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"Darkness Calls - Volume One" is the first in a series of three short story collections. Comprising themes of fear, madness, isolation, violence and the supernatural, "Darkness Calls" builds into a chilling collection of modern horror works.

In volume opener "Dark Rain", a mysterious storm brings about a terrifying change in the residents of a sleepy country village. Taking cues from the works of Edgar Allan Poe, "The Patio" is a dream-like journey into a mysterious world... and the horrific revelation it contains. "An Open Letter..." is a short but powerful, thought-provoking piece of prose; a pointless cry to an ignorant society.

The oldest story in this collection, the violent "Face Value" presents a shocking tale of revenge from beyond the grave. A dystopian future provides a terrifying backdrop to the symobolic existence of five leviathans: the forgotten, the needing, the homeless, the corporation, and Death in "Fallen Angel". The final story in the volume, "Trapped", takes us into the claustrophobic hell of a mother and daughter, imprisoned in their overturned vehicle along an isolated highway.

Featuring a foreword by the author and individual notes on each story contained within, this opening volume serves as the perfect introduction to the works of this exciting new British horror talent.

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