Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Fantasy Book Critic on Vampire Lake

Fantasy Book Critic weighs in on "Vampire Lake," my novella in the forthcoming anthology, Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 2: "One complaint I had about the first Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy was the anthology's lack of horror. As a result, I was pleased to see Norman Partridge in the new volume. After all, the author is considered a master of dark fiction, and after reading "Vampire Lake," it's easy to see why. Combining horror and fantasy within a gritty Western setting -- think Jonah Hex meets Preacher meets John Carpenter -- Norman Partridge's unapologetically dark, violent and bloody tale about a bounty killer, a blacksmith, a dynamite man, a preacher and a boy who possesses the second sight, and their suicidal quest to reach Vampire Lake and the vampire queen that resides there, is wickedly entertaining. Easily my favorite story in the anthology."