Thursday, March 7, 2013



I'm so glad I had the opportunity to read this book. I had been hearing about it for months over at Agent Query Connect, and I couldn't wait for it to come out. Then the opportunity came to receive a free copy of The Fall: Tales From The Apocalypse in exchange for a fair review.
Hell, yeah! SIGN ME UP.
The book came at the right time. I was sick, bored out of my mind from being in bed, so what better time to delve into to the concept of mortality via the various tales devoted to the destruction of civilization.
I'm a sucker for zombies. What? That can't be surprise... hello, Walking Dead fanatic here. But, this book didn't just have zombies. Oh no, there's angels and baseball. Cat's and corn. There were tales that left me sniffling into my pillow because a character dies leaving behind a devastated loved one. And others which left me thinking about them for days ... okay, months later.
It's taken me a while to finish this book. I've been tied up with my crazy revision, so it's been nice to curl up and get the pants scared off me when I need to relax. I'm not a fan of every story in the book. There were a few that weren't to my taste ... mmm, brains, but this book is edited well. Even the stories I wasn't a fan of were well written. I can tell the authors had a blast writing this anthology.
On the whole, I think this was a fun read.
An anthology of short stories, The Fall explores different visions of the apocalypse. Ancient prophecies, technological Armageddon, failures of government, a distracted deity, and yes, zombies all have their moments in this collection, but so do love, yearning, hope, and humor. In the end, the apocalypse offers a path to new beginnings, even if it requires a trek through death, despair, and destruction to find them.

The latest anthology from Elephant’s Bookshelf Press, LLC, tackles an array of challenges presented by thirteen authors (it just worked out that way, I swear.) Authors include P.S. Carrillo, Judy Croome, Ryan Graudin, R.C. Lewis, J. Lea Lopez, Mindy McGinnis, R.S. Mellette, Alexandra Tys O’Connor, Jean Oram, Matt Sinclair, A.M. Supinger, Amy Trueblood, and Cat Woods.

The Fall was edited by Mindy McGinnis, Matt Sinclair, and Cat Woods and copy-edited by Jean Oram, with cover design by Calista Taylor, and book design by R.C. Lewis.

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  1. Somehow, I hadn't seen your review here. Thanks so much, Angie! I'm glad you enjoyed it, and I hope you'll enjoy the next anthology, Summer's Edge, which will be released in June.

    1. You're very welcome :) I can't wait for the new anthology. Some of my favorite authors will be in it, lol.


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