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5+ stars for Into the Macrocosm by @konnl #shortstories #metaphysicalfiction #specfic #bookreview

Title: Into the Macrocosm: Short Stories of the Dark Cosmic, Bizarre, and the Fantastic

Author: Konn Lavery

Genre: Metaphysical Fiction, Short Stories

Book Blurb:

Explore a strange universe where time and space blur. Being dead or alive no longer matters as the afterlife and the real world intertwine. A talking goat head, sleep paralysis, genetic freaks, killers, and celestial beings are just a handful of the weird found in this growing macrocosm.

Observe through the lives of 22 souls as the Nameless One attempts to discover the lost memories of how they died. A ghoulish companion in the mysterious Midway aids in the search, where one can witness any time, at any place, for clues. Yet, they’re not alone in this post-death realm. Even in death, danger lurks, and it is not too fond of visitors.

Award-winning author Konn Lavery’s Into the Macrocosm dives into an ongoing large-scale story expansion. The short story collection magnifies on previous connecting suspicions found in his horror novel Seed Me, thriller YEGman, and the dark fantasy series Mental Damnation. These interconnected tales bring them all under one, obscure, unsettling, cosmos.

My Review:

In death, the soul leaves the body but where does it go? Travel through time and space to an eerie universe known as the Macrocosm, where souls regain their memories of not only how they died but what happens next. The journey is challenging and wrought with peril. Anyone can observe what happens but they better tread softly or else they might never escape those lurking behind them...

Into the Macrocosm is a short-story collection of some of the best dark fantasy, horror, and speculative fiction stories I've ever read. As a reader of the great masters of the genre, I found each story activated my imagination with the same morbid fascination as one stares at a gruesome accident. Each story is woven with a precise, well-executed plot, tight characters, just the right amount of suspense and creep factor. The world-building is exceptional, and each story transported me inside the world Konn Lavery has created. Some were downright scary while others had the mystique of horror. The Nameless One is the perfect main character as it's easy to insert oneself into him to observe all that is going on. Konn Lavery is a brilliant writer and I give him credit for weaving complete stories in the short story format. If you're a fan of Poe, The Twilight Zone, or Lovecraft, you need to read Into the Macrocosm. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

Konn Lavery is a Canadian author whose work has been recognized by Edmonton’s top five bestseller charts and by reviewers such as Readers’ Favorite, and Literary Titan.

He started writing stories at a young age while being homeschooled. After graduating from graphic design college, he began professionally pursuing his writing with his first release, Reality. He continues to write in the thriller, horror, and fantasy genres.

He balances his literary work along with his own graphic design and website development business. His visual communication skills have been transcribed into the formatting and artwork found within his publications supporting his fascination with transmedia storytelling.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N


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