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  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First edition (26 Sept. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492325759
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492325758
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.1 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,811,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Ginger Nuts TOP 100 REVIEWER on 24 Nov. 2013
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Horror fiction has many faces, many moods and many styles. It can chill you to the bones with the most atmospheric of passages, turn your stomach with some gross out imagery, or it can make you smile with a wild sense of abandonment. But above all else horror should entertain.

So when you get your hands on an anthology that manages to do all of the above and more you know you have gotten your hands on a rather special book.

Demons and Devilry is the fourth anthology from Hersham Horror. Featuring five stories based around the sadly neglected sub genre of Black Magic and Demonology from some of the best writers working today, Demons and Devilry captures the very essence of what makes for a great horror read. And when an anthology has stories from both Thana Niveau and the John Llewellyn probert you just know you are in for a fabulous time.

Remember all those classic films, those films that scared you as a kid, iconic films featuring the likes of Christopher Lee and Vincent Price. Those very British horror films where a tweed jacket, a hero who looked like your dad and dusty tome were all that were required to defeat Lucifer and his minions. Now remember that giddy feeling of enjoyment that those films brought to you, you want to feel that again don't you? Well you are in luck for this book is like one of those films.

Peter Mark May's The Abhorant Man has the honour of being first up to bat in this rather fine anthology. Starting of in Carthage in 146 BC, where the Roman army is in the process of sacking the city, the Priests of Baal are in possession of an ancient item that just may be the key to saving their city. However as things are wont to be in such tales things don't go according to plan and soon something sinister is unleashed.
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Not having read any Denis Wheatley I can't comment on how closely the stories within evoke or parody his style so I'll give my thoughts on the stories in their own right.

The Abhorrent Man - Peter Mark May

A well written if slightly formulaic story of archeological discovery and ancient curses. The authors research shines through and provides much to hold the reader's interest.

Little Devils - Thana Niveau

A wonderfully creepy story of children entering a building site and encountering more than they bargained for. There is a great 'anytime, anyplace' feel to the story and the climax went against my expectations.

The Devil in the Details - John Llewellyn Probert

A superbly entertaining and funny story that doesn't take itself at all seriously and is all the more successful for it as a less than competent practitioner comes up against all manner of obstacles. The highlight of the collection.

The Scryer - David Williamson

As with 'The Abhorrent' this was a rather standard, formulaic story which is further hampered by a repeated plot hole which I thought was going to create a twist ending but was never addressed; how can the protagonist be the last of his bloodline when he has a daughter?

Guardian Devil - Stuart Young

The big disappointment for me as I normally enjoy Young's slightly mischievous stories. Here it felt overblown and too crammed full of weird names and strange mythology. A story I found a little too grim, uninteresting and a struggle to finish.
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I am constantly amazed at the number of small presses out there that keep churning out hit titles. These independent companies show versatility and strength with their selections, but they also keep the bigger publishing houses on their toes. Hersham Horror Books is a perfect example. The owner, Peter Mark May, is a heck of an author and a nice guy to boot; likewise, his company puts out excellent anthologies that are well written and entertaining. DEMONS & DEVILRY is the latest addition to their impressive canon.

In case you are unfamiliar with Dennis Wheatley, he was an author in the early and mid 20th century who wrote a series of ‘black magic’ books. These titles were considered controversial for the subject matters they embraced. They contained things like sadism (directed primarily at women), Satanism, vulgar racism, and many other topics considered taboo. For this reason, many consider him the founding father of Satanic horror writing.

I’m a sucker for stories about demons and devils; they just draw me in and captivate me for some reason. Heck, the first short film I ever made was a horror short titled CALL NOT THE DEVIL, based on an old Danish proverb. So as you can see…the subject matter is one I enjoy.

Every story in DEMONS & DEVILRY is written well and flows at a nice pace. The authors go to great lengths to convey a lot of story in such a small space, and they each do a first rate job. And as with Hersham’s previous titles, the quality of writing is superb. Each tale is carefully crafted and each writing voice unique.

My favorite story in this collection is “Little Devils” by Thana Niveau. In this piece, a small group of kids disobey instructions and enter a construction worksite to trek around an unfinished building.
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