of the turns taken in these tales. You're in for one hell of a ride, and this collection releases TODAY (January 24th), with cover art done by the wonderfully talented Matt Wildasin! Buckle up, and go get a copy!!
Where to find Michael: