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Joseph Sale Month: 3 Stories from Lost Voices

Joseph Sale has three short stories in this dark anthology. The first story, Choke on This, is about Stephen, a depressed man stuck in the drudgery of a call centre job. Lonely, picked on by his supervisor, Janey, and shouted at by customers all day long, Stephen’s only comfort is his nightly takeaway pizza. I… Continue reading Joseph Sale Month: 3 Stories from Lost Voices

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Joseph Sale Month: Return to the Black Gate

A bittersweet end to the trilogy with this tour de force from mister mindflayer, Joseph Sale.  On another world, known as Nekyia, its prince returns a changed man. Gone are his physical eyes, but with his third eye he can see the doors between all the worlds are now open and something older than the… Continue reading Joseph Sale Month: Return to the Black Gate

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Joseph Sale Month: Beyond the Black Gate

An engrossing dark fantasy with epic world building and lyrical prose, Beyond the Black Gate is a completely different kettle of fish to its predecessor. Craig Smiley has made it beyond the Black Gate, but it’s not the paradise he was promised. Angry at his betrayal, Smiley decides to do what any self respecting serial… Continue reading Joseph Sale Month: Beyond the Black Gate

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Joseph Sale Month: Gods of the Black Gate

Caleb Rogers, the detective who put serial killer Craig Smiley behind bars, can’t shake the idea that the gods the killer sacrificed to might actually exist. Policemen, Caleb Rogers and Tom Marvin, thought deranged ex infantry serial killer, Craig Smiley, was locked away for good in the inescapable and inhospitable maximum security prison on Mars.… Continue reading Joseph Sale Month: Gods of the Black Gate

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Joseph Sale Month: The Fifth Horseman

In The Fifth Horseman, the characters from the stories in Four Horsemen come together in a dense, symbolism laden tale full of the author’s trademark layers, depth and monsters. The Prince has landed on the shores of Nekyia and claimed it for his own, bringing hope to the land of death by promising its denizens… Continue reading Joseph Sale Month: The Fifth Horseman