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Christine Morgan works the overnight shift in a psychiatric facility and divides her writing time among many genres. A lifelong reader, she also writes, reviews, beta-reads, occasionally edits and dabbles in self-publishing. She has over a dozen novels in print and more due out soon.
Her stories have appeared in several anthologies, been nominated for Origins Awards, and given Honorable Mention in two volumes of Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. She’s a wife, mom, and possible future crazy-cat-lady whose other interests include gaming, history, superheroes, crafts, and cheesy disaster movies.
Mallory Heart Reviews
on March 26, 2013 :
Review of The Horned Ones: Cornucopia
When I began this riveting book, I thought I was reading an adventure/thriller, a story of courage (and the opposite, fearful selfishness) in the face of a natural disaster—an underground cave system partially collapsing, trapping three full tours of curious tourists and their guides. Well, I did get all that, and in the meantime watched the human condition unfold, as certainly times this troubling bring out the true character of any individual, and the characters in “The Horned Ones: Cornucopia” certainly run the continuum from almost all good to almost all evil, including “bad guys” who actually demonstrate altruism, and other bad guys the reader will hope never to encounter.
But this novel is not just a thriller—this novel is also scientifically bent, exploratory, and contains a great deal of horror, the kind of horror that made my hair stand on end and chills run tiny spider legs along my spine (perhaps, considering the story’s locale, tiny albino cave eyeless cave spiders). The horror that rules the last portion of the book is virtually unforgettable—and left this reviewer hoping for a sequel.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)