The Dire Circle
The circle is dire, much like the outcomes of these stories. In this black zodiac themed anthology, you may come to dislike other people......maybe even yourself.
Nathan D. Ludwig
Daniel R. Robichaud
The Black Zodiac
This collection centers around the Black Zodiac, a set of signs that represent the darkness that dwells within the human spirit. Each story uniquely represents one of these signs, ranging from the stories about the sign itself (The Poison Dart) to the character traits each sign entails (Don’t Judge a Book). Something that really stuck out to me is just how smoothly one story flows into the next. For me, I usually have to read one story at a time, that way they don’t get mixed up in my head, as well as sometimes they have clashing writing styles that make it hard to read in a row. This is not the case in The Dire Circle. Each story brings the same sort of energy, making this anthology feel more like a group effort instead of stories thrown together that have similar themes. Each story commands the reader’s attention, creating a captivating world within the first few sentences. The Dire Circle has no stories that feel weaker than the others, which really shows you the amount of talent that this group of authors brings. I throughly enjoyed the experience this book has to offer, and a lot of the authors peaked my interest, making me want to seek out more from them. Some of my favorite stories include “Don’t Judge a Book” by Ruthann Jagge, “Tempest Test” by Gary McDonough, and “Taking Possession” by Daniel R. Robichaud. Whether you’re interested in your own Black Zodiac, or looking for an anthology that will knock your sock off, The Dire Circle has what you’re searching for. This is my first of D&T Publishing’s anthologies but it won’t be the last!
Hey baby what's your sign?
The Black Zodiac, the other side of each sign. These twelve tales will make you question what you know about your sign. Are you Aries or are you Tyrant? I loved every single story in this collection. Stories about people who give in to the black side of their sign.