Thursday, November 14, 2013
Review: The Last Chord
The Last Chord by Douglas Wynne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Book Info: Genre: Horror (Lovecraftian) short
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: People who like a short and sweet bone-chilling story
My Thoughts: Douglas Wynne is simply brilliant. In this short story, the main character finds a guitar that belonged to a musician he admired, and who died. He contacts the man's wife and she asks him to do a favor for him. Will he sell his soul for rock-and-roll?
There is just so much in this story. It is paced beautifully, and the details were enough to make the scenes pop without being overly verbose, a necessity for short stories. This is set in the same “universe” as The Devil of Echo Lake, which I read and reviewed a bit over a year ago (click here to see that review).
If you want a story that will chill your blood, and that is about the right length to be read during a lunch break, then do not miss this excellent story. And be sure to check out Wynne's other book, Steel Breeze (that review linked here). An excellent author writing excellent books.
Disclosure: I picked this short up for myself during a KDP promotion. All opinions are my own.
Synopsis: In this short story by the author of The Devil of Echo Lake, a vintage instruments appraiser discovers a haunted guitar and unlocks a lost song that may herald the birth of the apocalypse. Includes a preview chapter of Wynne's second novel, Steel Breeze.
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