A World of Terror

Rated 4.00/5 based on 4 reviews
The authors of ASMSG have determined this Halloween to be a great time for Terror. Ghouls, ghosts, vamps, death, and psychos reign in World of Terror. Twenty stories of fright and nightmares await you as you peruse these tales of fear and horror. Enjoy, and don't forget to keep a bed light on just in case. More
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Graham Downs reviewed on Oct. 30, 2014

For the most part, I enjoyed this book far better than A World of Possibility, the first book in the series of anthologies by ASMSG Authors.

I found the stories to be generally well-written, the plots were good, and some of them were even quite funny. They were also all quite short, something I really like in a collection of stories. Some of the stories suffered from minor grammatical errors, inconsistent tenses, stuff like that, but not enough to detract from the stories themselves.

My only serious complaint is, like the aforementioned book, the Table of Contents is non-existent. There's a beginning and a midpoint (which I know from experience is what Smashwords generates, when the formatters neglect to put a proper TOC in). This made it impossible for me to go back to individual stories that I liked, to find out who the author is, and also for me to judge how many pages/screens I had left in each story as I was reading, which is important for me when I'm planning my reading sessions.

It's something that could've been put in very easily, but it's a glaring oversight that it's not there. And it really doesn't help the authors. I hope they fix it in a later edition (which are really easy to upload in today's world of e-books).
(review of free book)
chucklesthescot reviewed on June 14, 2014

Here are the stories I liked in the anthology:

Murielle Cyr-Class Reunion
A pupil from June's past arrives to ruin her chance of promotion.
June was a real bitch to her pupils and staff and you want her to get what she deserves. Nicely told and developed (3 star)

Lucy Pireel-Hunger
The coven test a new recruit on a mission to the city to see if he defeats temptation.
This one has potential and had an interesting concept. Decent read. (2.5 stars)

Chad Huskins- Jesse came to the dead tree
Nobody believes that Hannah ever existed but Jessie knows that the garden tree took her and goes out for answers.
This was a creepy little tale with a nice twist. (2.5 stars)

JJ Toner-The Perfect Woman
A scientist creates the perfect woman in a lab but he is not her perfect man.
Creepy, intriguing Frankenstein twist. Decent read. (3 stars)

Billy Ray Chitwood-The Closet
The bedroom closet in a man's dream home is a place where aliens can abduct.
Sounds weird but this was a clever little story that I enjoyed. (3 star)

Ann Swann-The Fee
The cost of a fertility deal with the devil.
This was a creepy, atmospheric story that was enjoyable with a nice twist. (3 star)

Thomas Ryan-The Wooden Chest
Two kids travel to grampa's house and discover the family secret.
I really liked this one! You don't mess with grampa! (3.5 star)

Lauren Scharhag-Zombie Anonymous
A group of zombies who rediscovered their emotions after a semi-cure meet at a self help group.
An intriguing read that I would like to see developed into a proper novella or novel. This has real potential. (3 star)
(review of free book)
norainwonderland reviewed on Dec. 20, 2013

A large variety of horror stories from many different catergories. Great read.
(review of free book)
Christoph Fischer reviewed on Oct. 8, 2013

"A World of Terror" contains many different worlds of terror, it is in fact an amazing cross section of all types of horror: it contains werewolves, haunted school buildings, ghosts, flesh eating monsters and dead trees to name a few.
Bringing together a large ensemble of writers the pieces are naturally written in a broad variety of style which makes this a inspiring reading experience. The stories range from more classic horror settings with wooden chests, dead trees and the devil to modern ones with gps systems and Zombies Anonymous.
I was impressed with the versatility of some authors whom I know from their excellent writing in other genres,one even in children's books.
Credit is due to the skilled editing that has compiled this entertaining anthology in a way that never bores. The flow is perfect from the first story to the last.
There is great psychological terror in "Millie" and a well written modern take on Frankenstein in "The Perfect Woman".
This is a thrilling showcase of writing talent that has something good and scary for every fan of horror.
(review of free book)
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