Desperate magic worked in the face of terrible danger. An old house with a hidden secret. An interview with a zombie. A woman allergic to the twenty-first century. A necromancer with evil written all over his face. Literally.
Spell Circles contains twenty-seven stories of the weird, wonderful and fantastical originally published between 1999 and 2011 and now collected together for the first time. Stories range from the very short up to novella length.
The Standing Stones of Erelong * Straight to Hull * Museum Beetles * Trompe-l’oeil * Midnight in the Room of Clocks * The Ghost Train * A Sorcerous Mist * Birth (Moth)er * The Magister’s Clock * A Zombie Walked Into A Bar * Meteorolgy for Beginners * Just Desserts * Guitar Heroes * Angels * Earthworks * Cernunnos * Bones are Rising to the Surface * Scarecrows * KeyQuest * Trick or Treat * The One Thousand One Hundred and Eleven Gates to Faerie * The Summoning * Lucky Numbers * Saved! * The Great Forbidding * Vampyre Slayer * Lost in a Good Book
“A fantastic collection of 27 stories which range from drabble length to novelette. Simon Kewin is a hidden gem in the speculative fiction genre. Incredibly well-written and enthralling”
“excellent … Kewin’s imagination soars over the fantastic landscape”
“Wonderful stories brimming with ideas”
“a potent mix of feverish page-turners and one-liners”
The Standing Stones of Erelong
“I am going to be blunt with my assessment. This tale was excellent … Recommended.” – Diabolical Plots
“a lesson in brilliant storytelling. The world building is phenomenal. This story deserves an award.” – LitHaven
“I loved it.” – Whispers of Wickedness