3 out of 4 stars
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The Devil's Eclipse is a collection of tales about the intervention of unruly, strange, and unnatural beings in the life of human beings written by Christopher Williams.
As human beings, we often get caught in our hideous and disgusting thoughts, which gives a chance to unruly evils to penetrate our lives.
Similar is the case with all the tales written in "The Devil's Eclipse".
The first tale is about a navy admiral, Bob Henderson, who is a retired navy officer spending his few leftover days at Crossview Nursing Home in Clearwater, Florida.
Sharon, the day-time manager at the nursing home, guiding the new nurse, asks her to look for the admiral as he hurried by them. As she enters the room and asks if he needs any help, and as she goes near him admiral gets caught into some disgusting thoughts and manipulates her.
She reminds him of the time when he did the same with both of his sons. Momentarily she turns in to an unruly being, and that's how the life of the admiral comes to an end.
The second tale is about a husband and wife, Frank, and Marlene who are taking assistance from the pastor Ross to keep their married life going. They have newly shifted and they feel something abnormal about the house but ignore the feeling.
As time passes by the feeling of something abnormal gets stronger, Frank hears an unusual sound and realizes the presence of a mysterious darkness that is expanding its diameter from the corner of their house.
Suddenly he thinks of rescuing his wife and as he enters and observes the smells the same foul smell and that black evil smoke in the center of the bedroom.
The third tale starts with the introduction of Mr. Wilson and three young siblings, Mr. Wilson was an English man who didn't like them much as they were of dark skin. And also they used to pickpocket from his general store. As the young siblings get caught by Mr.Wilson one day and he came to their house with the police where he humiliated them along with their mother. Meanwhile, they observed that there was something strange happening between their family members, and their mother warned them not to go in that room. Out of curiosity, they found out that there is a book on black magic that is used to call the creatures from the other word so as revenge they decided to call those creatures and will take revenge from Mr. Wilson. Therefore, they called that evil that's how Mr.Wilson's story comes to an end.
And the last tale is a hidden chapter by the writer about the infestation of cockroaches. Cockroaches could be the last to be imagined as the creatures from the other world but that's the beauty of this writer that he can take you to the journey where you will get goosebumps from just the presence of cockroaches.
This story is preferred to ones ho love to read mild horror stories. and also, I don't recommend it to the young ones as it's based on the unleashed thoughts and behaviors of humans such as the manipulation of children by their father. And that could have a bad impact on young minds.
I will give this book three out of four stars rating as it is not that horror as the writer claims it to be. Overall tenses and punctuation were well managed.
The Devil's Eclipse
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