Today I want to present a review of an illuminating, and uniquely executed, book.
Allegories of the Tarot is an anthology of 22 different authors, each representing one of the Major Arcana of the Tarot.
From A Promise in the Dark by the enchanting Rochelle Maya Callen to A Body for Your Birthday by Jennifer Wingard, the book brings twists and turns normally only found on those yummy little cinnamon twist donuts.
A Modern Affair by Eden Baylee definitely does the card for The Lovers justice in a way that once again has a twist at the end, which I would not dare give away.
Transformation by Timothy Bryant Smith is a beautiful tale of how Death, while being difficult for those of us lingering on after our loved ones depart, is the journey of a lifetime for each of us.
Anne Chaconas pens a rendition of the Temperance card in Reply All that will leave your ribcage aching from the grandest of stiches.
This is just a smackering of the exotic, humor-filled, dark and twisted stories waiting to be uncovered by your devouring eyes in Allegories of the Tarot.
Be sure to check out the Giveaway at the bottom!
…each an individual splinter of the human psyche.
…honing each splinter in a story of triumph and decay, arrogance and humility.
Stories of the brightest lights and darkest corners of the weirdest minds.
22 cross-genre worlds. 22 portals into the Universal.
Only one way to get there.
About the book
Once upon a time, there was an editor with a fascination for the Tarot.†She was struck one day by a crazy idea. “Hey,” she said. “What if twenty-two writers each wrote a story about the twenty-two cards of the Major Arcana of the Tarot and were fashioned into an anthology?”
The idea would not leave her alone.
And thus, the Allegories of the Tarot was born.
Crowdfunded by a campaign on Indiegogo with the help and support of an amazing group of writers, twenty-two stories were crafted around the mysteries of the Tarot. The group includes a Pushcart Prize nominee, a Pulp Ark nominee, a former Bigfoot researcher, a journalist, an award-winning YA author, and a Rhysling Award winner. Professional writers, new talent, and a range of genres boggling the mind:†Horror, Speculative Fiction, Bizarro Fiction, Erotica, Mystery, Humor, Paranormal, Epic Fantasy, Literary, Romance, and Historical Fantasy.
What has emerged is an outstanding collection of fiction, unique and mysterious. Stories that will make you cry, make you laugh, and make you think. Stories that make you feel the touch of the Universe.
Dare to step through the portal to shadowy realms and emotional journeys.
Rave reviews are in!
“Allegories of the Tarot Anthology is a magical book. Magic that will keep you turning the pages. There are muses, demons, †psychics,†evil, and more! I shivered, I laughed and I even cried. Magic, I tell you. Magic.” -Julie Affleck (Amazon review)
“Reviewing an anthology is slightly more difficult than discussing a book or comic because the tone varies from author to author. However, Allegories somehow flowed together as a well-matched whole. The project ended up feeling like several beads strung together to form a beautiful necklace that were more amazing for being paired together.” -Jodi Scaife (Amazon review)
“All twenty-two stories in this volume are, in a word,†superb. I found myself scouring the Internet as I read it; every story made me want to go find more work by its author.†The ultimate compliment I can give†Allegories†is to say that when I finished it, I thought how I envy those who havenít read it yet.” -Lisa Millraney (Amazon review)