Lilies

Lilies Alex thought of his grandfather of the way that the river at home curved between the fields and shone secret and silver in the light of the moon of the trains full of soldiers that rattled off up in

Alex thought of his grandfather, of the way that the river at home curved between the fields and shone secret and silver in the light of the moon, of the trains full of soldiers that rattled off up into the hills towards the mud and the fear, and of the dead that walked the city Lilies is a short story of the dead and the living, in a city at war where it is hard to tell Alex thought of his grandfather, of the way that the river at home curved between the fields and shone secret and silver in the light of the moon, of the trains full of soldiers that rattled off up into the hills towards the mud and the fear, and of the dead that walked the city Lilies is a short story of the dead and the living, in a city at war where it is hard to tell one from the other, and where the men who carry the lilies commit the strangest of murders and kill the already dead.Lilies was chosen for Stephen Jones Best New Horror anthology and recommended for the British Fantasy Society s Best Short Story Iain s short fiction has been reprinted in anthologies, won awards, and been the basis for a novel shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers Association s Debut Dagger award Iain Rowan is both a meticulous and a passionate writer, and these stories showcase his ample talent wonderfully well You owe it to yourself to discover Rowan s fiction if you haven t already had the pleasure Jeff Vandermeer, author of Finch, Shriek An Afterword, City of Saints and Madmen two time winner of the World Fantasy Award

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Lilies

  1. I ve had a lot of short stories published, and some of those have won awards and been reprinted in anthologies I was shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger novel award a while back I m now working on something else OF US is the crime novel that was shortlisted for the Debut Dagger, and which is now published in paperback and ebook by Infinity PlusWHERE TO GO is a collection of eleven of my previously published crime stories, which includes the Derringer Award winning One Step Closer, and is available for all e readers It s published by Infinity Plus ICE AGE is a collection of eight stories of the strange and the chilling that have been published in various places over the last few years, and it s also available for all e readers Stories in ICE AGE have been reprinted in Year s Best anthologies or were first published in anthologies that ended up being nominated for the Stoker or Shirley Jackson Awards You can read about all of this at my website, iainrowan.

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  1. Book Info Genre Horror Reading Level Adult Disclosure I picked up a free copy of this eBook after winning another of this author s books the LibraryThing Members Giveaway in exchange for an honest review I decided to read and review this one, too, in the interest of completeness.Synopsis Alex thought of his grandfather, of the way that the river at home curved between the fields and shone secret and silver in the light of the moon, of the trains full of soldiers that rattled off up into the hill [...]


  2. This is a hard story to describe it was originally published in one of the Mammoth Best Horror anthologies, but like so much in those collections it s weirder and subtler than straight horror It s set in a nameless city, in a nameless war, where the central character is spending time before going back to the front line Even before the supernatural element is introduced, this setting for the story is gripping and realistic, despite the anonymous place and time There seem to be a few clever little [...]


  3. I downloaded this story as a freebie for kindle, based on the synopsis and the one review that had been written at that time I m not a fan of short stories in general, but am always open to something that sounds original, which this certainly is The writing is very, very good restrained, yet conveying the sadness and despair of a society caught up in a continual war The setting and time are never specified, which gives an otherworldly sense to the story It has elements of both past and present, [...]


  4. Lilies is an excellent short story that s both warming and chilling at once It doesn t go where you first think it will and where it does go is both charming and macabre It s almost touching but something tells you no, you really shouldn t feel quite like that You can read this in the time it takes to have a coffee and for the download price of less than most cups of coffee these days, it s definitely worth a look Wonderful prose, brilliant atmosphere, a great appetiser for Rowan s work.


  5. A surprisingly beautiful story for such a gruesome and war torn setting I started reading this and was immediately reminded of a poem from my favorite poet, Robert W Service The March of the Dead Both tales are very haunting The ending to this story was almost poetic and beautiful in its own right Very nicely done Mr Rowan I would recommend this story and author.





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