Saturday, June 21, 2014
Relic Of Death - by David Bernstein - Wildly original novella
Relic Of Death is a brilliantly conceived and executed horror novella. Many times a novella will leave me wanting more on some level. More story, more character development, more of something. Relic Of Death is perfect, just where it is.
It's difficult to give a story synopsis without revealing too much. As you can tell from the beautiful cover (Darfuse always has exceptional covers), it has something to do with a mystical suitcase.
The story is told through a series of vignettes as the object changes hands violently over time. Before it all becomes too repetitious, Bernstein reveals the truth about the Relic Of Death and gives the tale some closure, for now.
This is my first time reading David Bernstein, it certainly won't be my last. With clear, crisp prose, he delivers page after page just what the story calls for. No fluff, no wasted words.
Relic Of Death is another winning entry in the Darkfuse novella series. My bookclub membership is the best money I've ever spent with a small press.
Official release date is June 24, 2014. Relic Of Death will be available in a variety of formats and if you have an Amazon Prime membership you can read it for FREE through the Kindle Owners Lending Library.