Friday, June 8, 2018

Review: The Sea Was a Fair Master @CalvinDemmer

TITLE: The Sea Was a Fair Master
AUTHOR: Calvin Demmer
RELEASE DATE: June 5th, 2018
PUBLISHER: Unnerving
FORMAT: Ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy

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The world’s fate lies with a comatose young girl; an android wants to remember a human she once knew under Martian skies; men at sea learn that the ocean is a realm far different from land, where an unforgiving god rules; a school security guard discovers extreme English class; and a man understands what the behemoth beneath the sea commands of him.
The Sea Was a Fair Master is a collection of 23 stories, riding the currents of fantasy, science fiction, crime, and horror. There are tales of murder, death, loss, revenge, greed, and hate. There are also tales of hope, survival, and love.
For the sea was a fair master.




Calvin Demmer is a dark fiction author. His debut collection, The Sea Was a Fair Master, was released in June 2018. When not writing, he is intrigued by that which goes bump in the night and the sciences of our universe.



The Sea Was a Fair Master is a collection of 23 stories, each one is just a few pages long but each one has its uniqueness and is worth reading. We have different genres: horror, mystery, fantasy, sci-fi, crime but they all have a common line, they have a dark aura and provocative themes. Each one of them caused some impact on me, either for the horror (I mean it wasn't scary but kind of creepy) or the shock, or a different emotion.

It was surprising to read 23 stories (about all kind of subjects) and not finding any repetition, each one is so unique that could have been written by a different author. This speaks about Calvin's writing talent, it's hard to tell a good story in 2 or 3 pages, and he managed to do it 23 TIMES!!

I had to take a couple of minutes after each story to go back to a neutral spot and read the next story without any interferences, I had to do this because each story really caused something in me.



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