Book Review Dominio della Morte
Dominio della Morte is a collection of 23 short stories. I’m impressed with the span these stories cover.
The title gives us a clue as to what the short stories are about, Death. Dylan J Morgan spreads a wide range of possibilities, of death in this collection. He gives us Vampires, Werewolves, Ghosts, Zombies, and other undead and dead creatures.
These stories are all about death, and some get very intense. I really like how they are short quick read. I could read a story and then get some chores done before moving on to a new story, I wasn’t rushing through the chapter because I had work to be done. I’d read a story and if I couldn’t keep reading I knew the ending of that particular story. I would try to get back to the next story quickly.
Just when you think, Mr. Morgan can’t possibly give you another great story he does. His array of death is so surprising. For example, there are six or seven stories that involve ghosts. Each one is so different, that I had to go and actually count them out, to make sure. While I was reading never once did I think not another ghost story, I was excited to find out what would happen next.
My favorite stories were “Beasts At The Door” “The Passenger” “By The Cycle Of The Moon” “Northern Lights Eternal Darkness” and the “Bloodlines teaser” these are the ones that still stick with me. Ghosts, Werewolves, Trolls, and Vampires, could you ever possibly go wrong with any of those for your characters? I think not.
I have to tell you there are scenes that talk about child violence. I can’t read graphic scenes like that, so I had to set the novel aside a few times before finishing one of the stories. When I’d come back and read again, I’d see there was a reason for it. I don’t want to give the stories away but remember I’ve said they consist of Zombies, Werewolves, Vampires, and such. Where there was real child violence, it was very brief and vague.
My rating of Dominio della Morte on a scale 1-10 would be 9.7. I can’t give it a full 10 because I had to sit it aside a few times when the talk of child violence became a little too much. I didn’t rate low, because if you can read those scenes without stopping you’ll see it isn’t that bad. It is for grownups, I wouldn’t let my teenager read it, although I’m sure she’s seen worse on TV.
If you like paranormal reads (of course you do you’re reading my blog) I highly recommend Domino della Morte. It’s really good.
You can find Dominio Della Morte at
Dominio della Morte
You can find Mr. Morgan on Twitter @DylanJMorgan
or his website Dylan J Morgan
Thanks for the review, Mari. I’m glad you liked it.
You’re welcome. I really liked it. It was great!
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A very good friend of mine, the hugely talented Mari Wells, received an advanced review copy of my collection, Dominio della Morte. This is her thoughts on the book.