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Pact by Wildbow

Devils and Details

Blake Thorburn was driven away from home and family by a vicious fight over inheritance, returning only for a deathbed visit with the grandmother who set it in motion. He soon finds himself next in line to inherit the property, a trove of supernatural texts, and the many enemies his grandmother left behind her in the small town of . . .

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Do Not Take the Shells by Berber

Save us from the dangers of the sea.

Harris Evan, together with his two friends Cathy and Jeff, goes on a holiday to the quiet little coastal village of Taveye. However, it quickly becomes apparent that something is not quite right about the town. Strange shells wash up on the shore that you can’t find anywhere else. There is a sign with the words: “DO NOT TAKE THE . . .

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In the Midnight of His Heart by Al Bruno III

A novel of horror and obsession

To all outward appearances John Sig is just an old man living a quietly in an empty old house. His one pleasure is when he heads down to the local diner and visits with his favorite waitress Angie. When Angie disappears, John sets out to find her. For an ordinary old man that might seem like a foolish idea but . . .

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Antlers, Colorado by Marn

A serialized writing project about Austin Jones and the several years he spent away from home.

Austin Jones, a budding medium, flees from his home in Havenwood, PA in the year 1999. He is running from a predestined position at the Department of Paranormal Research, an agency his family has run for decades. The ghost of his father, Richard, follows him. In the fall of 2000, Austin finds himself in the town of Antlers, Colorado, . . .

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DO NOT TAKE THE SHELLS

In Taveye, shells take you

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Sep 26, 2015: It was the title that first stirred my curiosity. An evocative mix of poignancy and tension drew me into the story of a depressed man grieving a lost love, who allows himself to be coaxed by chipper pals into a seaside vacation in an oddly gloomy town. At some point, I realized I we were getting into something like Lovecraftian territory. Except . . . Ok, he is the father of supernatural horror, but (heresy) I’ve always found Lovecraft a tough slog. Maybe this could be Lovecraft if he was readable? And had more [more . . .]

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PACT

Devilishly good

By aspectofmind, member

Sep 7, 2017: Keep in mind that I’m writing this review while on the beginning of the 10th arc, but I couldn’t help but want to review it now.

Pact has garnered something of a ‘middle child’ status among the juggernaut web serialist Wildbow’s works. Squished between the huge hit Worm and his currently-running Twig, Pact has somehow been considered the lesser of the three. Even the author himself has admitted that the serial is not as strong as it should be, and has [more . . .]

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